Speaker urges youths to secure their future

DHAKA, Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today urged the youths to lay foundation for the path of a secured future for them availing their youthful vigor.

Those who are young today will grow older one dayIt is very important for them to make a secured future at the time of their youths, she told a policy dialogue on 'Demographic Dividend and Enhancing Skills of the Youth: Challenges to Achieve SDG'S' at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

The policy dialogue under the programme 'Strengthening Parliament's Capacity in Population and Development Issues (SPCPD)' programme was arranged jointly by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and JS Secretariat.

Dr Shirin said that the children, youths and elderly people must get the first priority in population and development issues. The speaker also said that, It was our honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who had first thought about the 'old age allowance' for the secured future of the senior citizens' in the country.

She urged the parliament members present at the ceremony to implement the 'Youth Dividend' within 2040.

Earlier, one minute silence was observed in remembrance of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his martyred family.

Whips of the Jatiya Sangsad Iqbalur Rahim, Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon and senior secretariat officials were also present, at the ceremony.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)