PM calls for using modern technology in cooperative activities

Published: 02 Nov 2019 | Updated: 03 Nov 2019   

Online Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has pleaded for utilizing the modern information technology in cooperative management system to ensure the country’s development.


She said any developed cooperative management system is considered as a benefit-yielding mechanism.

The Prime Minister came up with the call while inaugurating the 48th National Cooperative Day and awarding the recipients of the National Cooperative Award of 2018.

Sheikh Hasina said people are now doing business even sitting in their homes at villages using the modern technology.

She said the existing cooperative and Samabaya Bank laws should be made time-befitting to give a boost to their activities.

The premier also laid emphasis on giving proper training to the people involved in cooperative activities to enable them to cope with the changing trend of the global business.

She, however, advocated for ensuring transparency and accountability of the people engaged in cooperative activities to ensure its best use for the uplift of its beneficiaries.

Department of Cooperatives under the Ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives organized the event at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on LGRD and Cooperatives Ministry Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, and its State Minister Swapan Bhattacharjeee addressed the function as the special guests.

Secretary of Rural Development and Cooperatives, Md. Kamal Uddin Talukder, Registrar and Director General of Department of Cooperatives, Md Aminul Islam and President of Bangladesh Cooperative Union, Sheikh Nadir Hossain Lipu, also spoke at the function.

A video documentary was also screened on the development of Bangladesh and cooperatives at the function.

Earlier, the premier handed over the National Cooperative Award of 2018 to 10 cooperative societies and individuals in different categories for their contributions to the sector.

Later, the premier joined a photo session with the award recipients.

She, earlier, visited different stalls set up on the BICC premises by various cooperative societies on the occasion following inauguration of e-commerce site for the trade of cooperatives goods.

This year’s theme of the National Cooperative Day is “Development through Cooperatives-the Philosophy of Bangabandhu.”
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