National Youth Day tomorrow

DHAKA The National Youth Day will be observed

tomorrow through various programmes across the country.

This year's the theme of the day is Dakkha Jubo Gorche Desh, Bangabandhur

Bangladesh (Skilled youths are building the country, Bangabandhu's

Bangladesh).

On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh

Hasina issued separate messages greeting the country's youth society and

wished all programmes of the day a success.

In a message, President M Abdul Hamid said The larger part of the

country's population is youth aged between 18 and 35. The trend of numerical

abundance of youth will continue till 2043.

The youths should be built as human beings with moral values and the

expertise of information technologies, education, culture and sports to

utilize the demographic dividend, he added.

The President underscored the need for ensuring inclusive, peaceful,

equitable and impermeable development for the youths to achieve the targets

of transforming the country into a developed one by 2041 and United Nations

(UN) declared Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government is

implementing comprehensive programmes across the country through the

Department of Youth Development under the Ministry of Youth and Sports for

creating opportunities of education, training and employment for the youths

and building leadership quality, patriotism and responsibility by instilling

spirit of the Liberation War among them.

Noting that the National Service programme was launched in 2009-10 for the

youths, the premier said a total of 228,737 youths were given trainings at

128 upazilas under 37 districts across the country while 226,402 of them have

already been employed.

The programme will be implemented at the rest of upazilas in phase, she

added.

Referring to the government's different programmes being implemented for

the youths across the country, Sheikh Hasina said activities of setting up

Youth Training and Recreation Centre at every upazila are on the progress.

Our trained up youths are contributing in building Sonar Bangla (golden

Bengal) as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

through their meaningful participation in the national development

activities,' she added.

The premier hoped that the youths would dedicate themselves for the

welfare of the country's people being imbued with patriotism and ideology of

Bangabandhu.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)