The first Youth Summit on Ageing was held on 21 November 2015 at Shomajsheba Auditorium, Agargaon with the theme “Global Ageing: The Right of the Older Person”. The gala event was organized by Ageing Support Forum, a youth group of age-care and support in Bangladesh. The National Human Rights Commission, Daffodil International University, ISWR Dhaka University were the co-organizer of the event. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Information Adviser to Honorable Prime Minister inaugurated the program as the chief guest. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed Chairman, Standard Bank Limited and Former President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), Md. Sabur Khan, Former President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( DCCI) & Chairman of Daffodil Group, Gazi Md. Nurul Kabir- Director General, Shomajsheba Odhodoptor were present as the special guests. The key-note paper was presented by Kazi Reazul Haque, Full Time Member of National Human Rights Commission.The session was preside over by Prof. Dr. ASM Atiqur Rahman, Director, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka.
Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission was the Chief Guest of the Closing ceremony of the program. A huge number of young people were motivated to start community base age-care and support voluntarily. The Summit was a giant step for the welfare and support of the older persons in the country.A huge number of young people were motivated to start community base age-care and support voluntarily.
The Summit was a significant step for the welfare and support of the older persons in the country.