“Soldiers of 2041” are ready to forward Bangladesh: PM

“Soldiers of 2041” are ready to forward Bangladesh: PM

 

DHAKA, Dec 12, 2021 (BSS) –

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the
“Soldiers of 2041” enriched with knowledge of science and technology are
ready to turn Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country.

She said her government has been working with a target to surpass all
sectors including readymade garment in earning foreign currency by exporting
digital devices.

“Now, we have no tension as we have progressed much toward building a
science-technology-knowledge based society. Bangladesh must be a developed
and prosperous country by 2041, as its soldiers are ready to get this biggest
achievement,” she said.

The prime minister came up with the observation coinciding robot invention
by school students for agriculture sector and some other inventions by the
young people thanks to Digital Bangladesh.

She was inaugurating the Digital Bangladesh Dibos-2021 and distributing
Digital Bangladesh Award at Bangabandhu International Conference Center
(BICC) in city joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here.

The prime minister also remotely opened some development schemes, Freedom
Fighter Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Software Technology Park, Chattogram;
Bangabandhu Smriti Ongan and IT business Centre; Bangabandhu Hi-Tech Park,
Sylhet; Sheikh Kamal IT Incubation and Training Centre, KUET, Khulna; and
High Speed Internet Broadband Connectivity in 2,600 Union Parishads under the
Info Sarkar Scheme (Phase-III).

Sheikh Hasina said the new innovations by the young generation were only
possible as her government has built Digital Bangladesh.

“It was not possible to flourish the talent of the young stars in such a
way as the Digital Bangladesh was not built,” she added.

The premier said the little boys and girls invented many things by their
innovative ideas and the people are getting services from their innovations.

She credited her Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser
Sajeeb Wazed for building the “Digital Bangladesh” as the idea was his
brainchild.

The prime minister said the more the young generation will be familiar and
trained with the latest and modern technology, the more they will be
efficient to take Bangladesh ahead toward prosperity.

“We have to go ahead in the future. So, the new generation needs to take
preparation to build the future,” she said.

The prime minister earlier unveiled the cover of a book “Manoniyo
Prodhanmontri Sheikh Hasinar Netritte Digital Bangladesher Swapnopuron”.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid
Ahmed Palak, MP, and its Senior Secretary N M Zeaul Alam, spoke on the
occasion.

On behalf of the prime minister, the state minister distributed crests,
cheques and certificates among 24 Digital Bangladesh Award winners in three
categories — best person, organisation and team — in government and private
levels.

PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus received the award on behalf of
the best team in technical field for developing and introducing the Covid-19
Surokhya App.

Separate audio-video documentaries were screened on how to transform
Bangladesh into a digital country on the occasion.

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