Noted litterateur of the world Prof Hasan Azizul Hoque said, the youth have to stand firmly against all sorts of corruption and misruling. At the same time, they have to play pioneering role in establishing justice, equality and good governance. Only then prosperity and development of Bangladesh is possible.
He said it while speaking as chief guest in the closing and certificate giving ceremony of the orientation course for the youth representatives held in Rajshahi on Tuesday.
Democracywatch with the support of USAID and the Asia Foundation arranged the 2-day orientation course under Leaders of Influence (LOI) program. Knowledge centre CCD Bangladesh locally provided all-out support to successfully organised the orientation.
Chief of Party of Leaders of Influence (LOI) Program of The Asia Foundation Mr. Russell Pepe and Deputy Chief of Party Mr. Nazrul Islam addressed the function as Special Guest.
In the ceremony, Chief of Party of Leaders of Influence (LOI) Program of the Asia Foundation Mr. Russell Pepe also said as Special Guest, the youth community is the most powerful and active manpower in the country, but they are kept aloof and neglected in the national development process. The youth community can play very effective role in making the on-going anti-corruption drive along with ensuring accountability of the public representatives and establishing democracy, good governance and public oriented administration in the country.
Program Officer of the Asia Foundation Junaid Jamal , Program of Manager of Democracywatch Minhaj Alam and Coordinator of Youth Leadership Program of CCD Arafat Ali Siddique presented welcome address in the function held at the conference room of Jafor Imam Tennis Complex in the City.
The orientation course was arranged with the view to orienting the potential young people of Rajshahi region on leadership and capacity building. A total of 50 youth representatives from different districts of Rajshahi division actively took part in the course. Noted writer Prof Hasan Azizul Hoque handed over certificates to the participant youth leaders at the end of the function.