Cultural and Sports Programme
As a part of inclusive initiatives for sustainable poverty reduction and beyond-poverty development, PKSF has undertaken the `Cultural and Sports Programme’ for children and young generation. The aim of this Program is to patronize and promote mental & physical development of the young chaps in order to build a talented Nation as a whole.
The main objectives of the Program are to create awareness among the young and adolescents generation against all sorts of crimes as: terrorism, sexual harassment, drug abasement, and women-violence or oppression etc.
Initially, the Program started in March 2016 with 10 Partner Organizations (POs). Considering the positive impacts of overall poverty reduction and capacity of the organizations the programme has been extended to 60 districts across the country from July 2017.
The expenditures of the program are being borne jointly by PKSF and its concerned POs. PKSF executes the cost from its Special and Program-Support Fund; while POs bear their part with surplus money from their credit programs.
PKSF usually encourages in arranging the following sports in order to build a healthy nation by the inspiration of ‘Sportsman Spirit’. The sports items are: Table Tennis, Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Kabadi, Swimming, Mini Marathon and Cycling etc.
PKSF has undertaken the following cultural activities–Tagore and Nazrul songs, folk songs and country songs to uphold the traditional and local culture. It is noted that these cultural program have been organized in school and college level marking the occasion of birth anniversaries of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam.
ARTISTIC BENT OF MIND
For the sack of mental and human development through practicing the artistic bent of mind among young generation the following activities has been commenced: competition of book reading, essay writing, story-telling and wall magazine etc.
LANGUAGE BASED COMPETETION
It is good to practice correct and standardized language in all sphere of life. Therefore, PKSF has been organizing the competition of recitation, debate, extempore speech, creative writing along with language workshop in the commanding areas.
ENVIRONMENT SAFETY AND CLEANLINESS INTERVENTIONS
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in terms of climate change and natural calamities. To protect the future generation from the adverse impacts of climate change, PKSF has taken initiatives of planting trees in school yard and encourage students to plant more trees in available lands of their grounds. Besides, cleanliness activities are also undertaken in school and colleges premises under this program.
ETHICS AND VALUES DEVELOPMENT
Under this intervention, different awareness campaigns are being carried out to awake the people against anti-social activities like: dishonesty, corruptions, child marriage, drugs addiction, sexual harassment etc.
BANGLADESH KISHOR-KISHORI CONFERENCE-2018
The Kishor-Kishori Conference-2018 (Bangladesh Youth Conference-2018) will be held at Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh (KIB) in Dhaka in July 2018. The aim of the conference is to build an honest and capable leadership through different competition among the students of schools, colleges and madrasas in grassroots levels. Initially, the competition is being held at Upazila level in which students of class IX, X, XI, XII are taking part with enthusiasm. The participants are being selected by the school/colleges/madrasha authorities considering their merit, leadership qualities and moral and ethical neck. 10 winners from the Uazila level competition will compete in District conference. From each district, 10 adolescents will participate in the national level conference. A total of 700 winners from 64 districts and divisional cities will participate in national conference. However, 67 Partner Organizations (POs) of PKSF are involved to materialize the aforesaid conference in 64 districts.
A workshop on formulating the strategies of the conference was held on February 25, 2018 at PKSF auditorium-2 attended by the Executive Directors and Focal Person of the concerned POs. Chairman of PKSF Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad was present in the workshop as a chair. Managing Director of PKSF Mr. Md. Abdul Karim delivered his welcome speech in the workshop. Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader, Deputy Managing Director (Program), PKSF discussed the objectives of the Kishor-Kishori conference in this workshop. Mr. Asad Chowdhury, the eminent poet, and President of Ethics Club of Bangladesh, also addressed in the workshop. Mr. A.H.M. Abdul Qaiyum, Deputy General Manager (Program) presented the strategy paper in the workshop.
ANTI SEXUAL HARASSMENT PROGRAMME
Under the PKSF’s Cultural and Sports Program, initiatives have been taken by PKSF to prevent sexual harassment in a specific area. In order to implement the initiative, one Para/Mahalla, village, Ward or educational institution in a specific area will be selected in each district. The aim of the program is to create awareness among the general people about the consequence of sexual harassment and make them united to work against any kind of sexual harassment.
Initiative has also been taken to conduct cleanliness programme in selected areas with a view to evolve a replicating model. For this why, one Para/Mahalla, village, Ward or Union will be selected in each district as demonstrating area. An extensive cleanness activity will be conducted in the area and after one year, the area will be declared as ‘clean area.
IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP
A workshop on Implementation-Strategies of anti-Sexual Harassment and Cleanliness program was held on February 26, 2018 attended by the representatives of 35 POs at PKSF. Chairman of PKSF Dr. Kazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad inaugurated the workshop as a chair. Managing Director of PKSF Mr. Md. Abdul Karim delivered the inaugural speech in the workshop. Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader, Managing Director (Program), presented the overall perspectives of the program. Mr. A.H.M Abdul Qaiyum, Deputy General Manager (Program) presented the strategic paper on prevention of sexual harassment and cleanliness activities; while a representative from Breaking the Silence, an organization working on child issues, gave presentation on child abasement.
Cultural and Sports Program of PKSF has published a guideline titled’ Implementation Guideline’ for focal person and program organizers in order to run the program’s activities smoothly. The 46-page guideline contains of strategies and detailed instructions for implementing cultural and sports program in the operational field. Besides, a 36-page Photo Album and 21-minutes video documentary titled “Jagiye Uthilo Pran” made on different sports and cultural events have also circulated from the Sports and Culture unit of PKSF. Moreover, this Unit also published a brochure on the activities of cultural and sports Program after all.
NATIONAL CONVENTION ON CULTURAL AND SPORTS PROGRAMME
Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) organized a national convention on its Cultural and Sports Programme on March 23, 2017 at PKSF auditorium. Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, Hon’ble Minister for Cultural Affairs, graced the program as the chief guest, where Dr. Shree Biren Sikder, MP, Hon’ble State Minister for Youth & Sports, was present as the special guest. The convention was chaired by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, PKSF. Many government high-officials alongwith officials of PKSF and its Partner Organisations (POs), officials of development agencies, journalists and other stakeholders attended the convention. Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader, Deputy Managing Director (Program), PKSF gave a presentation on Cultural and ports Programme; which was followed by a documentary film.
WORKSHOP ON FIELD LEVEL IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES
A workshop on Implementing Strategies of Cultural and Sports Programme in field level was organized on July 24, 2017 at PKSF Bhaban. A total of 110 Focal Person and Programme Organizers of 60 Partner Organizations were present in the day-long workshop.
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation, Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Managing Director of PKSF and Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader, Deputy Managing Director (Programme) were present at the inaugural session of the workshop. Mr. Abul Hasan Md. Abdul Qaiyum, Deputy General Manager (Program), PKSF gave a elaborate presentation on strategies for Cultural and Sports Programme at the field level.
FACEBOOK PAGE INGUARTION
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, PKSF, inaugurated the official Face-book page of Cultural and Sports Programme on October 12, 2017. He pushed like button of the page and watched the contents & comments made by different organizations as a whole.