Youths can play vital role in achieving SDGs
Speakers at discussion in Rajshahi
RAJSHAHI, May 17: Responsive and effective role of the youth volunteer organisations is very important towards supplementing the government efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
More other youth organizations should come forward and work together with better understanding to infuse dynamism in all the nation-building process and activities to make those sustainable in the greater interest of achieving SDGs within the stipulated time.
The observation came at a discussion titled "Youth knowledge and activities: Exchange and sharing Session related to SDGs" at Cookie Jar restaurant conference hall in Rajshahi city on Thursday.
Hosted by Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), a research-based development organization, the sharing session was attended by some 35 executives and front-ranking leaders of more than 16 youth volunteer organizations who are implementing various benevolent works in the city and its adjacent areas.
BARCIK Regional Coordinator Shahidul Islam gave an overview of the 17 SDGs and their indicators in his multimedia presentation while General Secretary of Rajshahi Press Club Aslam-Ud-Dowla spoke as resource person.
President of Barind Education and Cultural Diversity Protection Centre Zawad Ahmed Rafi, President of Bangladesh Innovative Education Society Joynul Abedeen Sabur, President of Adibashi Chhatra Parishad Nakul Pahan, President of Naba Utthan Samiul Hassan and General Secretary of Rajshahi College Business Club Abdullah Al Muzaheed elaborated their respective works attaching the SDGs.
Aslam-Ud-Dowla told the meeting that many of the SDGs were set with the proposals of Bangladesh which were also reflected in the ten special initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Actually the Prime Minister's Special 10 Initiatives and SDGs are tied in a single string, he said, adding that the country witnessed remarkable development through implementation of these initiatives.
He urged the officials concerned to be more liberal in delivering information to people and media to ensure accountability and transparency of public offices.