BILS Secretary General Nazrul Islam Khan was the chief guest while Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Bangladesh office Resident-Representative Felix Kolbitz was the special guest. The program was also attended by Mr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Chairman of the Project Advisory Committee of BILS. The project inauguration meeting was presided over by BILS-LRSC Chattogram Centre Coordination Committee Chairman A M Nazimuddin. The meeting was addressed among others by invited GO-NGO-CSO and trade union representatives namely Md. Safar Ali of JSL, Tapan Datta of SKOP, Sheikh Nurullah Bahar of BJSD, Kazi Altaf of BMSF, Nurul Abser Bhuyian of BLF, Sabbir Bhuyan, Assistant Director of DoL and Shipon Chowdhury, Assistant DIG of DIFE, Chattogram, Journalist Nazimuddin Shaymol, Uzzal Bishwash of JSL, Liton Chowdhury of Sangshaptok-an NGO and one of the ex. BILS–LRSC internship students of 2021 named Meheki Siraz. The meeting was conducted by Pahari Bhattacharjee on behalf of BILS.
An audio-visual presentation was done on the BILS-LRSC activities under the project by BILS program officer Rizwanur Rahman Khan at the beginning. Through the presentation, BILS-LRSC 2016-2018 and 2019-2021 phase accomplished activities and achievements were displayed. Besides, 2022-2024 planned activities were also briefed in short.
In his speech Chief Guest Nazrul Islam Khan said, though the workers of our country played a pivotal role in the national development and economic growth, in most cases, they are right-deprived. In terms of wages, leave, working-hour, overtime, and other law-covered benefits, workers are being deprived every now and then. So, we have to work for the betterment of Bangladeshi workers at home and abroad.
In his speech as a special guest, FES-Bangladesh office Resident-Representative Felix Kolbitz expressed his hope that efforts to make workers right-conscious will continuously be done by BILS and the German cooperation in numerous BILS activities will continue in near future.