National Info Tech Debate fest kicks off
03 November 2015, Nirapad News: The two-month-long National Information Technology Debate Festival has kicked off Thursday at National Press Club in city.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the festival around 10:00am.
A press briefing also took place here regarding the issue.
In this program, the state minister said that 70 percent youths of this country comes up with new ideas. Participation of the youths is needed in making of the country’s policy.
He said, ‘All the subjects of debate will be about technology. The sprouted fresh idea from the young debaters shall be presented to the Prime Minister after research and scrutiny’.
In the briefing, Palak said that the competition will be arranged on region-base after dividing the country into 16 regions.
More than 400 debaters from 130 universities will participate in the competition, he added.
The state minister went on saying, ‘Duration of this festival and competition will be nearly two months. There will be more than 5,000 youths to be engaged and participate in this grand event’.
Slogan of the festival has been chosen as “Information-Logic-Technology”.
Bangladesh Debate Federation and CampustoCareer24.com will arrange the program in cooperation with Ekattor TV, Oxfam and eight other organizations.
The national champion of this competition will be the winner of three MacBooks.
Every participant will receive a pen-drive and the autobiography of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as gifts.
The runner-up team will receive 3 iPhones as prize.
Member of parliamentary standing committee on youth and sports affairs ministry Nahim Razzak also addressed the program with information and communication technology secretary Shyam Sundar Sikdar in the chair.
Secretary of Campus-to-Career Anjali Sarkar and Bangladesh Debate Federation president Sanjib Saha placed the outline of the debating competition at the briefing.