Background of DYD:
Youth are the future hope of our nation. According to National Youth Policy, the age group between 18-35 years are called ‘Youth’ in Bangladesh. They are the most energetic and productive segment of the total population in Bangladesh. Therefore, the national development mostly depends on their working spirit and initiatives. Keeping in this view, the department of development under the ministry of youth and sports has been given the responsibility of transferring the disorganized and unproductive youth into an organized, disciplined and productive workforce.
In this backdrop, the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh created the Ministry of youth Development in 1978 and it was subsequently renamed as the Ministry of Youth & Sports. The Department of Youth Development was created in December 1981.