Two participants have won the opportunity to represent Bangladesh at the Telenor Youth Forum, 2018 to be held at Oslo in Norway.
Saima Mehedi Khan and Samin Alam of Dhaka University’s IBA won the scope, out of eight participants, based on their presentations on innovative ideas at the Grand Finale of Telenor Youth Forum, 2018 held at GP House in Dhaka on Sunday.
Posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar, Norwegian ambassador Sidsel Bleken, Danish ambassador Winnie Estrup Petersen, Pakistan high commissioner and Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui Bangladesh University of Professionals vice chancellor Major General Md Emdad-Ul-Bari were present at the Grand Finale.
GP organised the sixth edition of the even that was launched in July this year in Bangladesh.
Ideas of the two winners were about ‘KrishiNet’ and ‘Project Shurakhha’. This year’s theme for the grand event was ‘Bright Minds Reducing Inequalities’.
Telenor Group, in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center, offers an opportunity for young people, aged from 18 to 28, from eight countries where Telenor has operations, to step up and present impactful ideas that can alter lives at the Telenor Youth Forum every year.
Other six finalists were Tasneem Omar Ava from BRAC University, Syed Sameen Shahrear from IBA of Dhaka University, Tarek Musanna and Md Nazib Intesar from Bangladesh University of Professionals, Sabiha Saju Ibne Abedin from IBA of Jahangirnagar University and Iftekher Mahmud from Army IBA.
Along with Saima and Samin, winners from seven other countries, where Telenor is in operation, would participate at the Telenor Youth Forum global even to be held in December 9 to 11 this year during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
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