Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, the founder of Biswa Sahitya Kendra, said that there is no system of powerful judgment in the country. Ordinary people have become helpless. He was speaking at an online conference and reunion of The Hunger Project’s Youth Ending Hunger on Saturday.
“We have to be vigilant and united,” he said. Nothing will last long in this country. If we can really fight, we will be able to keep democracy in a developed state. “
Addressing the youth, Abdullah Abu Sayeed said, “Without democracy, great creation is not possible with anything else.” Dictatorship is on the rise in all countries. Some power-hungry people have always established their own luxury and higher life by establishing dictatorship.
Badiul Alam Majumder, Global Vice President, Country Director and Citizen for Good Governance (Sujan) Editor of The Hunger Project, said Bangladesh has come a long way in the last 50 years. However, to build a developed, prosperous, secular, peace and harmony Bangladesh of the freedom fighters’ dream, we have to go a long way.
At the conference, British High Commissioner to Dhaka Robert Dixon highlighted Bangladesh’s achievements in the last 50 years. Bangladesh is a role model for developing countries. The coming decades are very important for Bangladesh to become a middle income country. Democracy, human rights, non-communalism are more important for Bangladesh. Young society will play a role in taking Bangladesh forward.
Sohrab Hasan, joint secretary of Prothom Alo, said that the people running the state are going against the aspirations of the people. Not only sound education but his alertness and dedication too are most required. He hoped that the youth would be more active in building a country of harmony and equality.
Shahnaz Karim, director of the British Council’s Inclusive Community and Arts, said Bangladesh now needs to focus on building a strong democratic structure for long-term development. Free and fair elections, independent judiciary and protection of human rights, independent media – Bangladesh must work in these areas.