‘Youth partnership a must to ensure sustainable dev’

Staff Correspondent

14 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Experts at a programme laid emphasis on participation of youths in policy making for sustainable development.

The pandemic has led youths to innovate and create something better for the country ahead of the ‘new normal’, they said.

They were addressing a virtual discussion marking the World Youth Day jointly organised by the daily Kaler Kantho and Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) in association with the Dutch embassy in Dhaka and UBR Bangladesh Alliance on Thursday.

Youth Development Department Director General Akhtaruz Zaman Khan Kabir attended the event as the chief guest while Dutch embassy senior policy advisor Mushfiqa Zaman Satiar was present as the special guest.

Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan made the address of welcome at the programme chaired by ‎PSTC Executive Director Noor Mohammad.

Speaking on the occasion, Additional Secretary Akhtaruz Zaman said there will be some positive changes in society when youths are given ethical education.

In his speech, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan said the young generations have contributed to every historical events, including the language movement and the liberation war.

Dhaka University Population Sciences Department Chairman Prof Mohammad Mainul Islam, United Nations Volunteers Bangladesh Coordinator Aktar Uddin, Bandhu NGO Executive Director Saleh Ahmed, Serac Bangladesh Executive Director SM Shaikat and PSTC Competent Manager Kaniz Koraishi spoke on the occasion.

Among young professionals, Nazmul Kabir Al-Mehmud, Neelima Nasrin, Kamrun Nahar Kona, Tanvir Islam and Sabatani Shimu joined the programme.