Dhaka, Bangladesh
Youths urged to stand against terrorism, extremism

Youths urged to stand against terrorism, extremism

RAJSHAHI, Feb 7: Academics and researchers have urged all including the youth to stand and raise voice against all sorts of terrorism and extremism for the sake of establishing peace and tranquility everywhere in society. Terming the youths as future leaders of the nation they viewed their role is very much significant towards establishing peace in society, which is vital for taking the nation forward. They came up with the observation while addressing an inception meeting of a project titled "Role of Youth Community in Establishing Peace" at Senate Building of Rajshahi University (RU) on Thursday, reports BSS. Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), who will implement the six-month project at RU from now on, hosted the meeting addressed by RU Vice-chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan and its Pro-vice-chancellor Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha as chief and special guests respectively. Chaired by Acting President of BEI and former ambassador M Humayun Kabir, the meeting was attended and addressed, among others, by social activist Shaheen Akter Rainy, RU Registrar Prof Abdul Bari, Proctor Prof Lutfor Rahman, Students Adviser Prof Laila Arjuman Banu and Dean of Social Science Faculty Prof Fakhrul Islam. In his keynote speech, Humayun Kabir says the project intends to bring the youth community to the role of leadership for building a peaceful Bangladesh. Some 30 students will be brought under the programme of awareness and capacity building directly in the light of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 1,000 students will be benefited from the project indirectly. He also said the programme will help boosting level of confidence of the youths side by side with preparing them as champions for preventing radicalization and violent extremism. Chief Guest Prof Abdus Sobhan stressed the need for transforming the young generation into worthy citizens through time-fitting training so that they can contribute to the ongoing nation building process.

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