Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader hoped Bangladesh would lead in the 4th industrial revolution holding the hands of Bangabandhu’s grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy with the cooperation of architect of development and achievement Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He was addressing a webinar titled “Progressing Digital Technology under the Leadership of Jananetri Sheikh Hasina: Pioneer from Mujib to Sajeeb” arranged by AL science and technology affairs sub-committee.
Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said Digital Bangladesh is the modern from of 'Sonar Bangla' dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Bangabandhu had initiated the journey towards Digital Bangladesh by establishing a satellite earth station at Betbunia on June 14, 1975 and in contention of that today Bangladesh has been turned into a Digital Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he addd.
Sajeeb Wazed Joy, also ICT Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is spearheading the task of materializing Bangabandhu’s dream with utmost sincerity and honesty, he said.
“When the entire world gets paused due to coronavirus pandemic while business and commerce and government services become stagnant in lockdowns one after another, then we can understand what the meaning of Digital Bangladesh is,” he said.
During the coronavirus crisis, he said, Bangladesh noticeably felt the magical strength of information and communication technology (ICT) in every sector including education, health, business and commerce.