Cultural programme and traditional games celebrating the girl child
To generate awareness on the health and rights of girl-children, a discussion, traditional games and a cultural programme were held at Panchagarh Shishu Academy premises on Sunday.
Additional District Magistrate Ahsanul Pervez was the chief guest, while District Children's Affair Officer Akhteruzzaman was in the chair.
Among the speakers were medical officer of Panchagarh Sadar Hospital Dr. Afroza Begum and assistant teacher of Panchagarh Girls' School Rashida Begum.
Speakers at the discussion said that women form a major segment of the population. Unless steps are taken for their development, it is not possible to ensure the country's development. So we should take effective initiatives for women's development and remove all constraints in the path of their empowerment, they asserted.
They went on to add that traditional games --'Kanamachhi', 'Bouchi', and 'Gollachhut' were once popular among young girls, especially in rural areas. It is necessary to take steps to promote and popularise our heritage among the young, said the speakers.
Later some rural traditional games were played with the participation of about 200 female students from various schools in the town.
A cultural programme comprising modern, folk songs, dances and recitation followed the discussion and games.
Panchagarh Shishu Academy organised the programme.