Dhaka, Friday 19 Jul 19: Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud urged everyone to work together in building a great future for the nation. He was speaking at 6th anniversary celebration of the English daily Dhaka Tribune in an international hotel in Dhaka on Friday evening.
Minister in his short comments as chief guest of the occasion, said, ‘Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned Bangladesh as middle income country by year 2021 and as a developed nation by 2041. We all need to work together to achieve this future.’
‘We are already on way’, he continued, ‘We became food-exporter from a food-starved nation all along the past, none is barefoot, none finds a thatched-hut anymore and electricity reached even the remotest village. So we take it on from here to become an esteemed nation.’
It is media that is an integral part of the development, and the government is at its best for welfare and expansion of media, said Dr. Hasan.
Information Minister congratulated and warmly thanked Dr. Qazi Anis Ahmed, publisher, Zafar Sobhan, editor, who spoke on the occasion, and everyone of the Dhaka Tribune. Editor of the daily’s sister concern Bangla Tribune Zulfiqer Russell joined in hosting the invitees including editors of other newspapers, diplomats and media artists.