South Asia Social Forum ends in Dhaka
Five day long South Asia Social Forum (SASF), Bangladesh 2011 ended with new hopes and new determination to build a new South Asia. The closing ceremony of this event was held at the Shadhinota Stombho (Independence Tower Plaza), Sohrawardi Udyan. A total of 724 foreign participants and 2555 local one registered - though several thousand including students from the Dhaka University participated. 618 organizations took part in the forum and more than 150 activities took place. A statement drafted by some of the participating organisations (Dhaka statement) was presented, denouncing social injustice in South Asia and the determination to work together as social movements in the region as one voice.
The closing ceremony ended with a cultural program where famous artists and band dazzled the audiences with their performances.
Five day long SASF, Bangladesh 2011 was organized with 13 plenary, hundreds of seminars, youth forum, social fair, film show, art camp, cultural show etc. participants from home and abroad participated and exchanged their views on the peoples movement and expressed solidarity against all sort of discrimination.
The SASF is followed by the International Council of the World Social Forum held at the Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University.
Document available: Dhaka Statement
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