Men talking in good spirits (Photo: Collected)
International Men’s Day is celebrated on 19th November every year in Bangladesh as well as in different countries of the world. The day is celebrated around the world as a major occasion to promote gender equality among men, ensure the health of boys and men and promote a positive image of men.
‘Aid for Men Foundation’ program in Bangladesh-
An organization called ‘Aid for Men Foundation’ has organized a rally and seminar in Bangladesh on the occasion of International Men’s Day on Friday (November 19).
Saiful Islam Nadeem, general secretary of the organization, said that in line with the world, they have taken various initiatives to celebrate the day in Bangladesh. The day is in recognition of the positive role that men continue to play in the family, society and the world.
He said that the day reminds the great men who have sacrificed their lives for the betterment of this human civilization. This day is playing a helpful role in raising awareness for the welfare of men. One of the six main themes of Men’s Day is the development of inter-relationship between men and women and ensuring gender equality for both men and women.
To this end, the theme of the 2021 Men’s Day is ‘Development of Gender Relationships for Men and Women’. The ‘Aid for Men Foundation’ has undertaken various programs to celebrate the day in Bangladesh with due dignity and solemnity in keeping with the world like every year.
November 19 Program-
1) Happy inauguration of the day by gathering balloons in front of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity at 9:30 am in the capital’s Segunbagicha.
2) A colorful rally in front of the Reporters’ Unity at 10:30 am.
3) Discussion program at Sagar-Runi auditorium of Dhaka Reporters Unity after the rally at 11:30 am. Where journalists, intellectuals, lawyers and people from different walks of life will be present.
4) Announcing the end of the program through the speech of the President at 1 pm.
History of the day-
The first Men’s Day was proposed in 1994. Although its history is quite old. Red Army and Navy Day has been observed in the Soviet Union since 1922. Originally, the day was celebrated in honor of men’s heroism and sacrifice.
In 2002, the day was renamed Defender of the Fatherland Day. The day was observed in the Soviet Union, including Russia and Ukraine. It can be said that the day is celebrated in the same way as Women’s Day. Since then, writing for Men’s Day has been going on since the sixties. In 1986, American journalist John P. Harris highlighted the importance of celebrating the day.
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In the late nineties, a number of organizations in the United States, Australia, and Malta hosted a number of events to celebrate Men’s Day in February. Although the programs did not get much publicity. Even the participation was very low. Subsequently, it was decided to observe Men’s Day on 19th November all over the world.
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