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Chhatra League's good deeds not published by newspapers
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-11-15,  Publish Time : 18:56,  View Count : 15
News about the good activities of Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, is not published by the newspapers, said the prime minister's adviser for information and communications technology Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday.

"Newspapers give wide coverage if Chhatra League does anything wrong. They want sensational news. The positive works of Chhatra League don't come in the newspapers," he said responding to a question at the launching ceremony of an organisation called 'Young Bangla' at Radisson Hotel in the capital.

Joy, the only son of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, said Chhatra League donated blood during the Rana Plaza disaster and played pioneering roles during different natural calamities. But, those were not published by the newspapers.

Earlier, Sajib Wazed Joy announced the launching of the organisation being a member of it. The organisation will work until 2021 to bring different youth organisations of the country under its umbrella.

When asked whether the student politics had become polluted, Joy said, "Now-a-days, student politics is a hot topic. When a party goes to power, many opportunists enter that party to take advantages. Those who now indulge in wrongdoing use the name of Chhatra League."

"But, we never tolerate corruption and terrorism. During the last five years, 650 Chhatra League leaders and activists have been jailed for their offences. We'll take instant measures if anybody is found involved in crime," he said.

Joy said the country's 160 million people might face problems. "In spite of it, we have already crossed half of the road. It is also possible for us to complete the rest. We may lag behind compared to other countries in terms of wealth. But, we don't lag behind in terms of merit. Awami League-led government has no limitations. Only Awami League can do and Awami League will do."

The prime minister's son cited that Bangladesh Bank has arranged SME loans for creating employment opportunities for youths. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has created a fund. "If someone wants to set up software or IT firms, he can take loans from the fund," he said.

Young Bangla's convenor Nahim Razzak, MP and Sabbir Shams also addressed the function. Besides, young ministers, MPs and representatives of different youth organisations from the country's 64 districts were present at the function.

After the function, it was told at a press conference that Young Bangla would organise a youth conference in Dhaka in February next year.


Editor : Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury
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