Work hard to achieve desired goal: PMNew Age Online
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday urged the researchers and students of the country to work hard and with utmost responsibility to achieve the desired goal as financial grants for researches and fellowships are awarded to them from the taxpayers’ money, UNB reported.
‘Due to the resource constraints, allocation of fund in various sectors is being made on priority basis. The financial grants for researches and fellowships are being provided to them from the taxpayers’ money. So, I’ll urge the researchers and students of the country to work hard and with utmost responsibility to achieve the desired goal,’ she said.
The prime minister was addressing a function, marking the distribution of cheques of Bangabandhu Fellowship, National Science and Technology Fellowship and financial grants to researchers and students, at Osmani Memrial Auditorium in the capital Dhaka.
State minister for science and technology Yeafesh Osman presided over the function organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Acting secretary of the ministry AKM Amir Hossain gave the welcome address.
Putting emphasis on inventing new and sustainable technologies, Sheikh Hasina said that the desired development could be achieved through transforming the country’s huge population into skilled manpower by using science and technology.
‘The most important thing for Bangladesh now is science, technology and research.’
She urged all concerned to reach the fruits of science and technology to the doorsteps of general people through undertaking proper initiatives to create awareness and science-based mentality among the people through wide practice of science and technology.
The prime minister mentioned that her government has been providing necessary cooperation including financial grants to enhance and improve research activities on science and technology following the path shown by country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
‘Such cooperation from the government would be increased further in future,” she assured.’
Describing her government’s initiatives to launch education curriculum at all levels prioritizing science and technology, the prime minister said people can now become science-oriented coming out of the mentality of ancient days.
She also expressed her firm resolve to turn Bangladesh into a middle-income country ahead of 2021 and a developed country by 2041.
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