The Department of Sociology under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) arranged a webinar titled, ‘Rising Teen Gang-Culture and Violence in Bangladesh: Revisiting Juvenile Delinquency from Sociological Lens’ on July 29.
State Minister, Ministry of Social Welfare, Md. Ashraf Ali Khasru, MP, joined the webinar as the chief guest while BUP VC Major General Md Moshfequr Rahman, SGP, SUP, ndc, psc, joined as the special guest.
BUP Pro-VC Professor Dr M Abul Kashem Mozumder joined the webinar as the guest of honour and Dr Mehtab Khanam, Honorary Professor, Dept of Educational and Counselling Psychology, University of Dhaka, presented the keynote paper. Brigadier General AKM Iqbal Azim, ndc, psc, G+, PhD., Dean of FASS, moderated the webinar.
Chief Guest Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru said that this teen gang culture is an alarming signal for our society, and we should ensure various social movements to combat such an evil sign.
Professor Dr Mehtab Khanam, the keynote speaker of the webinar, mentioned that it is our collective failure as students, teachers, parents, and the civil society of the country.
She also focused on the point that children should not be bounded within books, rather they should be given practical exposure in terms of extra-curricular activities, sports, and indoor games for better mental health.
Dr Khanam emphasised building healthy family life, providing proper training on parenting and teaching pedagogy.
Among others, BUP high officials, faculty members and students also attended the webinar.