President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the affluent section of the society to invest in scholarly research works as it will play a significant role in boosting the country's economy.
“Our aim is to build a terrorism, hunger, poverty, superstition and illiteracy-free modern, technology-based and progressive Bangladesh. Experts, scholars and the new generation will have to come forward to achieve the goal,” he said.
He was addressing the 17th biennial council of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh in the capital's Osmani Memorial Auditorium. “Enhance the research areas of Asiatic Society. Inspire the young researchers for the overall national development.”
Hamid urged scientists, researchers, scholars and intellectuals to highlight the country's history, heritage, culture and achievements through their works.
He urged the scholars of the Asiatic Society to bring changes in their mindsets and stand beside people as they are the driving force of the national economy.
The Society President Prof Dr Amirul Islam Chowdhury and Secretary Dr Sabbir Ahmed also spoke.