Privatization Commission Chairman Dr Mirza Jalil on Friday said the achievement of AL's vision 2021 would not be possible unless the media plays a constructive role to disseminate neutral information to doorsteps of people.
The renowned agriculturist said only effective dem-ocracy can ensure the basic rights of the common people. "Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in her polls manifesto promised to build a digital Bangladesh by 2021 and it would not possible for the government to implement it without cooperation from the all quarters of the society. The media should play a pivotal role in establishing hunger and poverty free Bangladesh," Mirza Jalil said while addressing a roundtable discussion on, "Pledge to build Digital Bangladesh: Role of Media' organized by Sonar Ban-gla Photo Service and News Media Ltd at the seminar hall of National Public Library in the city yesterday afternoon.
He alleged that the gaps between the poor and rich are widening day by day in the country. "Many people cannot have one square a meal a day in our country society. Achieving vision 2021 is not possible unless we ensure basic rights of people." Jalil said adding, "Continuation of functional democracy is the only solution to the problems of the country. The aims of independence are yet to be achieved as there was no continuation of democracy in past. The incumbent government wants cooperation from all sections of the society to achieve its goals."
Among others, organizing secretary of Krishok League, an associate body of ruling AL, MA Karim, chairman of human rights reviews society Mohammad Syeedul Haque Syeed also spoke on the occasion.
Speakers stressed the need for equal development of all regions of the country to eliminate discrimination. They said political consensus among leaders is a key to resolve the existing problems.
Addressing the function, MA Karim underscored the importance of keeping promises made by AL in its poll manifesto saying, "In our country political leaders often do not keep their promises. This government will have work for the interest of the common people as per its pledges."
Later, Mirza Jalil distributed awards among media personalities for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields.