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Bangladesh runs successfully on the development highway: Speakers

RANGPUR, Jan 12, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh has been running successfully on the development highway in the process of becoming a middle income nation by 2021 and developed country by 2041.

The opinion came at closing ceremony of the three-day 'Development Fair- 2017' organised by the district administration on the Public Library ground in the city on Wednesday night.

The fair was 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.

Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hassan Ahmed attended the ceremony
followed by distribution of prizes among the best stall owners and cultural function as the chief guest.

With Deputy Commissioner Rahat Anwar in the chair, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Priyosindhu Talukder and Joint Director of the Divisional Statistics Office of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Nasir Uddin Ahmed addressed the ceremony as special guests.

The government and NGO officials and employees, public representatives, students, teachers, youths, civil society members, sociocultural, professional and political activists and local elite were present.

Different government and semi-government departments, organisations and institutions, non-governmental organisations and other bodies set up 70 stalls in the fair showcasing their respective development achievements.

Taking part in the discussion, the speakers said that the present government achieved laudable success in every sector during the past eight years improving life standard of the common people in successfully graduating the country to lower middle-income nation.

Nasir Uddin Ahmed said that Bangladesh had already become a global role model for development following successful implementation of the a2i Programme in building a middle income digital Bangladesh through realising the Vision 2021.

He also discussed about the huge successes already achieved in reaching all e-services to the people's doorsteps in a hassle-free manner through digitisation and various innovative steps to attain the sustainable development goals.

Priyosindhu Talukder narrated the tremendous success achieved in the ICT, education, agriculture, health, sanitation, employment, poverty eradication and other sectors pushing the country toward a middle income nation by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.

The chief guest called upon the common people for working altogether in building a peaceful, developed and secular Bangladesh to build a Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.