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Underprivileged children need support for flourishing talents

RAJSHAHI, Jan 4, 2017 (BSS) - Highlighting the aspects of ensuring child-friendly atmosphere in the society, speakers at a discussion here called upon all government and non-government organisations concerned to come forward to flourish latent talents of children coming from underprivileged communities.

They viewed that children irrespective of classes, should have equal rights in the society. There is no way but to protect the rights of children coming from the disadvantaged communities.

The observations came at a prize-giving ceremony of a daylong divisional level cultural and arts competition, for the underprivileged children, at Brac Learning Centre in the city on Tuesday.

Brac Education Programme (BEP) organized the competition. A total of 150 students from Brac schools in eight districts under Rajshahi division took part in different events of the competition.

Commissioner of Rajshahi division Abdul Hannan and Additional Commissioner (General) Munir Hossain addressed the programme as chief and special guest respectively with Brac District Representative AKM Jahedul Islam in the chair.

Assistant Director of Department of Primary Education Abul Kalam Azad, Paba Upazila Nirbahi Officer Selim Hossain and Brac Senior Regional Manager Khan Muhammad Ferdous also spoke.

Abdul Hannan said parents should teach their children positive moral values. Children become vulnerable due to various reasons, it is the society's responsibility to provide these children institutional learning so that they can avail the scopes of education like other privileged ones, he added.

He opined that social responsibility and political will is very much vital to protect child rights. Children must be protected from all sorts of violation, repression and deprivation for building a healthy and knowledge-based future generation.

Arranging more literary and cultural competitions for the students will facilitate them towards becoming knowledgeable, he added.