President Abdul Hamid on Thursday said stressed the need for engaging youth in sports and different cultural activities to help flourish their potentials.
“Sports and cultural activities help flourish the talents of youth in a proper way,” he said while exchanging views with local leaders, media personalities, ulema mashaekh and cultural personalities at Circuit House here.
The view exchange programme started at 7:30pm and lasted till midnight.
The President also asked district sports council authorities to elect their skilled and competent representatives through election in a democratic way.
President Hamid also directed the authorities concerned of all educational institutions, especially schools and colleges, to expand sports and cultural activities in their institutions.
Terming drug abuse as a threat to the young generation, he urged all concerned to forge a social movement against drug abuse.
He also called upon the ulema mashaekh to be a part of the social movement against drugs.
He also attended a view exchange and cultural programme at the Shyam Sundor Laxmi Narayan Akhra in Kishoreganj Sadar in the afternoon.
President Hamid also attended several programmes in Mithamain, Itna and Astagram upazilas , addressed several public gatherings and held view- exchange meetings with cross section of people.
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