Concerted effort is the key
Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday said many areas regarding child development require concerted efforts.
He made the remarks during the unveiling ceremony of "50 Years of Bangladesh for Children", a book compiling 15 pieces by eminent figures of the country on the overall picture of children in Bangladesh in the past 50 years, at a programme in Dhaka.
The book is jointly published by Save the Children and Prothoma Prokashon.
Apart from some study-based articles, the book includes writings that reflect the authors' experience of fieldwork, present realities of the lives of the country's children, and steps to overcome existing barriers in child development.
The book also highlights alternative ideas to prevent violence against children and other issues like protecting the child's health, future, development, prospects, challenges, and safety have also come up.
The list of the authors includes children's rights activists, researchers, journalists, child health experts, academics, litterateurs, and children's film organisers.
Save the Children in Bangladesh's Country Director Ono Van Mannen, Prothom Alo Editor and Publisher Matiur Rahman, authors of the book, editorial board, representatives of the high commissions and embassies, UN representatives and visitors from the commercial sector were also present at the event.