PM for boosting science studies for development

Published : 16 Mar 2017, 12:55

Jagoroniya Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has attached utmost importance to education, research and scientific and technological studies to achieve the particular goals of country's development.

"We have a target to make Bangladesh a middle income country by 2021 through eradicating poverty and a developed one by 2041. If we want to make it true we mostly need to increase the use of technology, boost up research and scientific practice in everyday life," she said.

The Prime Minister said this while distributing Bangabandhu Fellowship, National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship and research donations among the students and researchers for 2016-2017 sessions at a function as Osmani Memorial hall here today.

Sheikh Hasina said her government has already given importance on studies on bio-technological science, medical science, environmental science, engineering and applied science, physical science and food production.

"Today Bangladesh has become a self-reliant country in food production as her government extended all support for diversification of food production and inventing new technologies of producing food grains, vegetable and other food items," she said.

"We are fourth in producing sweet-water fishes, and we are going ahead in producing other food items like meat and edible seeds, which didn't happen without any support. Our support for research and scientific studies has contributed to make this happen," she added.

Minister for Science and Technology Yafez Osman presided over the function while chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Ruhal Haq spoke among others on the occasion while secretary of the ministry Sirajul Haque Khan gave welcome address.

This year a total of 1,702 students were given the Bangabandhu Fellowship, NST Fellowship and research donations for their post graduate studies in science and technology at home and abroad.

Congratulating the recipients of the fellowships and donations, the Prime Minister said as a victorious nation Bangladesh would not live bowing head or begging help from others. Bangladesh is going ahead and Bangladesh will go ahead. None will be able to hinder the advancement of the nation, she said.

Source: BSS

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