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PM Hasina: Ensure research knowledge for wellbeing of people

Bangladesh has to cope with the pace of the rapidly changing world including the 4IR says the prime minister

Update : 03 Mar 2022, 05:34 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the researchers to ensure that the practical use of their research knowledge is for the wellbeing of the country’s people.

“The practical application of your invented knowledge should be for the welfare of the people. So, I would also want to see the impact of the research you are doing now,” she said.

The prime minister said this while conferring “Bangabandhu Science and Technology Fellowship”, “NST Fellowship” and special research donations among teachers, scientists, researchers and science students of different universities and research institutes.

The science and technology ministry arranged the ceremony at Osmani Smriti Auditorium, while the PM joined the event virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

On behalf of the premier, Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman handed over the cheques of the fellowships and donations to them.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is now knocking at the doors. “So, we’ll have to create skilled manpower for 4IR. We have been assisting researchers and students, keeping it in mind. We want the people of the country to get assistance from you,” she added.

Noting that the fellowships and research donations are provided from the government’s revenue fund, she said, “Those who are getting the fellowships will have to work hard for the national development with utmost responsibility.”

The prime minister said the world is marching forward with new inventions in technology. “We will have to cope with the pace of the rapidly changing world,” she added.

Senior Secretary of Science and Technology ministry Ziaul Hasan delivered the welcome speech.

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