Stand against terrorism, militancy: President

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PV Desk : President M Abdul Hamid today urged students to stand against terrorism and militancy aiming to build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ envisioned by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

“Ensure that terrorism and militancy have no room in Bangladesh,” the President told the newly graduates of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) at its third convocation at International Convention City Basundhara here this afternoon.

President Hamid, also the chancellor of BUBT, said the graduates must contribute to building a happy and prosperous country imbued with the spirit of patriotism, firmness of character, social responsibility and professionalism.

“Keep in mind that national progress is not possible without patriotism and sacrificial attitude and you have to come forward for the betterment of the country, which we achieved by dint of three millions martyrs,” he said.

Noting that today’s world has become more competitive in the 21st century at the time of an open market economy, the President asked all to enhance their expertise in using ICT apart from acquiring knowledge and efficiency aiming to reach Bangladesh to a new height globally.

He suggested for adjusting ICT with the business education to boost the country’s economy.

About the private sector’s investment in the country’s economic activities, the President said: “Due to the investment of private entrepreneurs, new job opportunities are being created and the demand of skill manpower in business and technology is also increasing gradually.”