Published : Sunday, 31 May, 2015, Time : 12:00 AM, View Count : 33
Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said universal education is needed for ensuring sustainable development and removing poverty from the world as education is a key to sustainable development. "We are moving towards sustainable development by spreading education among all as any development or plan will not be possible to implement without education," he noted. The noted social activist from India made came up with the view at a public lecture titled "Education for Sustainable Development" held at the Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Dhaka University (DU) in the morning. The lecture was organised by Social Science Faculty of DU. Kailash said that the door of education should be opened for children across the globe as 58 million kids in the world could not go to school at all although many laws were introduced for ensuring their education in many countries. Acting Dean of the DU Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Shafique-uz-Zaman conducted the programme. Among others, former Adviser to the Caretaker Government Rasheda K Chowdhury and DU TV and Film Studies Department Chairman AJM Shafiul Alam Buiyan, were present, among others, on the occasion. Meanwhile, the Indian Nobel Laureate also called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique at the latter's office of the university.