DHAKA, Dec 05, 2018 (BSS) – Democracy International (DI) recognized 39 central level political leaders of AL, BNP and JP for their achievements in championing peaceful and participatory election.
Since launching of the ‘Shantite Bijoy’ campaign, the leaders have paved the way for party leaders and activists to participate in constructive multiparty events across Bangladesh including peace rallies, face to face dialogues between candidates and voters, multiparty round table meetings, and workshops to address citizens’ issues.
Speaking at the award ceremony, prime minister’s political affairs advisor H T Imam said, “This `Champion of Peace’ award will inspire political leaders to foster the spirit of peaceful elections. Such peace building processes should occur frequently.”
Dr. Abdul Moyeen Khan, member of BNP’s National Standing Committee, said, “Peace requires social and political justice. The political parties of Bangladesh should break down the political divides and engage in constructive debates to resolve their issues.”
Ziauddin Bablu, Jatiya Party Presidium member, said, “We are learning the democracy building process. There is some good progress and hopefully we will continue to improve all aspects of our democracy.”
The program was organized under the Strengthening Political Landscape (SPL) project co-funded by USAID and UKaid.