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PM’s role in women empowerment lauded

  • Published at 09:32 pm November 10th, 2019
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Sheikh Hasina was awarded in 2016 for her contributions in women empowerment

Lord Tariq Ahmad, UK minister of state for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia, has lauded the role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the field of women empowerment and women education at the Commonwealth Fair in London.

“I got the chance to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. I know she has a pivotal role in women empowerment and women education,” he said on Saturday,

Tariq said this during the inaugural ceremony of the Commonwealth Fair 2019 at Kensington Town Hall in London, according to a press release on Sunday, reports BSS.

Noting that the UK premier has also attached importance to women education, Tariq said the Commonwealth Fair is playing an important role in promoting women education.

This year the daylong fair was hosted by the Bangladesh High Commission in London in aid of the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund (CGEF).

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem along with guests inaugurated the daylong fair with the playing of national anthems of Bangladesh and the UK.

Muna said, the prime minister was honoured with “Planet 50-50 Champion” and “Agent of Change” awards in 2016 for her outstanding contributions to women empowerment.

She added that Sheikh Hasina has become a role model of women development and women education.

She said the Bangladesh High Commission with the association of Bangladeshi-British community has collected 15,000 pounds for the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund (CGEF).

Commonwealth Countries League (CCL) President Nalini Paranavitane, Commonwealth Secretariat Deputy Secretary General Dr Arjoon Suddhoo, Commonwealth Girls Education Fund Chairman (CGEF) Chairman Roxanne St Clair, CCL patron Louisa Service, OBE and Commonwealth Fair Coordinator Cecilia Muchemi addressed the inaugural ceremony of the fair.

The UK’s veteran politician Lord David Howell also joined the inaugural fair spontaneously.

A total of 38 countries took part in the fair and 34 institutions exhibited and sold crafts and other products in the traditionally decorated stalls.

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