Daffodil International University (DIU) organized a seminar on “Social Awareness and Ethical Development of students’’ on 23 October 2017 at 71 Milonayoton organized by Complaint Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment of the university.
Advocate Sultana Kamal, Chairperson of the Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) and Country’s renowned Social Worker was present in the seminar as keynote speaker. The seminar was presided over by Professor Dr. Md. Golam Mowla Choudhury, Chairman, Complaint Committee to prevent sexual harassment while Professor Dr. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice Chancellor and Professor Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro Vice Chancellor of DIU were present as guests of honor. Mr. Hamidul Haque Khan, Treasurer, Professor Dr. Engr. A. K. M. Fazlul Hoque, Registrar, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director of Students’ Affairs, Ms. Irina Ishrat, Assistant Professor and Committee Member, Complaint Committee to prevent sexual harassment were also present and spoke at the seminar.
Addressing as the keynote speaker Advocate Sultana Kamal said, one of the major aims of Liberation War was to build a society free from gender discrimination. But it’s a matter of regret that even after so many years of independence, we couldn’t achieve goal. That’s why we need to analyse ourselves”.
She also said, Bangladeshi women have proven track of success records in various sectors which is known all around the world. Beside these, it is also talk of the world that our country is also proactive in women violence. She said through citing statistical information that 87% women of Bangladesh are victim of family violence still now. To overcome this situation it requires social awareness and ethical development.
Professor Dr. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam, Professor Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder and Mr. Hamidul Haque Khan also spoke on gender equality, social awareness, ethics and so many topics at the seminar. The seminar was concluded through a question-answer session.