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Has digitisation made civic life easier in Bangladesh?

05 July 2013

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Digitisation has created awareness on women and child rights, family planning, female education, repression, birth registration, drug addiction, speakers said at a discussion in Rangpur of Bangladesh.

Rangpur: The digitisation process has made civic life easier making the 'Charter of Changes: Vision 2021' programme successful through reaching all government services to the peoples' doorsteps, speakers said yesterday afternoon.

They were addressing a discussion organised by District Information Office at Jafarganj High School under Sadar upazila here to discuss success achieved in various sectors to improve life standard of the common people during tenure of the present government.

With Senior District Information Officer Mohammad Humayun Kabir in the chair, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mrs. Anar Koli attended the discussion styled 'Charter of Changes: Vision 2021' as the chief guest.

Sadar Upazila Agriculture Officer Afzal Hossain, Assistant Secondary Education Officer Badrul Hasan, Social Service Officer Joynal Abedin, Project Implementation Officer Abdul Matin, Youth Development Officer Tahmina Shirin and Headmaster of the school Shafikul Islam, addressed as the special guests.

Officials, teachers, students, NGO executives, public representatives, socio-cultural and human rights activists, civil society members, religious leaders, entrepreneurs of the local union information service centre (UISC), professionals and elite were present.

The speakers said successful functioning of the UISCs initially started turning the digitisation process into an irreversible part of common life making people of all walks in the society dependant on digital facilities available everywhere.

The people are now getting all information, services and benefits through the UISCs about agriculture, health, medicare, education, sanitation, admission, human rights, legal aid, employment, marketing produce and many other fields, they said.

They said the UISCs have been providing digital services like e-purjee, e-governance, e-education, e-agriculture, e-health, e-commerce etc to the commoners in a hassle-free manner as the digitisation process continues from bottom to the top layers successfully.

Digitisation has created awareness on women and child rights, family planning, female education, repression, birth registration, drug addiction, militancy, terrorism, ecology, environment, bio-diversity and launching social movement against corruption, they said.

Besides, successful implementation of the Vision 2021 programme has been ensuring women empowerment, adolescents' health care, nutrition and eradication of dowry, child marriage, superstitions, human trafficking, self-employment etc, they mentioned.

Narrating success achieved and service being provided by their respective department, the upazila level government officials said all targets of Millennium Development Goals are being achieved speedily in building a medium income digital Bangladesh.


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