Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:47:35 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Leaders pledge to stand by youths

By
05th-Oct-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Campus Desk :
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) concluded its fifth Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) recently.
This year, with the theme 'Desh Amar, Dayitto Amar,' 400 young citizens from all over Bangladesh worked together to co-create a Youth Manifesto-a declaration of youth priorities and aspirations that will be used as an advocacy tool to drive youth development on a national level, reports UNB.
The main themes of the manifesto are education, social justice, unemployment, and social inclusion. Through a participatory process, the delegates came up with 40 policy recommendations which were presented to political party members ahead of the upcoming national elections.
With the aim of promoting inclusive dialogue, the Youth Leadership Summit also hosted a panel discussion on Engaging Youth in Politics and Policy featuring politicians from opposing parties.
Moderated by Mizanur Rahman, former chairman, National Human Rights Commission Bangladesh, the discussion focused on the processes and skills required for youths to participate in politics in Bangladesh.
"There is a negative perception about politics among youth. But the youth also have an important responsibility to get involved in politics to make long term systematic change," said Waseqa Ayesha Khan, MP, vice president, Bangladesh Mohila Awami League.
Urging the delegates to take leadership roles in politics, Tabith M Awal, national executive committee member, Bangladesh Nationalist Party said, "Youths are always told that they are too young to make a difference, but our politics need to be more inclusive of young people."
Echoing the sentiment, Shama Obaed, organizing secretary, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, said, "We need more youths in politics to champion youth issues."
Referring to the demands of the manifesto, lawyer Shah Ali Farhad, member of central international affairs sub-committee of Bangladesh Awami League said, "As a representative of the youth, I will present the Youth Manifesto to my party and work towards, including your demands in our party manifesto."
Other discussants included Manisha Chakroborty, member secretary, Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal, Barisal District.
The closing keynote speech was delivered by Mahfuz Anam, Editor, The Daily Star, who urged the youth to use their idealism and energy to serve the country.
The three-day Youth Leadership Summit concluded with delegates making a commitment to take responsibility for the issues that affect their communities. Over the next few months, a youth advisory council will be formed to make progress on the manifesto recommendations by engaging with different government bodies and policy makers.
The title sponsors of the Youth Leadership Summit 2018 are The British High Commission, UKAid, and The Asia Foundation. Silver sponsors are New Asia Group and Aamra. The Daily Star is a strategic partner and UNB and Nagorik TV are media partners.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

Imrul Kayes scores career best 144


Bangladeshi opening batsman Imrul Kayes proved his worth scoring his 3rd ODI century with career best 144 runs in a tough situation against Zimbabwe in the first match of the three-match ODI series at the home of Bangladesh Cricket-Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.When Bangladesh were losing wickets on ...

Football »

Emery's Arsenal face gruelling week


Unai Emery admits Arsenal will struggle to cope with a draining schedule that sees them host Leicester at the start of three games in seven days.Emery's side will be pushed to the limit by the television schedulers, who moved their Premier League clash with the Foxes to Monday evening at ...

Entertainment »

Shahnoor: Shukla of movie Indubala


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Shahnoor loves acting in different roles. She always feels comfortable to present herself in challenging roles. For this reason, she was seen to act in such type of roles in recently acted movies. As a part of its continuation, she is going to work in a challenging ...

City »

Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and Jubo Dal and other organisations brought out a procession protesting verdict against BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman in August 21 grenade attack case at Kalyanpur area in the city yesterday .


International »

Withdrawal from nuclear arms deal `dangerous step` for US: Moscow


AFP, Moscow: Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as US President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia's deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday."This would be a very dangerous step that, I'm sure, not only will not be comprehended by ...

Editorial »

Khashoggi`s brutal murder has brutally damaged image of Saudi Kingdom


The Saudi Kingdom has ultimately confirmed that writer and critic Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul city.  Saudi state media reported Khashoggi was killed in "fist-fight" with the Kingdom's officials inside its consulate. The announcement marked a U-turn from the Kingdom, which had previously denied ...

International »

Khashoggi criticises Saudi Prince in newly released interview


Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "authoritarian rule" shortly before his death, in an interview published following confirmation he died at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.Speaking off the record to a Newsweek journalist working on a story about the Saudi leadership, he insisted he did not view ...

Business & Economy »

Economists sign declaration against Brazil frontrunner


AFP, Rio De Janeiro :More than 350 economists -- among them a Nobel Prize winner -- have signed a declaration saying Brazil's frontrunner to be president, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, is not the best choice for his country.The experts stated that Bolsonaro's leftist rival, Fernando Haddad, was "the best alternative" ...

Entertainment »

Sonakshi to play the female lead in Mogul?


A biopic based on the life of a T-series honcho Gulshan Kumar is in the pipeline, but looks like the film is facing a lot of hurdles. After the director of the film Subhash Kapoor was accused in the ongoing #MeToo movement of sexual misconduct, Aamir Khan who was co-producing ...

Entertainment »

Vidya Balan's first look from the NTR biopic


Vidya Balan is one the top actresses of Bollywood. She has the ability to captivate the audience with her performances. Vidya has already impressed the audience with her brilliant performance in the biopic of Silk Smita that was titled The Dirty Picture and now the actress is set to do ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a rally organised by JAGPA–an ally of the 20-party alliances on Saturday at the DRU Auditorium demanding release of Khaleda Zia and annulment of Digital Security Act 2018 and verdict against Tarique Rahman, party's Senior Vice-Chairman.


Editorial »

European Union must challenge the undemocratic election process


THE European Union has decided not to deploy an election observation mission during the 11th parliamentary election in Bangladesh due by January 28 next year. This has been conveyed to the Election Commission in a diplomatic note. A copy of the note verbale was also handed over to the commission ...

Sports »

Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes hits an RBI single during the fifth inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Los Angeles on Wednesday.


Cricket »

Ten-wicket Abbas destroys Australia for Pakistan's series win


AFP, Abu Dhabi :Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas took his maiden ten-wicket haul in a match to fire Pakistan to a 373-run win over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.Abbas followed his 5-33 in the first innings with figures of 5-62 to wreck Australia for 164 after ...

Entertainment »

Aamir Khan`s smile in new poster of Thugs of Hindostan


Ever since the intriguing trailer of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif starrer Thugs of Hindostan has been unveiled, there is much excitement around the film. The film is one of the biggest releases of the year and will hit the silver screens on November 8. ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news