The prime minister was speaking at a function organized to mark National Youth Day at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, on Thursday
Describing young people as the driving force to take the country forward, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government has taken up numerous programs to advance them as worthy citizens.
The prime minister was speaking at a function organized to mark National Youth Day at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, on Thursday, reports UNB.
She said: "We think young people are the source of power to develop a country...their merit and creativity can greatly help build the country."
This year's theme of the day is “Youth Awaken to Build Bangladesh, Bangabandhu's Bangladesh.”
She said the government has taken up numerous programs and projects to create a scope for youth to develop their merit and talents.
Terming hardworking young people as precious assets of the country, the Prime Minister said, "Our aim is to make them good human resources through proper training."
She urged young people to stand on their own feet shunning the mentality of getting jobs from others."You have to take up entrepreneurship where you'll be able to provide jobs to many others."
The prime minister briefly mentioned various programs her government took to develop the youth as worthy citizens of the country and to achieve the desired target.
Talking about Delta Plan 2100, Hasina said: “The country needs a large number of skilled youths in the coming days to materialize that.”
She urged young people to avail the multiple opportunities which the government is offering and build themselves as the agents of a developed and prosperous Bangladesh which was the dream of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
State Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr Biren Sikder, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel, and Ministry of Youth and Sports Secretary Muhammad Abdullah, also spoke on the occasion.
SM Shahjalal Siraj and Humaira Latif Panna expressed their feelings on behalf of the award recipients.
The prime minister also distributed youth awards among 27 youths in different categories. She later witnessed a function performed by the youths.