'Digitisation accelerates national uplift benefiting every citizen'

‘Digitisation accelerates national uplift benefiting every citizen’


The digitisation process has already become an effective tool to accelerate national uplift benefiting every citizen and pushing Bangladesh towards a middle income nation, speakers said here on Tuesday afternoon.They were addressing launching ceremony of the two-day Digital Innovation Fair-2015 being organised by Gangachara upazila administration at Gangachara upazila parishad premises in Gangachara upazila town in the district.The fair is being organised with a view to sensitise and bridge people with information and communication technologies (ICT) and rights to information in getting government services easily in the process of building a middle income nation.The Access to Information (A2I) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office being funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been extending assistance in organising the digital innovation fair.With Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tauhidul Islam in the chair,Gangachara upazila chairman Asaduzzaman Bablu addressed the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest.Representative Md. Shamsul Alam on behalf of State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Gangachara upazila vice-chairman Fosiul Alam and Upazila Livestock Officer Saidur Rahman, addressed the ceremony, among others.The upazila administration, entrepreneurs of the Union Digital Centres (UDCs), government departments, NGOs and educational institutions have set up 20 stalls in the fair displaying the huge success achieved in the process of digitisation.The speakers said the government has launched the epoch-making A2I Programme for reaching services quickly to people’s doorsteps easily in a hassle-free manner at lowest costs through the UDCs using the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).The UDCs have been playing effective role in providing digitised e-education, e- agriculture, e-health, e-governance, e-medicine, e-employment, e-purjee, other e-services making life easier and accelerating uplift in building a middle income nation, they said.They said the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly for building a corruption-free, prosperous and self-reliant nation through digitisation at all levels to make independence meaningful for every citizen.The chief guest hoped that the fair would play vital role in sensitizing and bridging the people with the ICT, rights to information, learning and getting available government services to realise the Vision 2021 in building a middle income nation.BSS, Rangpur


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