Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government is implementing various programmes to strengthen the position of womenfolks in the society, create women leadership and increase women education so that they can advance equally.
“We want women of the country to step forward equally. Half of the population of this society is women. If the womenfolks cannot prepare themselves equally … then how this society will be built?” she said at a programme at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium on Wednesday marking the 140th birth and 88th death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain.
Prime Minister Hasina said that the government wanted to build Bangladesh into a developed country, but if half of the society stays behind then how will society stand on its own feet.
Sheikh Hasina said that the government has given importance to women education and their employment. The government wanted to develop the socioeconomic condition of the country and for that, it has taken massive development programmes.
In this connection, she mentioned about the special training programmes for womenfolks so that they could stand on their own feet.
“This will be good for society and the country. The country will be free from poverty. We’re working massively keeping that target in mind,” she said.