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Cultural activists urged to help build society free from child marriage

September 24, 2021 00:00:00

RAJSHAHI, Sept 23 (BSS): Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder has urged cultural activists to play their due role in building the society free from child marriage and drug-addiction.

He said the present government is positive to the cultural workers as its culture-friendly and urged them to play effective role against child marriage and addiction to drugs.

The minister came up with the observation while addressing a meeting marking the distribution of incentives among beneficiaries under different development programmes at Sapahar Upazila Parishad Hall Room in Naogaon district on Thursday as the chief guest.

Food Minister Sadhan Majumder said, "Decent cultural practice always plays a vital role in establishing discipline in the society".

He stressed the need for engaging the new generation towards decent cultural practice side by side with the academic curricula to protect our own culture.

He said, "The country doesn't face any food crisis amid the pandemic and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian provided incentives to all the affected sectors".

The minister urged the public representatives, marriage registrars and local administration to become active against child marriage.

He also called upon the local administration for adopting zero tolerance steps in terms of the child marriage and drug addiction.

In the meeting, the minister distributed grants and kinds under different programmes. He also disbursed 1,000 saplings.

With Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abdullah Al Mamun in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Upazila Chairman Shahjahan Hossain, Assistant Superintendent of Police Binoy Kumar Sarker and Upazila Women Affairs Officer Amena Khatun.

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