Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar emphasised the need for creating more digital skills to meet the challenges of tomorrow's digital technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT.
He stated that digital connectivity is the vehicle for the development of the next civilisation.
The minister made the call as the chief guest at a virtual function organised by the Rotary Club of Anand Dhara in Dhaka on Saturday marking the 7th Chartered Day of Dhaka.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to build a better Bangladesh by establishing a knowledge-based digital equality society by 2041, he added. “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had sown the seeds of digital Bangladesh by connecting Bangladesh to the international telecom world through setting up a ground satellite station at Betbunia, forming the T&T board, and becoming a member of the ITU and UPU,” the minister said. “With the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Digital Bangladesh has become a reality today. Despite missing three past industrial revolutions, Bangladesh has qualified for the leadership of the fourth industrial revolution,” he said.
The speakers emphasised the need for Rotarians to adopt new action plans in the service of humanity and for Rotarians to play a stronger role in the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Rotarians Barrister Mutasim Billah Faruqui, TIM Nurul Kabir, Sakina Rahman, FM Alamgir, Rubayet Hossain and Farid Alam Newton spoke at the event.
Rotarian Tariq Bukhari presided over the event.