Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday hoped that Bangladesh will lead the fourth industrial revolution by holding the hands of Bangabandhu’s grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy.
“Bangladesh will lead the 4th industrial revolution by holding the hands of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy with the cooperation of architect of development and achievement Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.
The minister said ‘Digital Bangladesh’ is the modern from of ‘Golden Bengal’ dreamt by the Father of the Nation.
“In 1973, Bangabandhu started the technology-oriented journey through taking the membership of International Telecommunication Union (ITU),” he said.
“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 added.
Joy, also ICT Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is spearheading the task of materialising Bangabandhu’s dream with utmost sincerity and honesty, Quader 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.
“Even in the midst of pandemic, the people of the country are getting dynamic services digitally. Everything is moving forward through providing digital services,” he said.
Describing Sajeeb Wazed Joy as a devoted, patriotic and selfless scientist having dreams, the minister said Joy is the silent architect of the country’s massive progress in ICT sector.
AL science and technology subcommittee chairman Hossain Mansur presided over the webinar while AL science and technology affairs secretary and subcommittee’s member secretary Abdus Sabur delivered the welcome address.