President Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged the countrymen to play their due role from their respective positions motivated with the commitment they have to the country.
“As citizens of Bangladesh, all have the responsibility and commitment to the country. To perform the responsibility, everyone should discharge one’s duty from his or her own position,” he said.
The President said this while addressing a function marking the golden jubilee of greater Comilla (comprising Comilla, Chandpur and Brahmanbaria districts) Samity at the Jatiya Sangsad’s LD Hall in the city.
Observing that development is an ongoing process, President Hamid said it is the government’s duty to ensure a development-friendly environment, including construction of infrastructure for development while the people’s duty is to make it effective through their active participation.
“It’s not possible for the government alone to ensure overall development of the country. The development process will get a boost if the efforts of all individuals, social organisations and institutions are linked to the endeavours of the government,” Hamid said.
The world in the 21st century is very much competitive, the President said, adding, “We’ll have to move ahead facing the competition. Information technology is the pathfinder of modern development. So, we’ll have to enrich ourselves in the knowledge of information technology apart from modern education to keep up the march forward of the country.”
“The government, meanwhile, has created infrastructural opportunities with a view to building ‘Digital Bangladesh’. I hope that social organizations will come forward in this regard with specific programmes apart from the government’s endeavors,” the President added.
Railways Minister Mujibul Hoque, Former Law Minister Abdul Matin Khasru, former Home Minister Maj (retd) Rafiqul Islam, chairman of Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee ABM Golam Mustafa MP, Samity general secretary engineer Fazlul Haque, addressed the function held with Samity vice-president Prof AKM Fazlul Haque in the chair.