Access of underprivileged women to digital services underscored

GAIBANDHA Speakers at a function have underscored the need for ensuring access the underprivileged women to digital services to supplement the efforts of women empowerment in the society.

In this context, info lady popularly known as 'Tathya Apa' can play significant role to popularize the digital services to the backward women of the society through having access them to the services, they said.

They made the comments while addressing a Special Uthan Boithak on the Mujib Year, birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on the premises of Kholahati union parishad under Sadar upazila in the district on Wednesday.

Information Center, Gaibandha Sadar upazila arranged the function under Tathya Apa: Women Empowerment aimed at Building Digital Bangladesh through Information and Communication Technology project, phase II of Jatiya Mohila Sangstha (JMS) of the Woman and Child Affairs Ministry.

DC Abdul Matin addressed the function as the chief guest with Sadar UNO Prasun Kumar Chakrabartee in the chair.

District officer of JMS Golam Faruk, upazila social services officer M. Nasir Uddin Shah, former deputy commander of upazila Muktijoddhya Sangsha Khoybar Hossain, information services officer Mafia Akter and senior journalist Sarker Mohammad Shahiduzzaman.

The speakers urged the information services officers to go to the doorsteps of the underprivileged women in a bid to make the digital services more popularized to them.

Abdul Matin said the government has been working relentlessly since 2009 to turn Bangladesh into a digital country by 2021.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)