IT Competition for Disabled Youth Students at UAP
For the first time in Bangladesh, the daylong IT competition for disabled youth students was held at the permanent campus of University of Asia Pacific (UAP) on June 04, 2016.
Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Center for Services and Information on Disability and UAP jointly organized the contest.
Mr. Junaid Ahmed Palak MP, State Minister, Information and Communication Technology Division distributed prizes among the winners as Chief Guest for the competition.
Mr. Palak said, 'The incumbent government has been associating the disables with the main stream of society. In this regard, ICT Division has taken numerous initiatives to ensure the welfare for the autistic people.
'I think this competition will create a milestone in the IT world.' He congratulated the winners as well.
Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Vice Chancellor, UAP chaired the program. Mr. Md. Harunur Rashid, Additional Secretar, ICT Division, Mr. Khandakar Zohurul Alam, Executive Director, CSID, Dr. Pran Gopal Datta, Vice Chairman, Suchona Foundation, Mr. S M Ashraful Islam, Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) were present.
Earlier, Mr. Sham Sundar Sikdar, Secretary, ICT Division inaugurated the contest. Mr. Qayum Reza Chowdhury, Chairman, Board of Trustees, UAP chaired the inaugural session while Professor M. R. Kabir, Pro Vice Chancellor, UAP and Dr. Mazharul Mannan, General Secretary, Suchona Foundation were the distinguished guests.
A total of 52 contestants have participated in four categories where each category selected first three contestants as winners. The winners have received Tk.40,000, 30,000 and 20,000 respectively. They have also received a Certificates and Crests as well.