Media enormously flourish under incumbent govt: Farhad
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain today the media has flourished more under the incumbent government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina than at any time in the past.
"The media has developed more during the current government than any previous government as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has created such friendly atmosphere for media personnel," he said.
The state minister said these while addressing a workshop titled 'Role of Media in Good Governance at the auditorium of BCS Administration Academy in the city's Shahbagh area as the chief guest.
He went on saying that one can become a good person as well as a good journalist if he or she is firm with the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the spirit of Liberation War.
He also said that positive competition in journalism enriches the media and also strengthens democracy of the coutry apart from good governance.
He also urged all journalists to discharge their duties imbued with the spirit of Liberation War and patriotism.
Farhad underscored the need for concerted efforts of all to build 'Sonar Bangla' as dreamt by Bangabandhu by 2041.
Chairman of the board of directors of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University (DU) Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Secretary to the Public Administration Ministry Mohammad Mesbah Uddin Chowdhury and Editor-in-Chief of Ekattor Television and President of Editors Guild, Bangladesh Mozammel Babu also spoke on the occasion as panel discussants.
Later, the state minister handed over certificates to the journalists who participated in the workshop.