Letter To the Editor
Youths role in politics
It is often said and it is also a truth that all the great achievements of the country have achieved by the students. If we see the past, we will find that the great historical movements were led by the students. In the war of liberation in 1971 young people was the vanguard of all the fight against enemy forces. Through a bloody war with an indomitable determination they played an important role in the hardest struggle of the nation. Beside the liberation the young people played a predominant role in language movement in 1952, uprising in 1969 and other movements. Those led and were involved in these movements were no more than 40 years old that time. The national history shows us that the youth is the main catalyst of all the achievement of the nation. But unfortunately, they are now lagging behind in politics. Young people are not interested in politics at all. All the participants of both government and opposition parties are above 60 to70+ years of age.
I think we should deeply think about this issue. It is clear that unless and until youth's participation is ensured in politics the progress of the nation will not be accelerated.
Md Tarek Aziz Bappi (Bappi Mea)
Department of Political Science, University of Dhaka