'Odommo Bangladesh' to help spreading IT-based innovative thinking: Speaker
Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury said the book 'Odommo Bangladesh' will help science-minded and information-based innovative thinking to spread among the new generation of the country.
She said this while addressing as the chief guest of the unveiling ceremony of the book 'Odommo Bangladesh' on Wednesday written by University Grants Commission Professor Sajjad Hossain, said a press release.The book will help build a modern and information technology dependent Bangladesh, Dr Shirin said.
"The Odommo (indomitable) Bangladesh will move forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the thoughts, motivations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu," she said. "The remarkable progress made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in reducing poverty, achieving food self-sufficiency, ensuring grassroots health services through community clinics, expanding technology, technical education and training in job creation, encouraging startups through unsecured youth loans."
"Empowerment, from the conquest of the sea to the opening of the door to the Sunil economy - every field is playing an important role in moving Bangladesh forward," she said.
Therefore, it is appropriate to dedicate the book to the Prime Minister on her 74th birthday, she added.
The Speaker also said, "The foundation of indomitable Bangladesh was laid by the hand of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In just three and a half years after independence, he worked on the policy, constitution and work plan for the construction of Sonar Bangla." Thanking UGC prof Sajjad Hossain for the book, Shirin said, "The book 'Odommo Bangladesh' focuses on various topics from the perspective of economic development along with the need for social and economic development in the aftermath of Covid-19, which is commendable."
Chaired by the Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah, UGC Member Prof Dr Abu Taher delivered the welcome address, National Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam delivered the keynote address and eminent writer Selina Hossain delivered the keynote address.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni MP, Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mostafa Jabbar, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak, Chairman of Bangladesh Public Service Commission Md Sohrab Hossain, Chairman of Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited Dr Shahjahan Mahmud UGC member Professor Biswajit Chand, and Professor Dil Afroza Begum addressed the function as special guests.