GAIBANDHA The National Youth Day-2019 was observed in the district as elsewhere in the country today with a call to build a poverty-free happy and prosperous nation.
This year's the theme of the day is Dakkha Jubo Gorche Desh, Bangabandhur Bangladesh (Skilled youths are building the country, Bangabandhu's Bangladesh).
Marking the day, district administration and Department of Youth Development (DYD) chalked out elaborate programmes in the town.
On the occasion, a colorful rally was brought out in the morning from Independence Square and ended at Zilla Shilpakala Academy. Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad Mahabub Ara Begum Gini inaugurated the rally as the chief guest.
A discussion meeting was also held at Zilla Shilpakala Academy auditorium with deputy commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin in the chair. Mahabub Ara Begum Gini addressed the function as the chief guest.
Police super Towhidul Islam, district general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Abu Bakar Siddique, mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon, Sadar UNO Uttam Kumar Roy and organizing secretary district unit Awami League Mridul Mostafi Jhontu were present as special guests.
Mahabub Ara Begum Gini said one third of the country's population is youth; there is no alternative to build the youths as skilled human resources for overall development of the country.
She urged the youths to refrain from drug addiction, militancy and other anti-moral activities and sought cooperation of all to help the government for building a Sonar Bangla.
Cheques of loan with nominal interest and certificates were distributed among the trained youths at the auditorium.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)