Bangladesh to be a developed country in 20 years: PM

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Bangladesh to be a developed country in 20 years: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh would be a developed country by 2041 as youngsters are availing the opportunities to hone their talents in Digital Bangladesh.

“I don’t have to worry any more. Of course, Bangladesh would be a developed country in 2041. The biggest thing is that our soldiers for building Bangladesh as a developed country are ready,” she said.

The Prime Minister was addressing the celebration of Digital Bangladesh Day-2021 and Digital Bangladesh Award Distribution Ceremony at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, joining it virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban.

A total of 24 individuals, teams and organisations — 12 from the national level and 12 from district level — received the Digital Bangladesh Award-2021 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the digital sector.

On behalf of the Prime Minister, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak handed over the awards to the recipients.

Pointing to the award recipients, Hasina said she is no longer worried about the fulfilment of her Vision 2041 — of turning Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country — since many youths received the awards and now got the scope to flourish their talents.

“We’ve already advanced far in the way to build a technology and knowledge-based society. InshAllah, Bangladesh will move forward,” she said.

The Prime Minister congratulated the youths and other award recipients.

The Digital Bangladesh Day is being observed with the theme “Digital Bangladesh-er Arjan, Upokrito Shokol Jonogon”. – The Daily Star.