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Digitisation brings silent revolution in curbing corruption: Anwar

RANGPUR, Feb 13, 2018 (BSS) - By virtue of digitisation, the common people are getting government services quickly in a hassle free manner in the process of building a middle income digital Bangladesh and subsequently, a developed country.

"Digitisation is factually bringing a silent social revolution in curbing corruption," said Director General (Admin) and Project Director of Access to Information (A2I) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Kabir Bin Anwar.

He made the observations at a discussion after inaugurating a 3-day Digital Innovation Fair-2018 by releasing balloons and cutting ribbons on Public Library ground here on Monday afternoon as the chief guest.

The district administration has been arranging the fair to further accelerate digitisation through sensitising and bridging common people with ICT and reaching services easily to their doorsteps by realising Vision 2021 for building a digital Bangladesh.

The Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office being funded by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), USAID and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been assisting in organising the fair.

The government departments, non- governmental and private sector organisations, union digital centres (UDCs), financial and educational institutions and entrepreneurs have set up 60 stalls in the fair showcasing their various digital innovations.

With Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed in the chair, Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Minu Shill and Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Wahiduzzaman addressed the discussion as special guests.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Rashidul Monnaf Kabir delivered welcome speech.

The chief guest narrated the chronological developments of civilisation and struggles for independence under leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the development process started by him in the war-torn country.

"The Vision 2021 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given the nation concrete direction of building a middle income digital country and we have achieved all targets of the millennium development goals timely," he said.

He said a digital system has been built using ICT in reaching services to the common people and the process of educating the young generations with science and ICT- based education continues.

"We have set up multimedia classrooms in 30,000 educational institutions and more multimedia classrooms will be established in 50,000 educational institutions by this year to inspire the young generations with digital attitude," Anwar added.

Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hassan Ahmed said the fair would inspire the people in building a middle income nation and subsequently, a developed Bangladesh by 2041 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.