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'Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2020' inaugurated

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BSS, Dhaka :
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division has launched an event titled "Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2020 (BIG)", marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.  As a part of celebrating the 'Mujib Barsho', the birth centenary of Bangabandhu, through various programme, Bangladesh Computer Council's (BCC's) iDEA project under the ICT Division has taken the event.  State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Wednesday inaugurated the 'BIG' event as the chief guest following a press conference at the BCC auditorium of ICT Tower in the city's Agargaon area, maintaining social distancing and health guidelines, said a press release.  Senior Secretary of the ICT Division NM Zeaul Alam, Executive Director of the BCC Parthapratim Deb and Project Director (Additional Secretary) of the iDEA Project Syed Mojibul Huq attended the programme, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that Bangabandhu with his foresight had thought ahead of time and taken different big initiatives to solve problems.
Noting that work was started on the "Bangabandhu Innovation Grant" to commemorate the Mujib Barsho, he said, "Bangabandhu's lifestyle, struggling life and political philosophy are inspiring and exemplary models for us and the next generation".
If the youths could be encouraged and inspired being imbued with Bangabandhu's lifestyle and political philosophy, they will never be defeated in the struggle for life, the state minister said. 

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