IT Minister Junayed Ahmed Polok Turns 40

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There are some people who come to earth to illuminate everything around them. Their presence makes everyone happy. He binds the people around him in social or family ties. Dirt never touches them.

At a time when the image of the country's politics and politicians is at the bottom, Junayed Ahmed Polok has been doing politics with her head held high. Today is the birthday of Junayed Ahmed Polok, the brightest star of national politics, the youngest but most responsible Member of Parliament in the government and a successful ICT Minister.

Digital Bangladesh is a dream name. This dream was born in the midst of many sarcasm, sarcasm, and criticism. That dream has now come true. The concept of 'Digital Bangladesh' is a unique step to keep pace with the world. As it has been implemented, information and technological facilities are in the hands of the people today. Electricity, internet, solar, mobile have reached remote areas from the city today. He is one of the dreamers. Bangladesh has been in the back row for a long time in the world of information technology. Eleven years ago, no one thought of working on a large scale with technology to take Bangladesh forward as a whole. In 2008, Sajib Wazed Joy proposed to form 'Digital Bangladesh'. In view of this, the Awami League included the concept of 'Digital Bangladesh' in the 2008 national election manifesto. This proposal was not only a landmark decision for Bangladesh, but it was also a unique journey to keep pace with the world.

After the victory of Sajib Wazed to make Bangladesh technology-dependent, the contribution of Polok is undeniable. Polok has played a pivotal role in ensuring various civic amenities including the construction of high-tech parks in important places of the country, introduction of 4G, reduction of internet prices, duty free import of computers, excellence in freelancing, doing various office work online. Access to information has become much easier now due to technological advancement.

The victory of youth is everywhere. Junayed Ahmed Polok is representing the youth in the politics of Bangladesh. He can understand the needs and dreams of the youth. On the other hand, since Polok is their contemporary, young men and women are interested and enthusiastic in his activities.

Today is the 40th birthday of Junayed Ahmed Polok, a young successful politician from North Bengal, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology. He was born on 17 May 1980 at Telegram in Sherkol Union of Singda Upazila. His father's name is Fayez Uddin and mother's name is Jamila Ahmed. He passed SSC from Singra Damdama Pilot High School in 1995 and HSC from Rajshahi Old Degree College (now known as Rajshahi College) in 1997.

He later obtained a master's degree in political science from Dhaka College and an LLB degree from the National University and joined the legal profession in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. His wife's name is Arifa Jasmine (Konika). The couple has three children. They are Apurba Junayed, Arjan Junayed, and Anirban Junayed.

Following in the footsteps of late father Fayez Uddin, Junayed Ahmed: Polok joined politics as a member of Awami League at the age of 20. He was elected as the youngest Member of Parliament from Natore-3 (Singra) constituency at the age of 28 in the parliamentary elections held in December 2008.

He was re-elected as the Member of Parliament from the same constituency in 2014. He has also served as the State Minister for Communication Technology. He is the Member of Parliament for the Government elected on January 7, 2019, and is again serving as the Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology in the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

In March 2016, the World Economic Forum nominated Junayed Ahmed as Polok Young Global Leader 2016. The World Economic Forum publishes the names of young people under the age of 40. He was nominated in the South Asia region. He is one of the leaders of Young Bangla and CRI. In 2018, the global policy-making body Apolitical published a list of the world’s 100 most influential people in Digital government.