Gouripur(Mymensingh): International Women's Day 2019 was observed in Gouripur Upazila of Mymensingh district on Friday demanding equal rights, safe mobility for women and women's safety in all levels of the society.
Government and non-government organization chalked out various programmes including rallies, discussions and cultural programmes to mark the day with this year's slogan 'Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’ with a call on the masses to help forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world.
A rally was brought out at 10AM from the Upazila Parishad that ended at the same place.
Members of different organizations including ACECC Nari Kallyan Sangstha, ADRA, Creative Nari Kallyan Sangstha attended a rally and women from different professionals took part at the rally along with colourful festoon, banner and play cards.
Later a discussion meeting on Right Dignity and Equel jointly organised by Upazila Administration and Department of Upazila Women Affairs office was held at Upazila Public Hall with ASM Riad Hasan Sourab, AC (Land) of Gouripur upazila in the chair.
Speakers at a discussion here on Wednesday stressed the need for effective resistance against repression on women and establishing their rights equal to the male counterparts.
The discussion was addressed among others by Sultana Begum Akanda, Upazila Women Affairs Officer, Upazila AL Senor President Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed, Abu Saleh Md. Wahidullah, Upazila LGED Officer, Shewly Choudhury Female Counselor of Gouripur Municipality, Besides, ACECC Nari Kallyan Sangstha and Creative Nari Kallyan Sangstha organized jointly a discussion meeting on Right Dignity and Equel of women at Gouripur Dhan Mahal marking the day at 11:30PM.
Rabeya Islam Dolly Upazila female Vice-chaima, Upazila AL Senor President Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed, Upazila Chairmen candidates Upazila AL General Secretary Babu Bidhu Bhushan Das, Counselor of Gouripur Municipality and Upazila Juba League General Secretary Md. Muffazzal Hossain Khan and Upazila Vice-chaima candidate, Upazila Krishak League Organising Secretary Rafique Bokainagary were present there.
March 09, 2019