BANGLADESH: Hasina urges editors to launch pages for children

Awami League President and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the affluent section of the society including businesspersons to patronise ideal organisations for children to groom them as ideal citizens

The Daily Star
Saturday, December 20, 2003

Awami League President and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the affluent section of the society including businesspersons to patronise ideal organisations for children to groom them as ideal citizens.

"An ideal-based children's organisation enables the children to grow up with dignity and learn to differentiate between what is just and what is unjust," she said.

Hasina at a discussion meeting and cultural function marking the Victory Day urged the newspaper editors to launch pages for children to help flourish their talent and morals.

The programme was organised by Ghasful Khelaghar Asar in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the evening.

"The true history of the country's liberation war had been distorted, undermining the image of 'father of the nation' Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," she said.

"The new generation will one day reject the present government for distorting the history," she added.

She urged the people to "resist the anti-independence forces and enemies of democracy to put an end to the anxiety and panic they are living under."

AL General Secretary Abdul Jalil, and lawmaker Colonel (retd) Shawkat Ali, Editor of the fortnightly Ananya Tasmima Hossain and Sammilito Sangskritik Jote General Secretary Golam Kuddus were present.