Several unsung women are relentless working from the grassroots, beyond their capacity, surviving all odds of disparity. IPDC, the first private sector non-banking NBFI of the country and the leading English daily, The Daily Star, is searching for these indomitable women who have contributed significantly to the development of Bangladesh. Since 2017, every year, the change-makers are presented with the "Unsung Women Nation Builders Awards," and their remarkable journey in building the nation is shared to inspire the world.
True Heroes who are rarely spotted are the ones who steer the nation without claims to honour. IPDC and The Daily Star have provided a grand platform for these outstanding women to be a part of the national narrative where their fights and feats will be showcased together for a very long time to come
In Bangladesh, women are equally contributing in every sector as men. But we hardly recognise them, particularly the women from non-privileged backgrounds whose contribution remains invisible. The struggles and achievements of the seven women awardees are tales of motivation. We need to collect more such stories and share them widely to inspire the nation.
The examples of the seven awardees show how women are contributing to the development of the country. I must appreciate the initiative of giving recognition to these indomitable spirits. Their tales will inspire others to act in the same way. It will also help change the culture of discounting women's contribution.
We're recognizing women to correct a historic wrong. We're doing so to bring equality, prosperity and harmony in the society.
There are people in our society who have shown utmost mental strength to serve others and attain their goals even in the face of financial constraints and social barriers.