Internet usage gains popularity to rural people in Gaibandha
GAIBANDHA, Oct 30 (BSS)- “I did not understand the internet and could not see it earlier. Now, we go to UP chairman office and give fertilizer on the agro land by taking suggestion from the internet to get desired production”, said farmer Jalal Uddin of Mirpur Village of Sahapara Union in Sadar Upazila.
Another man Al Mansur of the village said “I have got the results of SSC and HSC examinations and other information from the internet on how to get admitted my children into a university of the country”.
Arif Hossain, a businessman of Bishnupur Village of the union, said, “I can easily know the updated market prices of all essentials from the internet side by side with knowing other need base information on different issues”.
Like Jalal, Mansur and Arif other village men of the union expressed their feelings in different ways while they were talking to this correspondent at Sahapara Union Parishad of Sadar Upazila in the district on internet very recently.
The rural men are undoubtedly being benefited by knowing their necessary information on agriculture, education, health and other important issues from such the UP offices where internet service is available, said an entrepreneur.
As a result, the usage of internet is gaining more popular to the rural people and their school and college going children day by day. In a word, it has created revolution to them and it is a good sign of building digital Bangladesh, he also said.
Mahbubur Rahman Tulu, Chairman of the UP, said a large number of people from all walks of life come to the UP office regularly for their respective works and they are being briefed about internet and its usefulness in the gap of their work.
Many of the educated youths have also opened well decorated shops at Haat, Bazaars and the corners of the roads from where the village people are also getting internet services, he also said.
Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mamunur Rashid said Union Information Service Centers (UISCs) have been opened in all the 13 union parishad offices of the upazila so that the rural people could get need base information from the internet.
Computer, laptop, printer and internet modem were also given to the UISCs to help provide the internet services to the people, he also said.
The bill boards would be set up in front of the UP offices to make the village people internet oriented, he further said.
Deputy Commissioner M. Shahidul Islam said the village people are getting information from the internet which was a dream and imaginary to them earlier.
To ensure internet related services to the rural people and to help materialize the dream of digital Bangladesh, all the 82 unions of the district have been brought under Information Technology, he also said.