RANGPUR, Jan 14, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Social Welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed, MP, has said another name of the Bengalese is Bangabandhu who has given freedom to the exploited Bengalese turning them into an independent nation.
"Those who criticised the concept of digitisation as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, are now happily enjoying full benefits of digital services as Bangladesh has already been turned into a digital country," he said.
Nuruzzaman made these observations at a discussion arranged after inaugurating three-day Digital Innovation Fair -2017 by releasing balloons and pigeons at the Muktijoddho Smritimancha premises in Lalmonirhat town today afternoon as the chief guest.
Lalmonirhat district administration with assistance of the Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office has been organising the fair that will conclude on January 16 next.
With Deputy Commissioner of Lalmonirhat Abul Fayez Md Alauddin Khan in the chair, Member of the Parliament from reserved (Lalmonirhat-Kurigram) constituency Advocate Safura Begum Rumi addressed the occasion as the special guest.
Lalmonirhat Police Super SM Rashidul Haque, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Rezaul Alam Sarker and freedom fighter SM Shafikul Islam Kanu, addressed among others.
Earlier, a rally, participated by officials, students, teachers, youths, sociocultural and political activists, civil society members, entrepreneurs of union digital centres (UDCs) and elite, was brought out in the streets of the district town.
The district administrations, government departments, NGOs and private sector organisations, UDCs, financial and educational institutions and entrepreneurs have set up stalls in the fair show casing their various digital innovations and services.
The State Minister said the government launched the a2i programme for reaching all services to the people's doorsteps easily in a hassle-free manner through the digitised information and communication technologies (ICT) at the lowest costs.
"The process of digitisation has been progressing encouragingly from the bottom to the top layers leading Bangladesh toward the esteemed success of building a middle income digital nation by 2021, and subsequently a developed country by 2041," he said.
He hoped that the fair would bridge common people with ICT, rights to information and getting government services in building a developed Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)