On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of ‘Concert for Bangladesh’, the digital book ‘The Country That Lived – Fifty Years of Freedom and the Concert for Bangladesh’ organized by Idea Project of Information and Communication Technology Department has started its journey. The book was officially inaugurated by State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday (July 31).
On the occasion, the state minister joined the digital platform and called upon all to take part in the cultural revolution in building the golden Bengal of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The state minister said, a non-communal liberal democratic Bangladesh can be built only through a cultural revolution. The long struggle at the call of Bangabandhu was not limited to gaining independence. Its goal was to achieve economic, social and political independence.
He said, Bangabandhu started well-planned economic activities to achieve economic independence. He was taking various initiatives and implementing activities to build a science and technology-based Bangladesh. He built Bangladesh on a solid foundation of information and communication technology.
‘Concert for Bangladesh’ is the voice of oppressed people not only in Bangladesh but all over the world. Junaid Ahmed Palak said that world famous artists including Pandit Ravi Shankar and George Harrison presented Bangladesh to the world in 1971 in the presence of 40,000 spectators in New York. He said that the money received from the concert was used to help the refugees of the liberation war of Bangladesh through UNICEF.
To read the digital version of ‘The Country That Lived – Fifty Years of Freedom and the Concert for Bangladesh’, visit http://www.concertforbangladesh50.net.
Idea Project’s Bangabandhu Innovation Grant (BIG) and Apex Data Mine IT (ApexDMIT) helped publish the book.