In national level SUPRO arranged a day long mobile campaign which was started from in front of NBR office. In the beginning of the campaign SUPRO participated in a rally which was organized by NBR on that day morning. Through the mobile campaign thousand of leaflets were distributed in various crowded spot in Dhaka city. Through the mobile campaign nearly 30000 citizens have come to know about the tax justice campaign.
On that day SUPRO organized human chain, discussion meeting in district level. Out of 45 districts 43 district successfully observe the day and SUPRO took part in tax fair in district level and national level with the government which was held from 16th September 2014 to 22 September 2014.
Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS) and SUPRO jointly staged a very first English intervarsity debate championship between 4th September and 7th September 2014 at DU on promoting tax justice issue. The theme of the program is “Ensure Tax Justice Ensures Progress and Prosperity”. In the four-day long debating championship 40 teams from 24 public and private universities took part in the competition. This tournament would be held under the rules of British Parliament format which had covered several debate competitions.
The tournament was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Mahbuba Nasrin moderator of DUDS through an opening session where SUPRO director Alison Subrata Baroi attended as special guest.
Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, honorable finance minister of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh attended as chief guest in the closing ceremony and distributed crest and prize money to winning team. Professor A A M S Arefin Siddique Honorable vice chancellor, University of Dhaka, SUPRO general secretary Md. Arifur Rahman, Moderator of DUDS (Dhaka University Debating Society) Professor Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen attended as especial guest in the session.
Sushashoner Jonno Procharavizan (SUPRO) observed World Health Day 2014 with full enthusiasm and great exertion through a peaceful Human Chain at Shahbagh, in front of National Musium, Dhaka, where various likeminded NGOs, CSOs, Dhaka Campaign Group, Budget Alliance Group, Green Voice & Students Forum joined and expressed solidarity with the popular demands for ensuring health rights for all. On the other hand SUPRO district committee also organized rally, human chain and different type of programs in 45 districts to observe the day.
Health is our right: Ensure the accessibility and rights of essential services specially health for the citizens by enhancing the capacity of government health institutions in assurance of essential drugs. Highlighting the theme of the Day all speakers came into the point that in the FY 2013-14 health budget is 4.3 % only of the total national budget which is 0.8% of GDP. Besides, according to World Health Organization, the health budget should be 5% - 6 % of GDP of any country.