A day long workshop on 'Awareness on family planning' for the journalists was held at Thakurgaon Press Club auditorium on Monday.
Press Club President Abu Torab Manik presided over the workshop.
Civil Surgeon of Thakurgaon Dr. Nazrul Islam and Deputy General Manager of Family Planning Directorate Golam Faroque spoke on the occasion as chief guest and special guest respectively.
Deputy Director of Family Planning, Thakurgaon Tariqul Islam, Assistant Director Family Planning Thakurgaon Dr. Nasima Akhtar, Medical Officer Thakurgaon Maternity Dr. Reza Habib and Assistant Family Planning Officer Thakurgaon Nadia Sultana spoke on the occasion.
The speakers said that the rate of population growth in Bangladesh has come down considerably due to different activities of the Family Planning department.
The speakers also discussed about the conception of small family, nutrition, safe motherhood, pre and post natal health care and other topics related to family planning.
The participants urged the journalists to create awareness about Family Planning among people by disseminating news through print and electronic media.
A total of 40 journalists took part in the workshop, according to BSS. - Idrak