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Grameenphone-Prothom Alo launched Internet Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Grameenphone Ltd. in collaboration with leading Bangla daily Prothom Alo today launched ‘Grameenphone-Prothom Alo Internet Utshab,’ a campaign with an objective to spread the power of internet among the students. It was announced in a press conference today (September 24).
Under the campaign, around 100 day long events will be held across the country where students from 1,000 schools and colleges are expected to participate.
The Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology is supporting the event as the strategic endorser while Opera Mini as the browser partner.
Students participating in the program will be shown how they can explore the world through internet from their fingertips using mobile internet.
A knowledge based quiz competition will be held in each events where the participants will be allowed browse the internet to find out the answers. The winner will be declared as the “I-Genius” of the event and will participate later in National level. The “I-Genius” will be considered as the Internet Ambassador of his/her locality to help spreading about the benefit of Internet in the community.
There will be a number of audio visual presentations on the benefits of internet so that students can learn the way internet can enlighten their lives. Also, there will be interactive game sessions for the audience where they can win attractive prizes by active participation. Hands on Internet experience will be provided to interested students, teachers & parents through both mobile phone & computer.
Speaking on the occasion Prothom Alo Editor, Matiur Rahman said, “We are delighted to be a partner with Grameenphone to host this program across the nation. Prothom Alo will always be working closely to promote such initiative to empower the youth.”
In his speech Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, Additional Secretary & Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council, said, “This program will encourage our youth to apply the power of technology in their daily lives. This initiative will support our focus to spread the light of internet towards building the Digital Bangladesh.”
CCO of Grameenphone Kazi Monirul Kabir said “This Internet Festival is a unique initiative to bring the dream of Digital Bangladesh a step forward. Since students are the future of the country, this program will help them to understand the power of internet and thus will enable them to utilize this power to build the nation.”