Bangladesh Betar Authority in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has initiated a program to bring the ethnic groups of the population in Bangladesh to the main stream of the development.
Bangladesh Betar and UNDP jointly organized a program yesterday titled connecting voice of ethnic and excluded minorities through radio program in order to give impetus to the development of the ethnic minorities.
Sharmeela Rassool, Chief Technical Adviser, Human Rights Program of UNDP, said the way to develop the ethnic groups of the population in Bangladesh is to make them aware of their own problems, they have to know their rights and responsibilities to accelerate the development of their life.
She said the principal target of SDGs is to acquire sustainable development of the people of all strata. The members of ethnic minorities have to realize their own duties and responsibilities to change their life in the society.
The Director of Bangladesh Betar Dr. Mir Shah Alam said it is very easy to help solve their own problems if they are aware themselves of their problems as well as their strategic options to solve those.
Ethnic group-Garo, Shantal, Hajong, Khasia, Mahato, Dalit and Harijan participated in the discussion explaining their problems and urged the government to solve those to make their life easy.
Among others, community and minority expert from UNDP Shankar Paul, officials of Bangladesh Betar, National Human Rights Commission representatives and journalists from community radio, daily newspapers and electronic media attended the program.
Bangladesh Betar has taken special program on the life of ethnic groups across the country and is broadcasting it regularly.
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