Minister for Science, Information and Communication Technology Abdul Moyeen Khan Monday invited non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) researchers and scientists living abroad to come back to their own land to 'do something' special aimed at changing the fate of common people of this country, reports BSS.
"We, of course, will conduct hardcore research which I am sure would be very effective to change the fate and lifestyle of the country's poorest people."
Abdul Moyeen Khan said this while inaugurating as the chief guest at the week-long international workshop on "Wavelets and the Theory of Quantum Finance" at a city hotel Monday.
The function was presided over by AL Chowdhury, professor of Elizabeth City University of North Carolina in USA.
The workshop was jointly organised by the Millennium University, Bangladesh Mathematical Society, Concordia University of Canada and Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics of Italy.
A total of 20 foreign researchers and more than 100 local researchers, teachers, academics and students were taking part in the workshop, the organisers said.
Speaking on the occasion, Moyeen Khan underscored the need for knowledge based initiatives saying the knowledge would never be used up through distribution but will always get expanded whereas money, how ever much one might have it, will end one day.
The Minister said that the knowledge-based activity leads to invention of new technologies and also to industrial reevaluation.
The inaugural function of the workshop was addressed among others by Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh Pietro Ballero, Professor of Canadian Concordia University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics S Twareque Ali, President of Bangladesh Mathematical Society Nurul Islam and Pro- Vice-Chancellor of the Millennium University Advocate Rokhsana Khondker