Launching of ‘MyGov’ app and seminar on ‘Positive use of social media in building digital Bangladesh’
With an aim to promote social media for good causes, a seminar titled ‘Positive Use of Social Media to Build Digital Bangladesh’ was held on January 8, 2020 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in Dhaka. The event was organized by ICT Division with the support of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Controller of Certifying Authority, Digital Security Agency and a2i.
Earlier, Honorable Prime Minister of People’s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, MP launched the ‘MyGov’ App at the same premise in the Award Giving ceremony of Digital Bangladesh Day 2019.
Launching of ‘MyGov’ app and seminar on ‘Positive use of social media in building digital Bangladesh
MyGov, a mobile based application that aspires to provide all the government services under one platform, is providing 172 government services currently while many more services are on their way to join the app. It also allows interactive communication among service providers, recipients and collaborators through the platform whenever necessary.MyGov App has incorporated other important government services such as; ‘999’, ‘ekSheba’, ‘Helpline 333’, ‘ekPay’, etc.
Brigadier General Ziaul Ahsan, BPM (BAR), PPM (BAR); and Kazi Monirul Kabir, CEO, Spider Digital Security presented papers addressing the issue from security and industrial perspective respectively. NM Ziaul Alam (PAA), Senior Secretary, ICT Division was present alongside other dignitaries at the seminar.
In the event, speakers remembered the 2008 election mandate of HPM Sheikh Hasina, MP, and said that the number of internet users during that time was 800,000 and currently the number is raising over 100 million. This huge number of users are creating various content in different social media platforms. And in some cases – they are not crosschecking the shared information, what is fueling conflicts and social disorders in the country.
In the open-discussion round, the panelists suggested that creating awareness to the grassroots level of the country is necessary to achieve the Digital Bangladesh Goal while all the related institutions could play a vital role here.
Ms. Samia Rahman, Head of Current Affairs, News24, hosted the seminar, while Monirul Islam, PPM (BAR), BPM (BAR), Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (Additional Secretary); Mozammel Babu, Managing Director, Ekattor Television; Tonmoy Ahmed, Coordinator of CRI; and Sifat Sarowar, COO of ShopUp attended the event.