Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed for result oriented sector-wise researches for maximum utilization of resources to ensure overall development of the country.
“We must ensure maximum use of whatever resources we have through research,” she said while handing cheques among the post-graduate students and researchers under Bangabandhu Fellowship, National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship in Dhaka on Thursday.
“It is not enough to conduct only research. But, we want to see the result of the researches for ensuring the standard of livelihoods of the people,” Hasina said.
She hoped the recipients of fellowships and donations would devote them in carrying out their research work more intensively and attentively so that they can give result of their research to the nation.
Giving special importance on researches on science and technology, Hasina said the researchers should find out the most potential sectors. She also encouraged science studies.
Minister for Science and Technology Architect Yeafesh Osman presided over the function while chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Science and Technology AFM Ruhal Haque spoke as the special guest.
Hasina said her government has attached utmost importance to education, research and scientific and technological studies to achieve the particular goals of the country’s development.
Food autarky, production of strawberry and high yielding varieties of paddy are the example of good researches, she said adding that her government was working now on ensuring nutrition.
She referred to her government’s efforts in scientific researches since her party returned to power in 1996 saying the present government introduced the fellowship project with an objective of creating qualified scientists, technologist and researchers in the country to building a science-friendly society and for development of scientific research in the country following the footsteps of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Hasina requested the academics to give more concentration to education and research works as well.
She said her government disbursed nearly 155.46 crore taka among 519 students for MS, PhD, and post-doctorial studies from 2010-2011 to 2019-2020 fiscal years under the Bangabandhu Science and Technology Fellowship Trust.
The science and technology ministry has introduced National Science and Technology Fellowship for M Phil, PhD, and post-doctorial studies among the students and researchers, she added.
From 2009-10 to 2019-20 fiscal years, the ministry has distributed 82.62crore taka among 13,225 students while Taka 19.38 crore was given to 3200 students during 2019-20 fiscal year, she informed.