5 December is “International Volunteers Day”. United Nation declared this day as international volunteer decade. This day seeks significant importance to us. We do volunteer knowingly or unknowingly. We help a physically challenged or elderly person crossing the street. We donate blood to saving life. Volunteers are contributing to build a better world for everyone. It is noble quality of human which will be end of humanity.
PSA organized a round table at our Conference room at YPSA head office. The discussion topic on this occasion is “Volunteerism: Supports achieving Millennium Development Goals”. Mr. Mahabubur Rahman; Director; Field operation headed the round table; Mr. Subir Das Focal person Youth Issue moderated the programme. At the beginning Mr. Das brief the audience on different initiative taken by YPSA. Program manager Mr. Vashkar Vhattacharjee, Program office Muhammed Ali shahin, Ms Roksana Begum and other senior officials were present.
Questions and recommendations’ came from audience on different issues. Mr. Ahsan asked what are the initiatives are taken to engage person with disabilities. Ms. Sumita Chowdhury shared her experience that young people are getting involved with anti-social activities, she and other participants recommended that different units possess trained volunteers from different communities and backgrounds, how we can mobilize this young people. Mr Nazmul Barat Rony suggests us that we should sensitize young people on MDGs.
On the closing remarks Mr. Mahabub states that YPSA incepted with some courageous volunteer efforts. Volunteers from different countries and different parts of Bangladesh came here and join hand with us on different issues. YPSA management will provide all kinds of supports on any positive volunteering efforts. In near future we do have planned to work on volunteerism to a greater extent.