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Call for reaching digital facilities to everyone

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Speakers at a seminar called for reaching digital facilities to everyone using the existing telecommunication system and information technology to transform Bangladesh into a digital country by 2021.
They made the call on Saturday at the post-rally seminar arranged at conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in Rangpur in observance of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)-2019 with the theme of "Bridging the Standardization Gap".
Earlier, the district administration with Posts and Telecommunications Division and Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) brought out a rally on the streets with participations of officials, employees, students, youths and civil society members.
Different competitions were arranged for students on digitisation, telecommunication system and information technology on the occasion and prizes were districted among the winners.
With Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Syed Enamul Kabir in the chair, Acting Deputy Commissioner Ruhul Amin Mian attended the seminar as the chief guest.
Rangpur Regional Manager of BTCL Md Azizul Islam and Rangpur Divisional Deputy Post Master General Pradip Kumar delivered their presentations as special guests.
Junior Assistant Manager of BTCL at its Rangpur regional office Gawaherul Islam delivered keynote presentation in the seminar.  Officials of BTCL, Posts and Telecommunications Division, Social Service Department and different other government departments and digital service providing organisations participated in the open discussion session at the seminar.
The speakers said it is the high time to ensure international standard telecommunication and information technology services for common people to build a digital country by 2021 to pave the way for building a developed Bangladesh.
The chief guest said Bangladesh is effectively reaching government services to all people making Digital Bangladesh a reality by using its own satellite 'Bangabandhu Satellite-1' on way to build a developed Bangladesh by 2041 next.

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