A glimpse into digital lifestyle
A four-day fair, designed to showcase the latest technology, began in Dhaka yesterday, aiming to give a glimpse into digital lifestyle.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the exposition, which further fuelled enthusiasm over the fair on the first day.
From palm-sized mp3 players to wide-screen LCD (liquid crystal display) televisions -- all the latest technologies were showcased, making the fair look like a mini digital-world.
The digital lifestyle fair was crowded with high-profile visitors, including diplomats. Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) is organising the Digital Expo-2009, keeping in mind the government's vision to create a Digital Bangladesh by 2021.
A total of 54 local and foreign companies are showcasing their products in the fair, being held at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre. Computers, laptops, mobiles, televisions, cameras, printers and many other digital home appliances are on display.
At the inaugural ceremony, the prime minister promised the information and communication technology stakeholders that she would do whatever needed to achieve the 2021 goal.
"We are organising the fair to provide a know-how about the latest digital lifestyle products," said Md Shahid-Ul-Munir, convenor of the fair.
He said life has become easier with the use of technology. "The latest digital technology makes lifestyle more flexible."
The organiser is scheduled to arrange some seminars to educate people on the latest technology on the fair premises.
At the inaugural programme, AMA Muhith, finance minister, Faruk Khan, commerce minister, and Yeafesh Osman, state minister for science and ICT, were also present.
Mustafa Jabbar, president of BCS, urged the government to stress IT education so the country can truly become digital by 2021.
People cannot afford to avoid IT anymore, if a country desires to develop itself by adopting digital technology, he said. The fair will remain open to visitors from 10am to 9pm.