Saida Muna Tasneem receives Women of the Decade in Public Life, Diplomacy award
Published: 12:14 PM, 9 February 2021 Updated: 12:15 PM, 9 February 2021
Saida Muna Tasneem, Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland; Photo: Collected
Saida Muna Tasneem, Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland, has been honored with the ‘Women of the Decade in Public Life and Diplomacy 2021’ award.
The award was given by the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (WICCI) at Women Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2021 organized virtually by the Bangladesh-India Business Council of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BIBC-WICCI) on Sunday.
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni virtually handed over the award to High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem at the closing session of the two-day summit.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni and Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury were also recipients of the WICCI Award 2021 in different categories.
After receiving the award, Saida Muna Tasneem dedicated this to Bangladesh’s grassroots women who struggle daily as farmers, fisherwomen, garment and construction workers, domestic aide or migrant workers.
She also paid to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for emphasizing women in politics in the 60s and 70s, his humanitarian support to rehabilitate sexually violated women and war-babies from the 1971 War of Liberation and for Article 28 of the constitution guaranteeing equal rights of women. – UNB.
Expressing her gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the social revolution in women empowerment in Bangladesh over the past decade, Saida Muna Tasneem said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ranked a top global influencer by Forbes and Fortune 100, is leading by example as an Agent of Change and Woman Empowering Woman making Bangladesh a topper in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index.”
The prestigious WICCI Award recognizing leaders, pioneers and role models in their respective entrepreneurial and professional sectors.
The award was earlier given to eminent global personalities such as Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla Miranda, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, among others.
Presided over by Dipu Moni, the closing session of the summit was also participated by Cherie Blair, chancellor of the Asian University of Women, Bangladesh.
Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Naoki Ito, UN Resident Coordinator to Bangladesh Mia Seppo, WICCI Founder President Dr. Harbeen Arora, and President of BIBC-WICCI Mantasha Ahmed attended the summit. – UNB.