DHAKA� A three day workshop on social media has
concluded here today with participation of Awami League lawmakers to get them oriented with the usage of social media to promote and spread the development activities of the present government.
Lawmakers and cabinet members, numbered around 134, took part the workshop on "Role of Members of Parliament in Social Media" at the party president's political office at Dhanmondi.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Nuruzzaman Ahmed, state minister for social welfare, Dipu Moni among others attended it.
Started on May 7, this workshop opened up the scope for the lawmakers to get oriented with the usage of social media to promote and spread the development activities under the present government in last seven years.
It was organized by Awami League, with technical and knowledge assistance from Center for Research and Information (CRI), research wing of the party. This workshop was arranged as part of a move to make sure publicity using social media to reach out grassroots across the country in the run up to the upcoming election.
Key features of this training include shutting down fake facebook pages, maintaining personal accounts properly, assessing the need of constituents, ways to get accounts verified and spreading development activities on a regular intervals, said Barrister Shah Ali, CRI senior analyst and also a member of the newly constituted Publicity and Publications Sub-Committee of Awami League.
In the next phase, more such sessions will be organized to bring in lawmakers, party leaders and activists in sync with directives our party chief Sheikh Hasina, and her ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, said Engineer Tonmoy Ahmed, assistant coordinator of CRI and also a member of the Sub-Committee.
At the launching of this event on May 7, Sajeeb Wazed Joy called upon parliament members to showcase and portray the development activities of the government in social media to fight back the anti-government propaganda. Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the workshop.
Awami League (AL) Publicity and Publication Affairs Secretary Hasan Mahmud and CRI Executive Director Sabbir Bin Shams spoke at the event, among others.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)