The Toronto Citizen has announced its decision to organize the 1st Bangladeshi Youth Festival in Toronto. The event will take place on November 25, Sunday from 4:30pm to 8pm at Warden Woods Community Centre (74 Firvalley Ct, Scarborough) near Warden and St. Claire intersection. Bangladeshi Student Association Seneca, the student organization that represents Seneca students of Bangladeshi heritage will be partnering with Green & Red Wheelers (G&R), an already famous youth organization coming from the Bangladeshi-Canadian community, in organizing this event along with Toronto Citizen.
“Join youth of ALL backgrounds for an evening of fun, music and games with lots of prizes” said an enthusiastic Md. Hamid, one of the leaders of G&R. Oliur Rahman Limon from BSA Seneca told this reporter that “This is the first time we are hosting such an event and we are all very excited about it. A big group of students from Seneca College are involved in this and we are confident this will be a success”.
Rizuan Rahman, President of LEAD (Leadership for Economic Actions & Development), Canada is working with the young organizers. In response to questions about this event, Rizuan said that “I am delighted that The Toronto Citizen has taken this initiative. Our community, especially the youth, need to have sufficient opportunities to showcase their talent as well as their organizing/management skills. We can not impose our likings, way of doing things etc on youth of today. And that is why The Toronto Citizen is proud to let this young group of people organize this unique event dedicated to the youth of our communities”.
The organizing team informed The Toronto Citizen that the event will feature musical performances, dance etc. from young performers as well as various games involving the audience. Some inspirational young leaders from business, law enforcement and politics have confirmed their attendance. Bengali newspapers such as Bhorer Alo and Desher Alo have already agreed to extend their support for the event. More details will be shared very soon.