National ICT Day on Dec 12
The government has decided to observe December 12 as the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day to make its Digital Bangladesh concept a memorable one.
“The cabinet in its weekly meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office today endorsed a proposal in this regard,” Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters after the meeting.
He said December 12 will be observed as the National ICT Day every year and it will be considered as the ‘Kha’ category day as per circular of the Cabinet Division.
The cabinet secretary said “The country has advanced much in the field of ICT…We are now at number 7th or 8th position in the world considering mobile phone usage and internet penetration,” he said.
Alam said Bangladesh has accepted the Digital Bangladesh concept officially and has been working on it. To make it memorable, he said, a proposal was made in today’s meeting in this regard.
The cabinet secretary said the Awami League formally declared the Digital Bangladesh concept in its election manifesto on December 12 in 2008. “That’s why, the government has fixed December 12 as the National ICT Day to make this day a memorable one,” he added.