Bangladesh Government’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has just crossed his 50 on July 27 and this increased public expectations about his future role in political arena as by now he played the pivotal role in setting the country’s crucial course being the beacon of ‘Digital Bangladesh’.
Joy, being a leading political figure so far, preferred a distinct course of action unlike any conventional politician, to materialize the electoral pledge of the party he belongs to and his mother Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leads to build a Digital Bangladesh.
Several analysts of country’s political history and trend said being a member of Bangladesh’s most illustrious political family, Joy’s character largely reflects the qualities of his grandfather Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who founded the country to remain as the Father of the Nation, reports BSS.
Bangabandhu Chair Professor at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and noted historian Dr Syed Anwar Hossain said Joy appeared as the guiding light in building her mother’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’ campaign.
“So by now he indebted Bangladesh with his role,” he said.
But, Hossain said, “The family heritage clearly shaped Joy’s personality and character though it entirely depends on his decision whether Joy will widen his role as a politician. He has the wisdom and vision and Bangladesh’s political landscape demands him as well.
Note that on 25 February 2009, Sajeeb Wazed officially joined the Awami League as a primary member of the Rangpur district unit of the party within days, and as an IT policy analyst, unveiled the concept paper and action plan for the government’s ambitious “Digital Bangladesh” campaign.
The aim was to develop a strong ICT industry in Bangladesh and initiate e-governance and IT education on a mass scale to materialize Bangabandhu’s dreams of a prosperous Bangladesh in the new century.