DHAKA - Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said Lions, is an international platform, engaged for human services in the world with its own finance.
"Members of the organization from all classes and professions, are willing to work on humanity, spending their time, money and labour, voluntarily beyond groups and opinions," she said this, while inaugurating an annual convention, as the chief guest at a city hotel.
Lions Multiple District 315, Bangladesh organized its 30th annual convention-2017.
Chaired by council chairperson Swadesh Ranjan Saha, the programme was also addressed, among others, by Lion Sheikh Kabir Hossain, Lion Nazmul Haque, Lion Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed, Lion Engineer M Abdul Wahab, Lion Moslem Ali Khan and Lion Bashirullah.
The Speaker, also, Executive Chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), called upon Lions club members to work with coordinate efforts along with the government to build poverty, hunger and exploitation free 'Sonar Bangla' dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She said in this era of globalization, new challenges are being created due to climate change and free flow of information technology in the global context, adding, "Bangladesh is moving forward by accepting those challenges."
Meanwhile, Bangladesh has already achieved success in all fields by adopting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) challenges and is currently working by adopting the challenges of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to become a middle-income country by 2021, Dr Shirin added.
"Bangladesh's progress is visible in this challenge," she said.
The Speaker further said poverty eradication is not possible only through achieving growth. Rather, building a discriminatory and exploitation-free society is the biggest challenge. She urged all to work together.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)