“Bangladesh is at the top of the South Asian countries in terms of HDI (human development index). If this stability of Bangladesh’s economic development is maintained, more FDI (foreign direct investment) will come to Bangladesh among the Asian countries in the near future”– Prof. Dr. Md. Moshiur Rahman
On December 8, a seminar titled “Development and Election” took place at the Abdus Salam Auditorium of the National Press Club organized by the ‘Education, Research and Development Forum of Bangladesh (ERDFB) at 10:30 AM.
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The seminar aimed to discuss the intertwining themes of development and elections, showcasing the achievements under current government and advocation for the continuity of the government for the sustained progress and prosperity of Bangladesh.
Key Speakers and Guests:
Key speakers included Professor Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain Siddiquee, Professor of Economics Department at Dhaka University; Professor Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Member of Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) and President of ERDFB,Professor Dr. Mohammad Abdur Rashid, Vice Chancellor of Islamic Arabic University; Professor Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh Open University; Professor Dr. Mohammad Abu Eusuf, Professor of Development Studies Department at Dhaka University.
Professor Dr. Md. Moshiur Rahman, Vice Chancellor of National University was the Chief Guest of the event.
Key Points Addressed
Professor Dr. Md. Moshiur Rahman highlighted the contributions of the farming community to Bangladesh’s society and emphasized the transition from agriculture-based to industrial-based development. “The transition from agriculture-based Bangladesh to industrial-based Bangladesh has been made possible by our own sweat and labor and not by anyone else’s mercy,” he added.
Headvocated for the continuation of democratic practices by electing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the next election.
“The next election is the election to protect the continuity of this development, progress and democratic practices of Bangladesh. We all should unite and help to continue this path of democracy by electing Sheikh Hasina from our respective places,” Dr. Moshiur added.
Professor Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain Siddiquee emphasized the necessity of Sheikh Hasina’s government continuity for sustained economic stability and foreign direct investment (FDI).
Dr. Shahadat stated, “As a result of the dedicated efforts of the present government, Bangladesh is at the top of the South Asian countries in terms of HDI. If this stability of Bangladesh’s economic development is maintained, more FDI will come to Bangladesh among the Asian countries in the near future.”
He praised the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the country’s development achievements.
Professor Dr. Sazzad Hossain referenced the democratic processes that led to the election of leaders like Bangabandhu and Sheikh Hasina. He also stressed that incendiary tactics won’t hinder the people’s support for Awami League’s victory in the upcoming elections.
Dr. Sazzad further mentioned, “A nation depends on education, research and a development depends on research and through education. That is what Bangabandhu had established.”
“The key to development is education and research,” he further mentioned.
Professor Dr. Md. Badruzzaman Bhuiyan acknowledged Bangladesh’s rapid progress under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership. He described Sheikh Hasina as the symbol of Bangladesh’s development and emphasized the country’s global recognition in economic development and democracy.
Professor Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology was the inaugural speaker. The event was moderated by Professor Dr. MD. Badruzzaman Bhuiyan, the Vice Chancellorof Barishal University. Press Xpress was the media partner for the event.
The speakers further highlighted the nation’s transition from agriculture-based to industrial-based development, citing remarkable achievements under current government. Their discussions highlighted Bangladesh’s global recognition for economic progress, urging the populace to support and reelect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to sustain the country’s growth, prosperity, and democratic values.