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BSS, Rajshahi :
Speakers at a function here yesterday stressed the need for taking collective efforts of all to implement the Children Act- 2013 effectively.
The observation came in a divisional consultation meeting held at Government Community Centre in the city in association with UNICEF, Bangladesh.
Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner Office and District and Session Judge Office jointly organized the meeting titled "The Children Act, 2013 and its Effective Implementation".
Justice of Appellate Division at Bangladesh Supreme Court Iman Ali and High Court Division's Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif addressed the meeting as the chief and special guests respectively with Divisional Commissioner Nur-Ur-Rahman in the chair. District and Session Judge Mahbubul Haque, Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Masudur Rahman Bhuiyan, Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Sarder Tamizuddin Ahmed, Chief of Child Protection of UNICEF Jean Lieby and its Chief Field Officer Nagibullah Hameem also spoke.
Justice Iman Ali said children's right must be attached priority for their proper physical and mental development as today's children will take the nation forward in future.
"There should be a comprehensive children-friendly justice system to protect the right of the children," he added. The judges, police, legal practitioners and others concerned should come forward with a positive mind-set for the well-being of the children, he continued.
Taking part in open discussion, the participants put forward a set of recommendations on how to formulate a national work plan and implementation strategy for effective execution of the Children Act, 2013
More than 150 officials comprising judges, administrative and police officials and other concerned from all eight districts under the division joined the meeting.
Training for unemployed youths emphasized:
Speakers here urged to all the government and non-government agencies, local  government institutions and members of the civil society to work together for the unemployed youths so that they can avail the trainin scope.
They said the government is providing skills training towards creating employment for five lakh individuals by 2020 with a view to helping poverty elimination and ensuring sustainable development in the country.
They were addressing a district level orientation workshop titled "Skill for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)" at conference hall of Deputy Commissioner here on Tuesday .
Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance organized the workshop. SEIP and PIACT Bangladesh jointly supported the workshop participated by officials, teachers, public representatives, journalists and other stakeholders.
SEIP's Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Monzurul Haque addressed the workshop as focal person with Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif in the chair.
Additional Deputy Commissioners Md Shalahuddin and Nasima Khatun, Editor of Daily Sonali Sangbad Liakat Ali and Editor of Daily Sonar Desh Akbarul Hassan Millat and Brac District Representative Jahedul Islam also spoke.

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