Bangladesh Army’s first female Major General Dr Susane Giti on Tuesday said Bangladesh will march ahead towards a higher development trajectory with women empowerment and their growing presence everywhere in a greater effective role. “It’s a big positive thing. Our development journey will continue with the growing empowerment of women. An educated mother will give us an educated society and thus contribute to the development of the country effectively,” she told UNB.
Lauding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s pioneering role in empowering women, Maj Gen Giti said though the women remained out of focus in the past, they are now coming to the forefront which is positive development for the country. She expressed satisfaction seeing women in many important positions, including the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad and the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Asked where she wants to see Bangladesh after the next five years, the head of Pathology Department of the Armed Forces Medical College said: “I want to see Bangladesh as a more developed country at a newer height.
She expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister and the people of the country simultaneously and said she wants to perform better in the days to come. Her words, “Starting something new is always a matter of joy. Earlier, Bangladesh Army chief General Aziz Ahmed and Quarter Master General Lt General Md Shamsul Haque adorned Dr Susane Giti with the rank badge of Major General at the Army Headquarters.
Her husband, Brigadier General (retd) Asadullah Md Hossain Saad was also a successful military expert physician. Maj Gen Dr Susane Giti obtained the MBBS degree from Rajshahi Medical College in 1985. She joined the Bangladesh Army as a physician in the rank of captain in 1986. In 1996, she became the first woman to obtain an FCPS degree in Hematology. She also served as the expert pathologist for UN peacekeeping missions and several military hospitals.