Dhaka, May 6 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday greeted the SSC examinees who have come out successful in this year’s examinations and asked those who failed to take preparations again to sit for the next year’s examinations.
"There’s nothing impossible for human being…any impossible thing can be made possible through concentration, determination and labour," a press release of the Prime Minister Office (PMO) quoted her as saying.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni read out the statement of the Prime Minister, who is now in London, while announcing the results of the SSC and its equivalent examinations.
The Prime Minister said there is nothing to be frustrated. "If you try from now on, you’ll be able to achieve good results overcoming all the obstacles," she said.
The Prime Minister also congratulated the guardians and teachers.
"Remember, you’re the steerspersons of tomorrow's Bangladesh, you’ve to engage yourselves in serving the people of the country and the world. For that, you should grow up with patriotism and human quality alongside acquiring the knowledge of science and technology.”
The Prime Minister said the dream of the Father of the Nation was to build a Golden Bengal free from hunger, poverty and illiteracy through economic emancipation.
"We’ve been working tirelessly to materialise the dream of the Father of the Nation. Though we’ve resource constraint, we’re trying to build our future generation to face the challenges of the 21st century through providing them modern education," she said.
In the previous years, Hasina said, she announced the SCC and equivalent exam results and shared the joy with the students. But this year she was unable to be present at the programme as she is now staying in London.
The Prime Minister expressed sorrow to the examinees for this.
She hoped that the students will build themselves as worthy citizens of the country through utilising their talent and creativity.
The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2019 under 10 education boards were published today with 82.20 pass percentage.
Some 21,27,815 examinees took part in the examinations.
Dhaka, May 6 (UNB) – The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Monday fixed the prices of beef at Tk 525 and buffalo at Tk 480 for the holy Ramadan, which are Tk 75 and Tk 60 higher respectively than the last year’s prices.
The DSCC authorities fixed the prices of mutton at Tk 750 and that of lamb at Tk 650, which were Tk 720 and Tk 600 respectively last year.
DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon disclosed the decision after a meeting with meat traders at Nagarbhaban in the city.
The mayor said the newly-fixed prices would remain in effect until 27th Ramadan.
Dhaka, May 6 (UNB) - Saco Watch, a popular and traditional brand watch distributor of the country, has opened a showroom of world famous wristwatch brand Omega Boutique at the D zone of Jamuna Future Park in the city.
Planning Minister M A Mannan inaugurated the showroom as the chief guest on Sunday, said a press release.
Former Ambassadors Rashedul Ahmed, Ambassador Jamil Majid and
Chairman of Saco Watch Company Atiqur Rahman spoke among others on the occasion.
Addressing the progrmame, Planning Minister Abdul Mannan said that the government will extend its support if entrepreneurs go for manufacturing watch and export those to other countries.
Dhaka, May 6 (UNB)- Speakers at programme here have underscored the need for increased investment in nursing and midwifery professions as these are playing a key role in achieving ‘health for all’ in the country.
They came up with the view at Nursing and Midwifery Forum 2019 jointly organised by Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery (DGMN) and Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council (BNMC) with support from World Health Organization (WHO) Bangladesh.
The programme was organised in observance of the International Nurses Day and International Day of Midwife 2019 held at Krishibid Institution in the city on Sunday.
The profession of the midwifery is very critical as midwives help avert sexually-transmitted infections and prevent disabilities like obstetric fistula, mother-to-child transmission of HIV and female genital mutilation, the speakers said.
Addressing the prgramme as the chief guest, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Murad Hasan said the government has given more emphasis on nursing and midwifery education considering the critical role of nurses and midwives in reducing maternal and child mortality as well as saving lives.
He said the government is planning to expand the nursing and midwifery education with updated curricula to ensure quality midwifery and nursing services to people in the country.
Currently, there are 56,733 registered nurses and midwives in the country, and the government has recently appointed over 2,000 midwives, said the state minister.
He said the government is strongly committed to making Bangladesh a developed country by achieving the SDGs. “Child and maternal death rates have been reduced while the average life expectancy has increased, as this government puts special emphasis on these issues.”
Dr Bardan Jung Rana, the WHO representative to Bangladesh, said the development of the two professions is vital for marching towards universal health coverage and achieving the SDGs.
The presentation on the prospect of nursing and midwifery, made by Suriya Begum underlined, “If we invest more in developing quality midwives, we’ll get returns of almost 16 times the investment, and it will help ensure health for all as well as health-related sustainable goals by 2030.”
Nursing and Midwifery Forum 2019 was organised combining the themes of International Nurses Day and International Day of Midwife.
Every year, International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday, and this year’s theme set by the International Council of Nurses is “Nurses: a voice to lead, health for all. International Day of the Midwife is celebrated yearly on May 5 and this year’s theme set by the International Confederation of Midwives is “Midwives: defenders of women’s rights.”
Presided over by Health Secretary G M Saleh Uddin, the function was also addressed by Director General, DGNM, Tandra Sikder , WHO Representative in Bangladesh Dr Bardan Jung Rana, UNFPA Representative in Bangladesh Dr Asa Torkelssen, Registrar, BNMC, Shuriya Begum, Director General, Directorate General of Family Planning Dr. Kazi Mostafa Sarwar and First Secretary of the High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh Gabrielle Mathieu.
Dhaka, May 6 (UNB) - LeMéridien Dhaka and UNICEF Bangladesh have signed an agreement to raise money for children in Bangladesh during the holy month of Ramadan from May 5 to June 4.
Le Méridien Dhaka will support UNICEF Bangladesh by contributing US$ 1 per customer who purchases Sehri and Iftar buffets through the campaign, entitled ‘Putting Every Child First this Ramadan’.
The campaign will enable hotel guests to make donations in three boxes that will be placed in the hotel throughout Ramadan.
“UNICEF works to support the rights of every child, especially the most vulnerable. The partnership between Le Méridien Dhaka and UNICEF during Ramadan will help put every child first by raising awareness on the key issues affecting children in Bangladesh and supporting programmes that addresses basic needs of children”, said Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF Bangladesh Representative on Monday .
Money which is donated will help UNICEF help children in Bangladesh grow to their fullest potential. The partnership will consist of an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of their plight and improve their lives.
‘‘In this Ramadan, we are glad to be part of this noble charitable campaign for the development of the under-privileged children, we all have our parts to play. Development and growth do not happen overnight - rather they gradually bring changes through collective efforts and measures. We are happy to be a part of this cause with UNICEF,” said Constantinos S. Gavriel, General Manager, LeMéridien Dhaka.
Money raised will be used to strengthen UNICEF’s work on core issues, including the reduction of preventable newborn deaths and a lowering of child and mother mortalities.
The cash will also help provide better nutrition for children and go towards efforts to reduce levels of stunting.
The fund will also be used to enhance early childhood development and improve the quality of education for all children, ensuring access to safe drinking water for them and their families.
Further, the money will help end all forms of violence, exploitation and abuse of children while simultaneously strengthening opportunities for adolescents, allowing them to become more engaged with society.
Both Le Méridien Dhaka and UNICEF Bangladesh have hailed the collaboration as the start of a sustainable partnership to support the rights of every child in Bangladesh.
It is hoped the partnership will encourage other private sector partners and individual donors to participate in critically important Resource mobilization efforts for UNICEF’s programme of collaboration for children in Bangladesh.