Innovation showcasing begins in Rajshahi

24 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: A two-day ‘Innovation Showcasing-2020’ began on Thursday at Rajshahi College auditorium to make public service popular among people.

Ministry of Public Administration and Commissioner Office of Rajshahi division jointly organised the divisional level event in order to attain the cherished goal through showcasing the present field level best innovative initiatives, reports BSS.

District and upazila level offices and institutions from all eight districts in the division set up 24 stalls showcasing various information and documents related to public service delivery and necessary process of getting those easily after the best uses of information and communication technologies.

Senior Secretary to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division NM Ziaul Alam addressed the opening session as the chief guest with Commissioner of Rajshahi division Humayun Kabir Khandaker in the chair.

Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration Mujibur Rahman and its Deputy Secretary Dr Muhammad Hossain, Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque and Principal of Rajshahi College Professor Habibur Rahman also spoke on the occasion.

In his welcome speech, Additional Divisional Commissioner Moyeenul Islam discussed objectives of the innovation showcasing, successes already achieved in implementation of a2i Programme and Vision 2021 to attain sustainable development goals for further speeding up national development.

In his remarks, Ziaul Alam said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly for simplifying all the service delivery activities for welfare the public in general.

He said the government is now setting up 28 IT parks in the country including one in Rajshahi which will create jobs for three lakh youths by 2021.

The chief guest said digitization is progressing encouragingly to achieve the esteemed successes of building a digital Bangladesh where people would easily get all services at their doorsteps.

He urged the field level administrative officials to work with innovative ideas to build a middle income country by 2021 and developed country by 2041.

Ziaul Alam urged the upazila and district level service delivery officials and employees to deliver public services through the best uses of ICT and innovative ideas.