Science, technology advancing fast in Bangladesh: Speakers

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RANGPUR, Aug 9, 2016 (BSS) – The modern science-, information and communication technology (ICT)-based education has been advancing fast in the country to build a middle income, and subsequently developed nation.

Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hassan Ahmed said this at the concluding and prize giving ceremony of a two-day Science & ICT Fair-2016 held at Zila Parisahd Community Centre in the city on Monday afternoon as the chief guest.

The divisional administration under patronisation of the Science & Technology Welfare Trust organised the fair to inspire the young students in science and ICT-based education for more innovations befitting for the 21st century to accelerate national uplift.

With Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Minu Sheel in the chair, Additional Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range Chowdhury Manjurul Kabir, Additional Divisional Commissioner (Revenue) Abdul Mazid, Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar and Principal of Carmichael College Professor Binte Hussein Nasrine Banu, addressed the ceremony as special guests.

Different secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions from allover Rangpur division set up 28 stalls projecting different scientific innovations, research works and ICT-based digitised technologies at the fair.

The speakers said the advanced nations have achieved faster developments through innovating and adopting science and ICT-based modern education in their educational institutions.

Professor Binte Hussein Nasrine Banu put special emphasis on popularising science education among the students to attain self- sufficiency in all spheres of national life by enhancing science and ICT-based education befitting for the 21st century.

Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar said the digitisation process using ICT, computers and internet has been progressing successfully from the bottom to the top layers in the country for building a middle income digital Bangladesh by 2021.

“The common people are getting government services quickly in a hassle-free manner from the Union Digital Centres at their doorsteps and district and upazila level web portals by virtue of the digitised ICT facilities,” he said.

The chief guest stressed on popularising the science-and ICT- based education and technologies among the students for faster advancement in the modern technology sector to build a middle income nation by 2021 and developed Bangladesh by 2041.

Later, the chief guest along with other guests distributed crests, certificates and prizes among the stall owners in the ceremony followed by a colourful cultural function.

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