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Grassroots level uplift works must be pro-people


Speakers at a seminar stressed the need for making all the grassroots level uplift works pro-people coupled with corruption-free for improving living and livelihood condition of the village population, particularly the poor and underprivileged ones.They mentioned importance should be given on peoples-participatory implementation of the development works so that the community can derive total benefits of the projects.They were addressing the seminar and Reality Show styled “Development Schemes of Government Offices” held at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation on the closing day of district level “Development Fair-2015” yesterday.
District Administration organized the fair where more than 36 government and development associate organizations showcased their respective development achievements through separate stalls.Former Vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University Prof Abdul Khaleque addressed the discussion as chief guest with with Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury, Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi, in the chair.In the seminar, PDB Assistant Engineer Khaleda Yeasmin, Education Assistant Engineer Dipak Kumar Mondal, Medical Officer of Civil Surgeon Office Dr Farid Hossain, Deputy Director of Rural Development Board Jakirul Islam and District Fisheries Officer Golam Rabbani narrated their respective development activities.By dint of pragmatic and dynamic steps taken by the present government, Bangladesh has attained remarkable success in economic and social sectors during the last seven years, Prof Khaleque said in his remarks.He said the successes are visible in all the major and vital areas-ICT, agriculture, education, reduction of infant and maternal mortality, poverty reduction, safety net and women empowerment. The nation is getting international awards one after another as recognition of the achievements.Prof Khaleque says digitization of government services and expansion of Bangladesh’s IT economy was a core principle of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s election in 2009 and in the last year. As part of her 2014 election pledges, the prime minister launched “Digital Bangladesh, Vision 2021,” a plan to fully digitize Bangladesh by 2021.In the past, the rural poor in Bangladesh had been forced to take long travel to receive the simplest of government services and information, losing wages in the process.To remedy this, the government created the Access to Information online programme, which brings government services to its citizens. They can access government sites, see public exam results, read online textbooks and take advantage of a range of services staying at home.BSS, Rajshahi


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