The Office of International Affairs at the University of Asia Pacific organised a special lecture on Gender Equality in the Workplace on 24 last month.
Datuk Hajah Zuraida Binti Kamrauddin, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia, and Member, International Advisory Council, UAP was the keynote speaker while Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, MP, Minister, Ministry of Industries of Bangladesh was present on the occasion as Guest of Honour.
Datuk Hajah Zuraida Binti Kamrauddin spoke on achieving gender equality in the workplace. She also spoke on women’s empowerment and her efforts to promote gender equality. She recruited allies from all areas of life to secure women’s emancipation.
Ms Ismat Zarin, Director, OIA, gave a short summary of UAP after the seminar started. She emphasised the university’s vital significance in Bangladesh’s academic sphere. Vice-Chancellor Qumrul Ahsan opened the event. “We have now heard an exceedingly esoteric presentation on gender equality,” stated Mr Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh. And it emphasises the necessity of gender equality for a country.
Mr Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh, said that Malaysia and Bangladesh have enjoyed strong bilateral connections for 50 years. In 1971, Malaysia was one of the first nations to acknowledge Bangladesh’s independence. Our administration has recently strengthened this bond by increasing bilateral trade between our two nations. We aim to collaborate more in the future to build on this relationship.“
The outstanding delegates also received crests and prizes in honour of their ministerial visit. H.E. Datuk Hajah Zuraida Binti Kamrauddin, Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, was honoured with the “Gender Equality Award” and a souvenir for joining UAP’s International Advisory Council. During the meeting, both Malaysian and Bangladeshi ministers praised and commended UAP’s ideas for a future partnership.
Mr Qayum Reza Chowdhury, Former Chairman and Member, of UAP BOT, addressed the vote of gratitude. At the seminar, Dr Mohammed Alauddin, PhD, Chairman, UAP BOT; Mr K. M. Mojibul Hoque, Member, UAP BOT; and a number of BOT members, including Deans of various schools, Heads of departments, faculty members, and personnel, attended.