Technology has some adverse side effects despite how it connected the world and made lives across the globe easier.
In the present globalized multi-centric world, she said, technologies are increasing connections among all the people, providing solutions while sometimes creating stresses and tensions about security through its abuse. Specially, militants and terrorists spread their claws to undermine humanism, according to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“We are living in a cosmopolitan and multi-centric world now. The ever-changing technology is strengthening bonds [among people] and helping resolve many problems, but it is also creating some difficulties,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the statement on Saturday while addressing the graduation ceremony of two military courses at Mirpur Cantonment in Dhaka.
The Prime Minister expressed her firm optimism that the new graduates, who would later join different positions, be able to serve the country better and goal of attaining global peace and security would be greatly enhanced.
Commandant of the National Defense College, Lieutenant General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy congratulated the graduating members and thanked the faculty members and staff officers of the college for their dedicated efforts in conducting the courses successfully.
This year a total of 75 local and foreign officials from Army, Navy, Air Force, civil administration, police, foreign services completed the National Defence Course while 37 officials from Army, Navy and Air Force completed the Armed Forces War Course.
Ministers, Advisers to the Prime Minister, MPs, high commissioners and ambassadors of different countries in Bangladesh, chiefs of the three Services, spouses of the graduates and high civil and military officials attended the graduation ceremony.
The Prime Minister also distributed certificates among the participants of the National Defence Course and Armed Forces War Course 2015.
Congratulating the new graduates the Prime Minister hoped that the NDC course would make the graduates more capable to face any adverse situation.
She also highlighted the importance of the need to make the defense forces more technology-efficient to tackle militancy and terrorism.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the National Defense College, dedicated to train the operational and strategic local and foreign leaders of militaries to civil services officers and the policy makers on democratic and constitutional imperatives, is contributing to the promotion of a culture of accountability and transparency.
The officials have been carrying out high responsibilities in their respective services, she said.
Sheikh Hasina said during the course, the officials learned different aspects of a state, including socio-political culture, economy, international relations and national security alongside studying problems of governance and different solutions to these problems.
She said before 1996, there was no institution for the higher training of senior and mid-ranking officers of Armed Forces in Bangladesh.