Projonma Bangladesh launches campaign for merit-based politics

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:14, Sep 03,2018 | Updated: 00:17, Sep 03,2018

 
 

Guests attend the inaugural session of Juba Prachar Obhjan programme organised by Prajanma Bangladesh, a youth platform, at Krishibid Convention Hall in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

Projonma Bangladesh on Sunday launched a youth campaign for ‘merit-based non-violent’ new politics for establishing a peaceful happy Bangladesh.
The organisation announced they would carry out month-long voluntary blood donation programme from September 28 and hold 3-day workshops on non-violent politics on September 10-12 under its Plan-B.
Mahi B Chowdhury, chief of the organisation, formally launched the Plan-B campaign and announced the programmes at a function at the auditorium of Krishibid institution in Dhaka city.
He said as a part of the campaign they would start campaign from the day (Sunday) through social media urging young community not to hate politics.
He said when Plan-A fails then Plan-B comes to limelight.
He mentioned that after restoration of democracy in 1990 the subsequent governments in the country till now could not ‘fulfil’ ‘expectation’. Now democracy is ‘exiled’, he said.
Unveiling the Plan-B Mahi, also joint secretary general of Bikolpodhara Bangladesh, said they want to introduce a new politics comprising of new (young) and old people to be dominated by the new.
He said they want to establish a new type of government to stop the culture of violence after changeover of power.
He said that the new generation did not want politics of muscle power, black money, grabbing, terrorism, extremism and violence.
He said the youth has to come forward to hold the helm the politics excluding Jamaat.
A documentary theme song of Plan-B was screened at the outset of the launching function portraying various sorry states of social and political pictures.
A good number of young boys and girls attended the programme,
Bikolpodhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, briefly speaking at the function, said the future of the country lies in the hand of young generation.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction president ASM Abdur Rob said he wants to give Bangladesh to the hands of future generation.
Rob said during his 60 years political life he created several lakh activists, many of them were remained in higher positions in different sectors, including in the post of president of Bangladesh, chief justice and vice-chancellor of universities.
He said during arms training of Bangladesh Liberation Force, Mujib Bahini, Joy Bangla Bahini in the Liberation War the incumbent president Abdul Hamid was an active fighter saying he (Hamid) address me Bhai and ‘I also address him Bhai’.
Nagorik Oikya convenor Mahmudur Rahman Mannna expressed solidarity with the campaign of youth for bringing change.

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