Young people of Chittagong hoped for youth-oriented election manifesto for the purpose of war criminals, drug dealers and terrorist-free parliament in a dialogue titled “Election Manifestation: Thinking of Youth” held at Chittagong Press Club on December 17, 2018, organized by YPSA with the support of ActionAid Bangladesh.
Youth demanded more attention to the political leaders for achieving sustainable development and building a rich and humanitarian Bangladesh. They also wanted adequate youth representation in the Parliament.
At least 20 youth based social organizations in Chottagram presented half a hundred proposals in the Youth Dialogue including, institutional initiatives to increase efficiency for the employment , prevention of corruption, creating entrepreneurs, establishing good governance, equal rights, protection of sexual and reproductive health, valuation of opinions of young women and men, sports and cultural activities for forming a social harmony, creating youth organizations, establishing libraries, and providing loans with easy loan terms to purchase computer, raising awareness about the laws etc.
Vice President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) presided over the Dialogue. Pro-Vice Chancellor of Southern University Prof. (Engr.) M. Ali Ashraf; President of Committee of Concerned Citizen (CCC) of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Advocate Akhtar Kabir Chowdhury; Central Organizing Secretary of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Jasim Uddin Babul; Chattogram City BNP Vice President and united front candidate for Chittagong-8 Boalkhali, Abu Sufian; President of LDP South District and former president of Chittagong District Lawyers Association, Advocate Kafil Uddin Chowdhury; Former panel mayor of Chittagong City Corporation and City Women’s Awami League leader Rekha Alam Chowdhury; Chittagong City Corporation councilor Sahed Kobal Babu were the honorable speakers in the dialogue.
Speakers in the dialogue urged young generation to come forward to establish social harmony in the spirit of liberation war. The speakers said that around three crore youths will exercise their franchise in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Young people’s participation in sustainable development is very important. No decision can be taken except young people all over the world. The future prosperous Bangladesh will be built by overcoming all the hesitation and frustration and disappointment of the youth.