Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday urged lawmakers to take a work plan for utilizing the working capacity of youths.
She came up with the call while addressing a workshop on ‘changes in population trend and its management’ as the chief guest at Parliament Secretariat.The workshop was arranged under the Strengthening Parliament’s Capacity in Integrating Population Issues in Development (SPCPD) project jointly implemented by Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat and UNFP.
The half of the country’s population is women and therefore equal importance has to be given to women and children, Chaudhury said.
She said now it is an urgent need to make the youths educated with technical education apart from general education aiming to involve them in the mainstream of the society.
The Speaker said awareness progarmmes should be taken in the areas which are child-marriage prone.
She also called upon the lawmakers to take necessary measures in their respective constituencies for prevention of child marriage and development of youths and maternal health.
At the onset of the workshop, participants kept silence for one minute on the occasion of the National Mourning Day, paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his other family members who were killed in the 15 August carnage in 1975.Chaired by chairman of parliamentary standing committee on the Women and Children Affairs Ministry Meher Afroze, the workshop was addressed, among others, by chairman of parliamentary standing committee on the Science and Technology Affairs Ministry AFM Ruhal Huque, Aroma Dutta, MP, Planning Commission member Dr Shamsul Haque and Prof Dr Mohammad Moinul Islam of Dhaka University.
Parliament Secretariat Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan moderated the open discussion session of the workshop.