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Power & Energy - July 2, 2021

Palak urges new generation to defeat anti-liberation forces

Staff Correspondent: State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday urged the new generation to defeat the anti-liberation forces who are out to destroy achievements earned through the Liberation War.
“The anti-liberation forces are spreading false and fabricated information using the cyber space to obliterate achievements earned through our great Liberation War,” he said while addressing virtually the concluding and prize giving ceremony of Armar Mujib campaign organized by LICT Project to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Terming the young generation as digital warriors the state minister urged them to fight back against evil forces who opposed Liberation War in 1971.
The popular online platform `Durbar’ of LICT Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under ICT Division launched the Amar Mujib campaign to rekindle ideology of Bangabandhu and awaken patriotism among the young generation. The jurists nominated 15 participants as winners from 814 who participated in Our Mujib essay competition and 341 in letter-writing to Mujib.
Of the 15 winners, 9 are selected for essay and 6 are for letter writing competition.
The winners in letter writing to Mujib are: Faiza Tabassum Nusrat (1st and champion) of Ashugonj Model Academy of Brahamanbaria and Nawsin Azad (2nd and runner up) of Vikarunnessa Noon School and College in class one to class three category, Lamina Marzan (1st and champion ) of Shathibari Government Primary School and Nihal Ahmad of Sylhet Government Pilot High School and Medha Sarker of Motijheel Government Model School (2nd and jointly runner up) in class four to class five, Ronit Adhilari (1st and Champion) of Jhalakathi Government High School and Safwan Azmoin (2nd and runner up) of Birsretha Nur Mohammad Public College in class six and eight category, Nandi Majumder (1st and Champion) of Government Kotalipara Union Institution of Gopalgonj and Md. Muntazim Rahman Saimon (2nd and runner up) of Rajuk Uttara Model College of Dhaka in class nine and class ten category.
In Amar Mujib essay competition the winners are: Tasmim Tisha (1st and champion) of Barishal Government Women College and Ikra Alam Reza and Athoi Das (jointly 2nd and runner up) of Vikarunnessa Noon School and College in class eleven and Twelve category and Md.
Sagor Hossain (1st and champion) of Jagannath University and Al Mamun of Dhaka College and Abdul Qayum of Dhaka University (jointly 2nd and runner up) in honors first year to final year category.
Of the total 15 winners, 8 are girl students. The participants outside Dhaka comparatively have done better.
Congratulating the winners the State Minister called for following the life, works and ideology of Bangabandhu to build themselves as worthy citizens of the country.
The lesson of becoming an ideal man could be found in the qualities of Bangabandhu like humanity, protest and struggle against injustice, exploitation and disparity, courage, visionary, morality, he added.
“If anyone read the three books written by Bangabandhu-Unfinished Memoirs’, Prison Diaries’ andAmar Dekha Nayachin’ he or she will get lesson of values and morality,” Palak said, urging the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education to take necessary steps to include the Mujib Graphic Novels’ in the primary school curriculum. Chaired by Executive Director of BCC Parthapratim Deb, the function was addressed, among others, by Senior Secretary of ICT Division N M Zeaul Alam, Managing Director of Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority Dr. Bikarno Kumar Ghose, IT-ITES Policy Adviser of LICT Project Sami Ahmed, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir, BACCO Secretary General Tawhid Hossain, E-CAB President Shomi Kaiser, Founder of Young Muslim Uddin Bappy, Founder of Inspiring Bangladesh Imran Fahad, President of WE Forum Nashima Akhter Nisha. Hasan Benaul Islam moderated the function. N M Zeaul Alam asked the authorities concerned to take more innovative programes using theDurbar’ which has become a popular platform to the young generation.
BASIS Student Forum, BACCO, Bangladesh Innovation Forum, WE Forum, Amrai Digital Bangladesh, Inspiring Bangladesh, YOUNG and E-Cab were the partners in the Amar Mujib Campaign that split into four parts. The first one was quiz completion on 100 questions about life and works of Bangabandhu, the second one was letter to Bangbandhu, the third one essay competition about Our Mujib. The part fourthDrawing Mujib’s Picture’ could not be organized due to corona situation.

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