News Desk : dhakamirror.com
Rifat Jahan Shaon, a student at Dhaka University’s Department of Theater and Performance Studies, has been named the youngest traveler from Bangladesh.
He was honored in a ceremonial event on Tuesday at the university’s Student-Teacher Center in honor of ‘World Tourism Day,’ which was arranged by the Dhaka University Tourist Society.
Rifat Jahan Shaon completed his journey to 64 districts of Bangladesh at the age of 19 on the country’s Victory Day in the year of 2020. Shaon traveled all over Bangladesh with the help of friends and acquaintances, traveling to different districts and upazilas of the country.
At this time, President of Tourist Society Musfiqur Rahman, former president of Dhaka University Debating Society Mofazzal Hossain Sumon, Dhaka University Research Society Saifullah Sadek Kamrunnahar Munni and Mohiuddin Roni and many others were present.
Besides, the program was conducted by the founder of English Language Club of Dhaka University Hira Sarkar.
Dhaka University Tourist Society president Musfiqur Rahman said at the event, ‘The country’s tourism industry will go far only by promoting tourism.’
Mufazzal Hossain Sumon, who has traveled to 67 countries said, ‘we need to organise our tourism industry in order to present the history, tradition and culture of Bangladesh to global level. By doing this, on the one hand, it will be possible to present our history, tradition, and culture in front of the people of the world as a result our economy will also prosper.’
Saifullah Sadek said, ‘Traveling creates an advanced, liberal, progressive sense and vision of people. If you go beyond your boundaries and see the country and the world, you can know yourself, the people and the country.’
Rifat Jahan Shaon said, ‘I want to encourage the young generation of the country to travel and make a significant contribution to the tourism sector of the country in the future. I believe that Bangladesh is a suitable place for the tourism industry and the tourism sector will play a major role in changing the economic condition of the country.’
He also said, ‘I cordially thanked the Dhaka University Tourist Society for officially recognizing me’.