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Call to improve governance on priority basis

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Speakers at a workshop yesterday called for improving governance on priority basis as its weakness has increased insecurity for vulnerable and marginal people.
They said a nation needs pre-readiness to meet man-made and natural calamities including political turmoil and other socio-economic problems.
The workshop titled 'Bangladesh Human Security Assessment' was organised by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (Biiss) at Rajshahi Parjatan Motel.
It was attended by professionals, indigenous leaders, lawyers, journalists, NGO activists, government officials and other stakeholders from different northern districts.
Biiss Director General Maj Gen Jiban Kanai Das presided over the workshop which was attended by Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Shafiul Alam as chief guest.
Asim Uddin Khan, former Rajshahi University teacher, presented the keynote paper.
Bangladesh Law Commission Member Dr Enamul Haque, Biiss Research Director M Humayun Kabir, indigenous leaders Everast Hembrom, Shandya Malo, Victor Lakra, journalists Bulbul Chowdhury, Govinda Lal Das, Talebun Nabi, Mustafizur Rahman Khan, teacher Abdul Kuddus, and lawyers Shafiuzzaman and Shahjar Ali spoke on the occasion.
The speakers attributed the present political practice, education system, poor law and order, river erosion, lowering water table, depletion of trees, drug addiction and food adulteration to human insecurity in northern region.
They said the indigenous and marginal people are still to be brought under the security net, although the United Nations had declared a second decade for the development of the group.
They also stressed the need for a separate industrial policy based on agriculture for the development as well as the security of the people of the region.

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