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‘Skilled youth must be prepared for industrial revolution 4.0’

  • Published at 11:14 pm October 23rd, 2019
National Youth Conference 2019
State minister of Youth and Sports ministry Zahid Ahsan Russell addresses the “National Youth Conference 2019” as chief guest at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Over 500 people, comprising of youth delegates, national-level policy influencers, members of parliaments, sports personalities, and development practitioners attended the event at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy

Bangladeshi young generation should be prepared as skilled ahead of fourth industrial revolution to cope up with other countries in the world, speakers at a conference said on Wednesday.

“Next generation of Bangladesh must be prepared for the fourth industrial revolution to stand tall with the rest of the world,” Zahid Ahsan Russell, the state minister of Youth and Sports ministry told this while addressing as chief guest at the “National Youth Conference 2019” arranged by ActionAid Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Over 500 people, comprising of youth delegates, national-level policy influencers, members of parliaments, sports personalities, and development practitioners attended the event at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy.

Russell said: “The government is always working for the development of the youth. Young people are entering work places with appropriate skills as the government's training programs are spreading from the cities to the suburbs.”

During the inaugural session, Farah Kabir, country director of ActionAid Bangladesh said: “Youths are not only our future but they are our present manpower. But we have become accustomed to thinking that young people do not have the knowledge to think big.”

“We should realize that young people had played a leading role during the liberation war, starting from the language movement in 1952 to the development of the country, young people  have always been upfront with their ideas,” she added.

A Photo Book that showcases the key highlights of youth achievements over the past years was launched at the event.

The conference aimed to focus on the key challenges  for the youth, prior to the National Youth Day on November 1.