Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said there is no alternative to acquiring digital skills to meet the challenges of tomorrow's digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics and IOT. Digital connectivity is the vehicle for the development of the next civilization.
He called on the government as well as Rotarians to come forward to build a digital skills movement in order to build a new generation as a tool for building a knowledge-based digital society. The Minister made the call to the Rotarians in his speech as the chief guest at a virtual function organized by the Rotary Club of Ananddhara, Dhaka on Saturday night to mark the 7th Chartered Day.
The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications described the humanitarian work of Rotarians as a great work and said that service is the religion of humanity. Changing the lives of helpless people through services is a very important and great task in the current situation.
Mentioning that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working towards realizing the goal of building a developed nation by 2041, Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, a pioneer in the development of digital technology, said the Digital Bangladesh program announced in 2008 has set an example in the world today. Digital Bangladesh is known in the world today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to build a better Bangladesh by establishing a knowledge-based digital equality society by 2041. She is also moving forward with the vision of what will happen to Bangladesh in 2071 and 2100. It cannot be implemented unless the future generation is made capable.
Mentioning that the government wants to develop 65% of the young people as people of the digital age, Mustafa Jabbar said that every human being will need digital skills to face the challenges of the future.
The Minister also said Bangabandhu had sown the seeds of digital Bangladesh by setting up a ground satellite station in Betbunia, forming T&T board, connecting Bangladesh to the international telecom world by gaining membership of ITU and UPU.
He said that with the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Digital Bangladesh has become a reality today.
He said that despite missing three industrial revolutions of the past, Bangladesh has qualified for the leadership of the fourth industrial revolution.
Rotarian Barrister Motasim Billah Farooqui, TIM Nurul Kabir, Sakina Rahman, FM Alamgir, Rubayet Hossain and Farid Alam Newton spoke on the occasion presided over by Rotarian Tareq Bukhari.
The speakers emphasized on the need for Rotarians to adopt new action plans in the service of humanity and for Rotarians to play a stronger role in the corona pandemic situation.