A special discussion session was held on the occasion of National Youth Day at the initiative of Youth Hub. On the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of independence, the theme of this year’s National Youth Day was named “Bangladesh of Skilled Youth Prosperous Country, Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh.”
Youth Hub hosted Virtual Discussion on National Youth Day of Bangladesh
As part of the National Youth Day celebrations, the Youth Hub hosted a virtual discussion on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 9 pm local time. The event was co-organized by Inspiring Bangladesh, Amar Mujib, and Commonwealth Youth Innovation Hub. State Minister for Youth and Sports of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md. Zahid Ahsan Russell MP was the chief guest at the function and presided over by President Pavel Sarwar. At the time, the minister said, the current government is a youth-friendly government. The government is very conscious in the development of the youth. One-third of the population of Bangladesh is in the age group of 18-35 years; Achieving sustainable growth is not possible without efforts to build them as entrepreneurs. A bright, self-driven, and enterprising generation is emerging in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh government is currently working to develop a supportive ecosystem for young people. National Youth Policy-2017 has been formulated to eliminate unemployment and create self-employment. The Action Plan and the Youth Development Index have already been developed to implement the National Youth Policy-2017 successfully. Focusing on the motto “Skilled Youth, Prosperous Country, Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh,” he called upon the youth to devote themselves to building the country. He admired the various initiatives of Youth Hub and Inspiring Bangladesh to make a digital Bangladesh.
Imran Fahad, the founder of Inspiring Bangladesh, was also present at the inaugural function. Likewise, Kishva Ambigapathy, Chairman, Commonwealth Youth Innovation Hub, Malaysia. Kavita Maheendran, Vice Secretary, Malaysian Youth Council Sumaiya Zaman, Director, Bangladesh Progressive Women’s Society, conducted the second part of the program. Guests from Malaysia, Kenya, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Indonesia participated in the discussion. The event has been broadcast live on partner organizations’ social media, including Youth Hub, Inspiring Bangladesh.