CHATTOGRAM, July 10, 2018 (BSS) – Information Secretary Abdul Malek
sought effective role of media to inform the mass people about Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina’s 10 special initiatives which have been taken to ensure better
life for under privileged people.
He said media could play a vital role in motivating people for branding
and implementing 10 special initiatives of Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh
Hasina to make Bangladesh as a stable middle-income country by 2021.
He made the call as the chief guest at a view-exchange meeting titled
“Prime Minister’s 10 Special Initiatives” with journalists held at
Bangabandhu conference hall of Chattogram Press club today. Press Institute
Bangladesh (PIB) organised the event.
The 10 special initiatives taken by Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina
will play a pivotal role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
and turn Bangladesh into a stable middle-income country by ending poverty by
2021, Malek said.
He said people will be more conscious about their rights if information
is spread while transparency in all sectors is also imperative for ensuring
Implementation of the Prime Minister’s 10 special initiatives has already
turned Bangladesh into a role model in upgrading life standard of the common
people, he said.
“If the 10 special initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be
implemented successfully, the life standard of common people will be more
developed,” he added.
Pointing the benefits of ‘Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar’ initiative, he said many
rural people of the country have become solvent through successful
implementation of the idea.
Terming the journalists as the chief agent of changing society, Malek said
newsmen can play significant role in taking the country forward through
putting up good and bad sides of the society.
Referring to tremendous development activities of the present
government, the information secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is
working relentlessly to build Sonar Bangla but some evil forces are trying to
deter the country’s growth in many ways.
He also called upon all, including media people, for helping the
government to curb corruption with iron hand.
She said media should work for bridging gap between people and the
Chittagong Press Club (CPC) President Kolim Sarwar presided over the
function while Director General of PIB Shah Alamgir conducted the function.
Poet and Veteran Journalist Abul Momen, President of Chittagong Union
(CUJ) of Journalists Nazim Uddin Shyamol, Additional Deputy Commissioner of
Chattogram Habibur Rahman, Vice President of Bangladesh Federal Union of
Journalists Shahidul Alam, Editor of Daily Birchattogram Monch, Sayed Omar
Faruk, General Secretary of CPC Suklal Das, former President of CUJ Mostaq
Ahmed, former President of CPC Ali Abbas, senior journalists Jahourul Alam,
Bishajit Chowdhury, CPC joint secretary Chowdhury Farid and Rotarian Dr
Mainul Islam Mahmud, among others, addressed the function.
Bureau chiefs, senior reporters and correspondents from different media
houses also took part in the discussion and assured the government of
cooperation to attain the goals.