The Father of the Nation has germinated the seeds of Digital Bangladesh by establishing a ground satellite center at Betbunia on June 14, 1975, gaining membership of ITU and UPU in 1973, forming a T&T board, and establishing a cable industry in Khulna.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made mobile phones and computer technology was accessible to the general public in five years from 1996 to 2001 and has transformed the sprouted seed of Bangabandhu into a sapling and from 2009 to 2021 into a great queen.
Following this, he made Bangladesh capable of leading the fourth industrial revolution, the minister said. The minister made the remarks while addressing a virtual discussion organized by the Government ICT Officers Forum on the occasion of National Mourning Day on the night of August 15.
Government ICT Officers Forum President Sharmin Afroz presided over the function. Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General of Bangladesh Shilpa Kala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky and General Secretary of the organization Md. Ratan spoke.
The minister also mentioned that Bangabandhu could not establish the expected golden Bengal without skilled human resources.
He said that in just one and a half years, he has taken more than one hundred and fifty-five special initiatives as he has received from me so far.
He said that today’s Bangladesh is moving forward at an irresistible pace by relying on this foundation holding the hand of its worthy successor Sheikh Hasina.
Mentioning that Bangabandhu never compromised on the question of the rights of Bengalis, the Minister said that different forces were involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu in different ways.
He has set a goal to establish 21st-century education, communication technology, exploitation, deprivation, non-discrimination – hunger-poverty-free Sonar Bangla.
The speakers highlighted at the webinar various aspects of Bangabandhu’s colorful life and said, “We have to work for the establishment of Sonar Bangla of his cherished dream by achieving the goal of establishing Sonar Bangla by following Bangabandhu’s ideals.”