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Huawei launches 'Seeds for Future 2020'

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Huawei Technologies Limited, Bangladesh launched its annual program titled 'Seeds for the Future 2020 in Bangladesh' to develop talent in the information technology (IT) sector.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Monday inaugurated the programme virtually as the chief guest.
Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, Dr S M Mostafa Al Mamun, Chairman, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Dhaka University (DU), Prof A.K.M. Ashikur Rahman, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Ullah, Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET); Prof. Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET); Prof. Dr. Boshir Ahmed, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET); Champion Representatives of 2018 and 2019 of the program; and other officials of Huawei also joined it.
'Seeds for the Future' is a flagship CSR program of Huawei which is designed to develop local ICT talents and thorough transfer of knowledge.
The programme mainly focuses on bridging the gap between academic and industry knowledge. Selected participants get insights into the latest developments in the global ICT industry and get the opportunity to enhance their ICT expertise and skills. The program is also a long-term CSR activity dedicated to the top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) students worldwide.
In Bangladesh this year, students from Dhaka University (DU), BUET, CUET, KUET, and RUET will be participating in the program. The students from DU, CUET, and KUET will be from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) department. In contrast, the students from BUET and RUET will be from Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).
Two best students from the final undergraduate year in the said department from each university will be chosen based on their CGPA (Cumulative Grade Points Average), spot examination and their presentation on new technology and innovative companies.

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