আজকের উপলব্ধিতে নাগরিক ঐক্য [২৬.০৩.১৫]

 

আজ ২৬ মার্চ। মহান স্বাধীনতা দিবস।

দেশের ১৬ কোটি মানুষের প্রত্যেকের জন্য স্বাধীনতা দিবসের শুভেচ্ছা!

 

নাগরিক ঐক্য #Nagorik

“পৃথিবীতে একজন শিশুকে গড়ে তোলার যতগুলো উপায় আছে তার মধ্যে সবচেয়ে সহজ আর সবচেয়ে চমকপ্রদ উপায় হচ্ছে বইপড়া।

… আমার স্ত্রী একটু পরেই আবিষ্কার করল সে একটা অক্ষরও চেনে না, কোনটা কোন অক্ষর জানে না, কিন্ত‍ু সবকিছু পড়তে পারে। আমি নিজের চোখে না দেখলে এটা বিশ্বাস করতাম না যে একজন মানুষ কোনো অক্ষর না জেনে পুরোপুরি পড়ে ফেলতে পারে। অনেক পরে সে যখন স্কুলে গিয়েছে তখন সে এ বি সি ডি শিখেছে!”

 

Explanation:

একটা শিশু যখন ভাষা শেখে তখন “যা দেখছে” আর “যা শুনছে” – দুটোর মাঝে Association তৈরি হয়ঃ

শিশু একটা গোলাকার বল “দেখে” আর একইসাথে “শোনে” ব–ল।

সে শেখে, গোল দেখতে জিনিসটাকে বলে “ব–ল”।

এখানে যে শিশুটির কথা বলা হচ্ছে সে শব্দ “দেখে” Ball বা “BALL” আর “শোনে” ব–ল। এই দুটো থেকে শেখে – “BALL” “দেখলে” এটাকে “উচ্চারণ” করতে হয় “ব–ল”।

এভাবে সরাসরি “শব্দ” দেখে উচ্চারণ করতে শিখতে বাংলা’র চাইতে English সহজ – কার, ফলা, যুক্তবর্ণ, অক্ষরের আকার – এসব জটিলতা নেই।

আবার শিশুটি শিখতে গিয়ে generalize কেমন করেছে – তাও study করার বিষয়। সে কি Capital letter, Small letter generalize করতে পারে?

তাকে যেসব বই পড়ে শোনানো হত – সেখানে Ball,  BALL, ball – তিনভাবেই কি বল লেখা দেখেছে? শিশুটি কিন্তু এক একটা শব্দ একসাথে শিখেছে – অক্ষর না; আমরা যেভাবে গোলাকার দেখতে জিনিসকে “বল” বলি শিশুটি “BALL”‘র মত দেখতে জিনিসকে “বল” বলে। তাই, “BALL” পড়তে পারলেও, হয়ত সে “ball” কে ঠিকভাবে পড়তে নাও পারে – যদি বই-তে “ball” না “দেখে” থাকে।

#CognitiveScience

 

Chittagong City Corporation : Manufacturing in Bangladesh

চট্ট্রগ্রাম এবং চট্ট্রগ্রামের আশপাশের জেলাগুলোতে Manufacturing Clusters গড়ে তোলার উদ্যোগ নেওয়া হবে। Chittagong Port’র অবস্থানের কারণে পণ্য আমদানি-রপ্তানি খরচ কম পড়বে।

China’য় Manufacturing খরচ বেড়ে যাওয়ায় Investors-রা পরবর্তী destination হিসেবে South-East Asia-র দেশগুলোর দিকে যাচ্ছেন। আমি বাংলাদেশকে Manufacturing’র জন্য সবচেয়ে উপযোগী দেশ হিসেবে গড়ে তুলবো।

বাংলাদেশে Digital Manufacturing সহ সব cutting-edge Technology বিকাশের পথ করে দেবো।  #DigitalManufacturing

 

Technologies that comprise “Digital Manufacturing”

  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Sensors & Big Data
  • Industrial Internet
  • Enterprise Physical Computing

 

Manufacturing Industry কে Support করার জন্য চট্ট্রগ্রামে “Light Engineering” Sector Development-এ কর্মপরিকল্পনা হাতে নেওয়া হবে।

 

Chittagong City Corporation

“চট্টগ্রাম চেম্বারের সভাপতি মাহবুবুল আলমের সঙ্গে মতবিনিময় সভায় এ উদ্যোক্তাদের এ আগ্রহের কথা জানান তাইওয়ান বাণিজ্যকেন্দ্রের পরিচালক উডি ওয়াং।”

Beautiful Bangladesh – রূপসী বাংলাদেশ

 

মাদকমুক্ত বাংলাদেশ  #StopDrugTrafficking  #Nagorik

 

নাগরিক ঐক্য #Nagorik : গণজাগরণ মঞ্চ

আলোকচিত্রে গণজাগরণ মঞ্চের স্বাধীনতা দিবস ‘১৫ উদযাপন

 

Bangladesh Cricket Team

Cricket-এ Digital Sports Technology এবং Biomechanical Science-র প্রয়োগ আমি বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট টীম দিয়ে-ই শুরু করবো।

ক্রিকেটে Engineering & Sciences-এর প্রয়োগে বিশ্বে নতুন দিক উন্মোচিত হবে। আর (Technology-র) Testing Phase-এ মাশরাফি, মুশফিক, তাসকিন, সাব্বিরদের Feedback তাতে আলাদা মাত্রা যোগ করবে!

#SportsScience & #DigitalSports

 

 

 

Bangladesh Soccer Team

বাংলাদেশ ফুটবল টীমের জন্যও Digital Sports প্রযুক্তি এবং Biomechanical Science নিয়ে আসছি!

আপাতত Fitness বাড়ানোর দিকে জোর দিতে হবে। ৯০ মিনিট পুরো সময় প্রতিপক্ষের সাথে সমান তালে খেলতে হবে।

 

 

International Relations

Bangladesh – Taiwan Relation

 

Women Empowerment

লরেন পাওয়েল জবস

লরেন পাওয়েল জবস

“অ্যাপলের সহপ্রতিষ্ঠাতা প্রয়াত স্টিভ জবসের স্ত্রী তিনি। প্রযুক্তি খাতের শীর্ষ ১৫ ধনীর তালিকায় আছে লরেন পাওয়েল জবস।

নিজের প্রতিষ্ঠিত ‘এমারসন কালেক্টিভ’ নামের প্রতিষ্ঠানের সাহায্যে শিক্ষা, সামাজিক বিচারব্যবস্থা, পরিবেশ ইত্যাদি নিয়েও কাজ করছেন তিনি।

ক্যালিফোর্নিয়ায় প্রাকৃতিক খাবার বিক্রির প্রতিষ্ঠান ‘তেরাভেরা’র সহপ্রতিষ্ঠাতা তিনি। এ ছাড়া শিক্ষার্থীদের অনলাইন টুলস তৈরি প্রতিষ্ঠান অ্যাচিভার পরিচালনা পর্ষদের সদস্য হিসেবেও কাজ করছেন পাওয়েল।

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে প্রভাবশালী দ্য কাউন্সিল অব ফরেন রিলেশনসের চেয়ারম্যান হিসেবেও গত বছর দায়িত্ব পালন করা পাওয়েল কাজেরও একাধিক স্বীকৃতি পেয়েছেন।”

 

“নিজের বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের পাশাপাশি গুগল ডেভেলপার্স গ্রুপের (জিডিজি) মাধ্যমে তিনি নারীদের উদ্বুদ্ধ করে যাচ্ছেন।

দেশব্যাপী বিভিন্ন বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে বছরব্যাপী নানা আয়োজনে মেয়েদের প্রোগ্রামিংয়ে আগ্রহী করতে চান ফারাহ। মনে করেন, প্রোগ্রামিং প্রতিযোগিতায় ওপরের দিকে মেয়েদের থাকাটাও জরুরি। কিংবা হতে পারে মোবাইল অ্যাপ তৈরি বা অন্য কিছু।’

Around Asia Pacific & Oceania [01.12.15]

Ensuring Security in the Asia Pacific Region

#TowardsWorldPeace

We are on the cusp of a huge breakthrough towards Regional Peace & Security in the Asia Pacific Region.

South Korea – North Korea Relations

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“South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday proposed a symbolic reunion of families separated by war next month as she sought a breakthrough in relations with North Korea.

Ms. Park also said she would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “without preconditions,” though she added that the Pyongyang regime must attend with “an open mind.”

She said civilian humanitarian aid and exchanges, such as family reunions, could be a starting point for an inter-Korean rapprochement and urged Pyongyang to respond to her offer.

.. 1950-53 Korean War. Official data say about 70,000 South Koreans, mostly in their 80s or older, are waiting their turn to be briefly reunited with relatives living across the border in the north.

Ms. Park added that she aims to improve ties with China, Japan and Russia while maintaining Seoul’s alliance with Washington, its main military ally, to achieve denuclearization of North Korea.”

Earlier

Around Asia Pacific & Oceania [01.04.15]

Ensuring Security in the Asia Pacific Region

#TowardsWorldPeace

North Korea

“North Korean leader offers olive branch in New Year address devoid of threats or bombast

North Korea’s leader sent a rare conciliatory signal on Thursday, offering “highest-level talks” with his counterparts in the South.

Kim Jong-un delivered a televised New Year message notably devoid of threats and bombast.

In the past, North Korea has promised variously to turn Seoul into a “sea of fire”, destroy its neighbour with “merciless strikes” and launch nuclear weapons at America. Last month, North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a “monkey” and threatened to attack the White House, the Pentagon and the entire “cesspool of terrorism” known as the “US mainland”.

But Mr Kim, who tested a nuclear weapon in 2013, dropped the rhetoric and proffered an olive branch during his latest public appearance. He promised to “make every effort to advance dialogue and negotiations”, adding that the “tragic” division of the Korean peninsula should be healed.”

 

Youtube Video: Kim Jong Un open to talks with South Korea

Around Asia Pacific & Oceania [01.03.15]

Ensuring Security in the Asia Pacific Region

North Korea

“The Obama administration renewed a U.S. campaign of financial pressure against North Korea, imposing sanctions against the country’s lucrative arms industry.

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday widening his authority to impose sanctions.”

 

Japan & South Korea

Japan’s vice foreign minister, Akitaka Saiki, left, and the South Korean diplomat Cho Tae-yong, in Seoul. The two nations agreed to share military information about North Korea.
Japan’s vice foreign minister, Akitaka Saiki, left, and the South Korean diplomat Cho Tae-yong, in Seoul. The two nations agreed to share military information about North Korea.

Japan and South Korea on Monday pledged for the first time to share military intelligence about North Korean weapons programs, in a three-way pact with the United States that Washington hopes will improve cooperation between its mutually estranged Asian allies.

Under the pact, the sharing of classified information will be limited to North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. In addition, Japan and South Korea will share that intelligence not directly, but via the United States.”

Agendas For The World

Agendas For The World

Latin America & Caribbean

  • Drug & Arms Control. #StopDrugTrafficking
    • Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Caribbean Region (Trafficking).
  • Market Reform. Opening up Markets.
    • Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela.
  • Stable Democracies. Peace with Rebel Groups.
    • Colombia: Government – FARC Peace Deal.

Asia Pacific & Oceania

  • Ensuring Security.
  • Denuclearization of North Korea. Rebuilding North Korea.
  • Establishment of Democracy in Hong Kong.
  • Proper Democracy in Taiwan.
  • Establishment of Rights of Religious and Ethnic Minorities #MinorityRights [China: Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Christians, Uyghur Muslims]
  • Assisting China & President Xi Jinping to deal with the Challenges China faces today:
    • Dealing with a Middle Class (in the Urban region) that is ever more demanding.
    • Rural Region: Transition from Socialist (collective ownership) to Market-Driven Economy.
    • Challenges of Economic Reforms: gradual opening of Markets (that President Xi Jinping & The Communist Party has in agenda).
    • Challenges of opening up Media. Promotion of Freedom & Liberty & Free Speech.

EU Region & Eastern Europe

  • Establishment of Peace & Security in Ukraine, Followed by Rebuilding Ukraine #LetsBuildStrongerUkraine
  • Italy – #StopOrganizedCrime . Disrupting all of the Organized Crime, Mafia Groups operating in Italy and their counterparts operating in US and Latin America (‘Ndrangheta, Sicilian Mafia, other Organized Crime Groups.)  #StopDrugTrafficking
  • Security in Eastern Europe: Moldova, Georgia, Lithunia, Latvia, Ukraine.
  • Integration of Eastern European Nations into European Union (EU) and Euro.
  • Integration of Russia into European Union (EU).

South Asia & South East Asia

  • Drug & Arms Control.
  • Human Trafficking Control.
  • Gold Smuggling Control. Money Laundering Control.
  • Establishment of Rights of Religious and Ethnic Minorities. #MinorityRights
    • Bangladesh, India, Burma, China (Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Christians, Uyghur Muslims)
  • Changing the Hearts & Minds of Extremists.
  • Anti-Corruption Initiatives.  #SayNoToCorruption

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Electricity. Gas.
  • Poverty Reduction.
  • Better Healthcare.
  • Promotion of Education.  #EmpoweringPeople
  • Agricultural Development: Agricultural Technologies, Flow of Information, Biotechnology.
  • Anti-Corruption Initiatives.  #SayNoToCorruption
  • Peace & Security in Somalia, Central African Republic & South Sudan.

Middle East, Central Asia & North Africa

  • Peace & Security in the region.
  • Changing the Hearts & Minds of Extremists.
  • Stable Governments.
  • Rebuilding of war-torn Syria, Iraq & Libya.
  • Establishment of Democracy in Oman.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal (Complete Deal – July 2015 – Hopefully).
  • Palestine as an Independent Nation.

Two of my significant contributions to the Middle East & North Africa Region:

  • [1]

Driving away Saudi Arabia (and its allies) from supporting certain groups of Extremists (e.g., certain groups of Sunni extremists like groups of Al-Qaeda). And driving away Iran (and its allies) from supporting certain groups of Extremists (groups of Shiite extremists like Hezbollah)

President Mahmoud Abbas

President Mahmoud Abbas with Hamas Leaders

 

– [12.28.14]

Latest From Taiwan & Hong Kong [12.08.14]

Hong Kong

“Student Leaders Say Decision Follows Discussions With Fellow Pro-Democracy Protesters 

“No retreat at this stage is our decision now,” said Yvonne Leung, a 21-year-old spokeswoman for the Hong Kong Federation of Students, a group of university students.”

 

Latest From Taiwan & Hong Kong [12.07.14]

Taiwan & Hong Kong: China Losing Hearts & Minds. In Taiwan, DPP plans to deliver what Citizens want.

“Dissatisfaction with China in Hong Kong and Taiwan shows up on the streets and at the polls. The causes are strikingly similar

THE Communist Party’s strategy for bringing the self-governing people of Taiwan into its fold has long been tricky seduction. Ply them with money and favors (and tourists from the mainland) if they play along, and with threats of cutting them off if they don’t. Let them see how happy and prosperous the people of nearby Hong Kong are under Chinese rule.
That strategy is faltering. China is not winning hearts and minds in either Taiwan or Hong Kong.

On December 1st Joshua Wong, an 18-year-old from the student group Scholarism, turned to a new tactic: a hunger strike.  

Anti-mainland sentiments still run high. A poll in October by Chinese University of Hong Kong found just 8.9% of respondents identifying themselves solely as “Chinese”, the lowest figure recorded in the survey—and way down on 32.1% in 1997, the year of Hong Kong’s handover. Nearly two-thirds identified themselves as a combination of Hong Konger and Chinese, but another 26.8% said they were just Hong Kongers, the highest share since 1998.

Polling tells a similar story in Taiwan. In a survey in June by National Chengchi University, 60.4% of respondents said they identified as Taiwanese, a record high and up from less than 50% when Mr Ma was first elected in 2008. Only 32.7% identified themselves as “both Taiwanese and Chinese”, a new low.

Yet many grievances of young people in both places are strikingly similar. They are unhappy with growing inequality of wealth and are wary of integration with the mainland. Well-connected mainlanders are increasingly seen as interloping competitors for jobs.  

in both Hong Kong and Taiwan there is a sense that the economic embrace of the mainland has enriched only the elite—the tycoons who are seen to be controlling Hong Kong and rich Taiwanese entrepreneurs who back eventual unification.

it would help if citizens in both places got more of what they wanted. In Taiwan the DPP plans to deliver just that, with such things as virtually free health care for the elderly, welfare for the underprivileged and lots of social housing.”

Joshua Wong

“Joshua Wong, the 18-year-old who has become the face of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy student protest movement, ended a hunger strike on Saturday, saying his doctor had advised him to do so as his health deteriorated.

Mr. Wong, a prominent leader of the protests that began here more than two months ago, started the hunger strike on Monday in an attempt to pressure the local government into negotiations.”

Around Asia Pacific & Oceania [11.30.14]

Taiwan

“A doctor running as an independent won the mayor’s race in Taipei, the capital, on Saturday, as Taiwan’s governing party suffered heavy losses in local elections. In response to the defeats dealt to the party, which favors closer ties with China, the prime minister resigned.

The election results, including a victory by the opposition Democratic Progressive Party in the central city of Taichung, signal that Taiwan’s governing Chinese Nationalist Party, known as the Kuomintang or K.M.T., will be hard-pressed to retain the presidency in the 2016 election.

In the race for the Taipei mayor’s seat, Ko Wen-je, a blunt-talking political novice, trounced Sean Lien, the scion of a prominent Kuomintang family. Mr. Ko took 57.1 percent of the vote to Mr. Lien’s 40.8 percent,

The wide losses prompted Prime Minister Jiang Yi-huah, who leads the executive branch of government under Mr. Ma, to step down. He acknowledged that the results were a display of public dissatisfaction.

The Kuomintang previously held 15 of Taiwan’s 22 cities and counties, but that ratio was roughly reversed Saturday. The Kuomintang won just six seats, while the Democratic Progressive Party declared victory in 13, including four of Taiwan’s six special municipalities, which make up most of the country’s largest cities.

Earlier

Hong Kong

Police officers threw a pro-democracy protester to the ground    outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sunday.

“Protesters and the police clashed in the political heart of Hong Kong on Sunday night, when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators surged around the city leader’s office, seeking to blockade it and other government offices, and officers used pepper spray to repel them. The confrontation ended weeks of relative calm at the protesters’ main street camp.

The two student groups at the forefront of the protests had urged supporters to congregate on Sunday in Admiralty

Hong Kong Federation of Students

Scholarism, the political movement of high school and university students

Tibet

Freedom, democracy, justice, these are American principles.

climate change … I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.

marijuanaThese kinds of substances are generally considered poison, very bad. But for particular illnesses, this is sometimes deliberately used. So that’s up to the doctor, or up to scientists. The ability to judge reality is something very unique. So if that [our brain] is damaged, that’s awful. So alcohol and drugs are very bad.

 

[A Few Words:

 

The most important endowment we humans are blessed with is our “Consciousness”.“Controlling Consciousness” is the key to health, wealth and most importantly, happiness and satisfaction.

 

So anything that hampers our ability of “Controlling consciousness” is bad (for example, drinking alcohol damages our ability of judgement).

 

And anything that aids us in “Controlling Consciousness” (for example, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, deep breathing, etc.) is good and highly recommended.]

 

Tibetan protester who is on the verge of sacrificing himself through self-immolation

India-China … Genuine good relations based on mutual trust [could] really make a significant contribution to economic development, as well as to education and spirituality.

President Xi Jinping … He is courageously tackling corruption, quite effectively. Fearlessly. [But] real development must take place in rural areas. It is not a solution to build new, big cities. [Also] 1.3 billion Chinese people have every right to know reality … Censorship is an unrealistic method that actually develops distrust and suspicion. The Chinese judicial system must be lifted up to the international standard of judiciary systems. Then these 1 billion poor people can have some kind of protection.” 

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Chinese Christians

  • (November 1, 2014)
      

    “The rapid spread of Christianity is forcing an official rethink on religion

     

    Christians in China have long suffered persecution. Under Mao Zedong, freedom of belief was enshrined in the new Communist constitution (largely to accommodate Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists in the west of the country). Yet perhaps as many as half a million Christians were harried to death, and tens of thousands more were sent to labour camps.

     

    In 2010 the Pew Research Center, an American polling organization, estimated there were 58m Protestants and 9m Catholics. Many experts, foreign and Chinese, now accept that there are probably more Christians than there are members of the 87m-strong Communist Party.
    the Christian church in China has grown by an average of 10% a year since 1980.

     

    many Chinese are attracted to Christianity because, now that belief in Marxism is declining, it offers a complete moral system with a transcendental source. People find such certainties appealing, she adds, in an age of convulsive change.
    Some Chinese also discern in Christianity the roots of Western strength. They see it as the force behind the development of social justice, civil society and rule of law, all things they hope to see in China.

     

    There is even talk that the party, the world’s largest explicitly atheist organization, might follow its sister parties in Vietnam and Cuba and allow members to embrace a dogma other than—even higher than—that of Marx.

     

    Any shift in official thinking on religion could have big ramifications for the way China handles a host of domestic challenges, from separatist unrest among Tibetan Buddhists and Muslim Uighurs in the country’s west to the growth of NGOs and “civil society”—grassroots organizations, often with a religious coloring”

     

    Chinese Uyghur Muslims

    A Uighur woman at a market last summer in Urumqi, the capital of the restive Xinjiang region. The Chinese government has chartered trains to resettle Uighurs.

    “Though neither he nor the state media reports mentioned it, the county’s policy of exporting Uighur labor set the stage for a factory brawl that led to deadly rioting in Urumqi in 2009, in which at least 200 people were killed.”