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PM opens World Telecommunication Day events

Update : 18 May 2015, 07:11 PM

Bangladesh has chalked out two-day programmes marking the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)-2015.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the programmes yesterday in the city’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).

She released a commemorative postal stamp on the occasion.

Posts and Telecommunications Division along with BTRC, BTCL, Teletalk and private mobile phone operators has organised the events. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak will lead a rally in the city today, which will start from Manik Mia Avenue and terminate at the BICC parading different city streets.

International Telecommunication Union observed the day on Sunday. The theme of the day this year is “Telecommunication and ICTs: Drivers of Innovation.”

Bangladesh organised an online essay competition marking the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian distributed prizes and certificates among winners of the competition in the event.

A seminar was also held on the day’s theme at the same venue as part of the yesterday’s event.

Four keynote papers were presented. Robi Executive Vice President Shahed Ahmed presented a paper on “Connectivity and Internet,” Grameenphone Regulatory Affairs Director Hossain Sadat on “Innovation in ICT and Telecom,”  Professor Dr Syed Akter Hossain of Daffodil University on “Content and Application”  and Professor Dr Rukonuzzaman of North South University on “Telecommunications Driver for Development.” 

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