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12:00 AM, April 29, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:45 AM, April 29, 2018

Setting an example

Brotee's treatment plant distributes drinkable water among people in 3 C'nawabganj villages; 100 villages under 4 upazilas in Rajshahi, Naogaon free from child marriage

Parul recently completed her degree (pass course) examinations from a college in Naogaon. She also tutors students.

Rina Roy, director of rights organisation Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), which supported Brotee in the projects, said the government needs to look into the provision which allows child marriage on “special circumstances” in the Child Marriage Restraint Act-2017.

Praising Brotee initiatives, Zafar Ahmed Khan, senior secretary of the Local Government Division, said sustainable development could be achieved through building coordination among the local government, NGOs and civil society members.

Abul Kalam Azad, principal coordinator on SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) at the Prime Minister's Office, said Brotee's success in treating water at the plant could be implemented in other areas of the country where people have been facing a similar crisis of pure drinking water.

He said such success has to be scaled up at the national level. That way, a large number of people would be benefited.

M Hamid, former director general of Bangladesh Television and an adviser to Brotee, presided over the programme.

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