Workshop on student leadership held

Diplomatic Correspondent

13 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

As part of the US-Bangladesh initiative to build student-police relationships for countering violent extremism, the US Embassy’s Department of Defense and Department of Justice’s Student Leadership Development organised a workshop in Rajshahi.

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller and Rajshahi Additional Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Sujayet Islam addressed their remarks to 30 students from Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi College, and five Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Officers during the opening ceremony of this year’s Student Leadership Development Workshop on Thursday.

Since 2016, the United States Department of Defense and Department of Justice have been conducting this programme to enhance student-police engagements through leadership development focused on countering violent extremism, mentorship, community policing, and tolerance, said the US Embassy in a press release on Friday.

The series’ five seminars involved over 150 Rajshahi students and 25 police officers, promoting the US Embassy’s effort to countering violent extremism.

Ambassador Miller applauds programmes like the Student Leadership Development Workshop, which illustrate the United States and Bangladesh’s enduring commitment to building a brighter future together.