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In defence of building mind

Published : Friday, 15 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 110

Dear Sir

As Bangladesh moves ahead and the world looks upon us with incredulity and as we move up the ladder of development, we need to build not only the roads and bridges on the land, we also need to develop the "infrastructure of the mind". Just as we need the most modern infrastructure for a fast-growing economy so also we need a robust "infrastructure of the mind" to build an advanced knowledge-based society whose fundamental features consists of the ability to differ on the basis of knowledge and think critically on the basis of reason. Independent journalism becomes a part of this process by being the platform of that crucial public debate that can only take place where freedom of thought and expression is an inalienable right, not in theory, but in practice.

Motin Ahmed
Dhanmondi



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