M.A.Farid (Gazipur) : PSTC’s Hello I Am project organized an exchange meeting with journalists on Thursday (June 25) at 12 noon at the office of a daily newspaper in the Municipal Super Market in Gazipur to prevent child marriage. Md. Alamgir Hossain, editor and publisher of the local daily
Mukta Balakar, presided over the meeting. Nasreen Zakia, another project associate of the project, delivered the keynote address.MA Farid, General Secretary of Gazipur District Reporters Club, Md. Moniruzzaman, Former Joint Secretary of Gazipur Press Club, Kamal Hossain Babul, Cashier of
Gazipur Press Club and Gazipur District Reporters Club took part in the exchange of viewsVice-President Md. Bayazid Hossain, journalist Md. Abid Hossain Bulbul, weekly Bhawal’s news editor Sushil Chandra Pal and journalist Manik Sarkar among others. Also present at the meeting was Shahriar Shaon, Project Associate of Hello I Am Project.
Participants in the exchange of views said that child marriage is a serious social disorder. Many of us do not understand this. This requires social awareness. And the media can play an important role in this regard. If the media spreads all kinds of features, short stories and reports about the evils of child marriage, it will create awareness among the people.
The meeting emphasized on stopping child marriage at any cost. It is said that there is no alternative to stop child marriage to reduce maternal mortality rate and create a healthy next generation.