Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage to celebrate Begum Rokeya Day, marking the 137th birth and 85th death anniversary of the pioneer of women rights in the subcontinent.
Begum Rokeya was a pioneer in Bengali feminist thinking and writing who Born in 1880, She became a persistent advocate for female education in her country, helping set a new precedent for the era.
She was one of the first Muslim women to express these progressive opinions and witty insights, championing equality in the treatment of men and women.
Rokeya was a major advocate for women’s education, believing deeply that the disparity in available education for men and women was the root cause of inequality.
Also Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the country’s womenfolk to keep confidence in their inherent talent and power and work together with their male counterpart to build a developed nation.
“We want every man and women to work with dedication for building a developed nation. Women should always do the work for flourishing their inherent talent and power keeping that quality in their mind,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while distributing Rokeya Padak-2017 at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium here.
This year, five prominent women of the country received the Begum Rokeya Award for their outstanding role in empowering womenfolk. They are – Mazeda Showkat Ali, Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud (posthumously), Suriya Rahman, Shova Rani Tripura and Masuda Faroque Ratna.