The morning of 21st September of 2015 experienced incessant rain.But,I had to go out for a piece of work.As a retired official I thought life stopped due to the heavy rain.But I was wrong.People of all ages rushed despite the torrential rain.Many children
were trying to get transports to go to their schools.Most of them were accompanied by their mothers.Some of the children wore rain coats while many were carrying umbrella.But,there were some unlucky few who had no umbrella and thus had no alternative to escape from drenching in rain.
There were many rickshaw pullers,auto rickshaws and buses to help the people to reach their destinations.The number of private cars were also quite high.A large number of people have acquired wealth and thus owned houses,flats and cars.It indicates that the economy of Bangladesh is flourishing.
As usual there are many types of vendors in the early morning though formal shops were still closed.They served breakfast to the moving people and earned a significant portion of their incomes.
My intent is telling the story of streaming working women once again.I strolled along the footpath and saw that many women were walking along the footpath and crossing the roads in groups.Most of them carried colorful umbrellas to protect them from the rain.
I saw them entering the garment factories hurriedly.They appeared quite happy as they had jobs.They can earn for feeding themselves and their families.They also support the entrepreneurs for running the garment factories and the government to run its economy.
I was wondering how the stream of working women contributed along the male counterparts and simultaneously maintained their families.This is true that women have to work more for the maintenance of families.
Garments sector of Bangladesh was the focus of world community due to unprecedented collapse of Rana Plaza and death of many garment workers.The number of injured and disabled workers were also quite large.Some families of affected garments workers were given financial support.But,the trauma of the accident still reminds everyone.The tragic event calls for better management of garments sector which should be accomplished by the garment factory owners,government,buyers and concerned international agencies.The world should consider properly how the poor garments workers of Bangladesh are dedicating their labor,energy,time and talent for supplying the clothing for the peoples of the world.