Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has thanked everyone for his birthday wishes.
Joy, a grandson of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, posted a status on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
Marking Joy’s 51st birthday, the ruling Awami League and its associate bodies has arranged programmes amid the growing surge of coronavirus.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina released a special commemorative postage stamp, an opening day cover and a Data Card, marking the birthday of Joy.
The Prime Minister unveiled a 10-Taka commemorative postage stamp, a 10-Taka opening day cover and a five-Taka Data Card at a simple ceremony at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.
Later, the Premier unveiled the cover of a commemorative 160-page book titled ‘Sajeeb Wazed Joy: A Spirited Graceful Journey’ at a simple ceremony at Ganabhaban.
The Bangla version of the book is named ‘Sajeeb Wazed Joy: Tarunnyadipto Gorbito Pothchola’.
The distributed items include rice, pulse, mangoes, masks, sanitizers, pens and scales among children at Madhur Canteen in Dhaka University.
Besides, Jubo League arranged a milad and doa mahfil on Bangabandhu Avenue and took an initiative to organise a similar doa mahfil programme at all mosques and prayers at temples, pagodas and churches across the country.
The youth wing of the ruling party has urged its district, city, upazila, thana, municipality and union-level units to carry out a tree plantation programme across the country, maintaining health guidelines.
Leaders of Swechchhasebak League, an associate body of the ruling Awami League, cut a cake on the occasion of the birthday of Joy and offer doa, seeking his long life and good health.
On July 27 in 1971, Joy was born during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh to nuclear scientist Dr MA Wazed Miah and Sheikh Hasina.
His birth during the war and subsequent victory of the Bengalis lead to him being nicknamed by Joy (meaning ‘Victory’ in Bengali).
The architect of the Digital Bangladesh is now performing as the ICT affairs adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Joy’s major contribution lies on the developing of ICT sector and has framed the idea of Digital Bangladesh.
The policies taken by him as the Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor opened a new horizon of ICT usage in Bangladesh as the country continues to improve rapidly in all indicators of technological advancement, including mobile phone users, internet users, accessing public services digitally, mobile banking, and earnings from ICT exports.