European Union Ambassador to Bangladesh Pierre Mayaudon today said European Union (EU) will extend its cooperation for implementation of Children Act-2013 in Bangladesh.
“We are welcoming the Children Act-2013 as it has been formulated in line with child rights charter,” he told a seminar on “Sensitization of Children Act-2013” here.
Directorate of Social Service in cooperation with the project titled “Child Protection and Rehabilitation of Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Bangladesh” organized the seminar.
Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali, State Minister for Social Welfare Ministry Promod Mankin, Social Welfare Secretary Nasima Begum and Acting Country Director of Save the Children Bangladesh Sharon Hauser, among others, addressed the seminar with Director General of Directorate of Social Service Mohammad Saidur Rahman in the chair.
Justice Mohammad Iman Ali of Appellate Division of the Supreme Court presented the keynote paper at the seminar.
Mohsin Ali said fundamental rights should be ensured for children to make them competent citizen in the country. The government is implementing various programmes to unlock the potentials of children for building an economically prosperous Bangladesh, he added.
He said, “Children were very beloved and affectionate of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu had always thought for the welfare of children.”
Mohsin Ali urged all to work together to groom children up with modern education to ensure their better contribution to the development process in the country.