RANGPUR, Jan 9, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh has been marching towards a middle income nation following tremendous successes achieved by the present government in every sector, speakers said here this afternoon.
The opinion came at a discussion styled 'Bangabandhur Swapno and Agamidiner Bangladesh' organised by the district administration on the inaugural day of the three-day 'Development Fair- 2017' on Public Library ground in the city.
The fair is being organised with the theme of "Democracy for Development is the Key Motto of Sheikh Hasina" to inform the common people about the government's success stories to achieve Vision 2021, Vision 2041 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Earlier, Commissioner Kazi Hassan Ahmed formally inaugurated the fair by releasing balloons at a colourful ceremony held at Deputy Commissioner's Office premises and led a huge colourful rally in the city streets.
Additional Divisional Commissioner Minu Shill, Police Super Mizanur Rahman, government officials and employees, public representatives, students, teachers, youths, civil society members, sociocultural and political activists participated in the rally.
Different government and semi-government departments and institutions, non-governmental development organisations and other bodies have set up 80 stalls in the fair showcasing their respective development achievements. With Deputy Commissioner Md Rahat Anwar in the chair, Secretary to the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Begum Shamsun Nahar attended the discussion as the chief guest.
Acting President of district Awami league (AL) Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, its General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju President of city AL Shafiur Rahman Shafi and its General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal addressed as special guests.
The speaker said the present government already graduated the country to lower middle-income nation by improving people's living standard to establish Bangladesh as a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed and prosperous one by 2041.
Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed said that Bangladesh had already become a global role model for development by achieving maximum success in every field of developments, women empowerment, health services, sanitation and reducing maternal and neonatal deaths.
Narrating the tremendous success already achieved in all fields, including the ICT and IT sectors, Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar said the country was moving fast towards a middle income nation on its way to become a developed country by 2041.
The chief guest called upon every citizen for working unitedly in building a non-communal, peaceful and prosperous Bangladesh to realise the dream of building a Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.