Govt sets up Sheikh Kamal IT center to make youth skilled on IT: Palak

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said that the government is establishing Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Center across the country to build the youths as skilled workforce on information technology.

“Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Center is being established to make the young generation as skilled on information technology so that they can deal with the demand of time,” he said.

The state minister said this while speaking at a function as the chief guest at Shilpakala Academy on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Center at Anandpur of Habiganj Sadar Upazila, said a press release.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali was present at the function as the special guest with Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) Managing Director GSM Jafarullah in the chair.

Noting that a new horizon of employment has been opened for the meritorious young generation, Palak said taking training from the IT training and incubation centers, the youths could create self-employment by becoming freelancers through outsourcing, e-commerce entrepreneurs and mobile app developers.

He also said that the curriculum of the center will be changed every year so that they can develop their skills in accordance with the demand of the time.

A seven-story building will be constructed on eight acres of land at a cost Taka 80 crore for the Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Center at Anandpur here.

Local lawmaker Md Abu Zahir and Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Center Project Director Md Atiqul Islam spoke at the function, among others.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha

Sufism plays role in developing Islamic thoughts and culture: Dipu Moni

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni today said Sufism has been playing profound impacts in developing of Islamic thoughts and cultures and is continuously playing role as a source of inspiration for people all over the world.

“Sufism is a mystical tradition of Islam that makes a path to self-realization. The purpose of human existence is to create a world of harmony that can be achieved through empathy and understanding,” said Dr Dipu Moni.

The minister was addressing the opening ceremony of the 4th International Conference on Sufism titled “Sociology of Sufism, Full-Humanity and Divine Quest for Social Harmony” at Dhaka University’s Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate auditorium on DU campus.

DU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman gave the welcome remarks in the programme while Calcutta University history department professor Dr Amit Dey presented the keynote speech.

“Sufism has a long and rich history in the context of Bangladesh. It has played an important role in the culture and society of the country and has remained as a source of inspiration for thinkers and writers,” said Dr Akhtaruzzaman.

The two-day long conference was organized by Darul Irfan Research Institute (DIRI) in collaboration with Dhaka University’s Department of World Religions and Culture.

Chattogram BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology Prof. Dr. Mohammed Obaidul Karim, Sajjadanshin of Gauchia Ahmadiyya Manjil and founder of Hazrat Maulana Shah Sufi Syed Emdadul Haque Maizbhandari addressed as special guests.

DU Arts faculty dean Dr Abdul Bashir, Dhaka University’s WRC department Chairman and ICSSPHDQSH 2023 convener Professor Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Alam and Darul Irfan Research Institute (Diri) Managing Trustee Syed Irfanul Haque also addressed on the occasion.

A total of 102 research articles by researchers of 66 universities from 16 countries including – Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Brazil, Sweden, Algeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States are being presented in the conference.

Besides, a photo exhibition on Sufism was also arranged on the premises of Senate building.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha

SSC exams-2024 to begin in February, HSC exams in June

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will begin in second week of February in next year under full syllabus.

Besides, the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations will begin in June, 2024 under short syllabus, according to a letter signed by Tapan Kumar Sarkar, chairman of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha

School Education Bill will be tabled before PM Dahal’s foreign visit: Minister Rai

Kathmandu, Sept 5: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Ashok Kumar Rai, has said that the bill related to school education would be tabled in the Federal Parliament before foreign visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.

Minister Rai informed this to the team of Nepal Teachers’ Federation that had reached the office of the Education Ministry at Singha Durbar today to draw the attention of the government to bring the bill soon addressing their demands.

A team led by Chairperson of the Federation, Kamala Tuladhar, drew the attention of Minister Rai in this regard, said Chairperson of Nepal School Staffs Council, Ganga Ram Tiwari. Although, the cabinet had passed the bill one month ago, it is at the cabinet again for reconsideration due to protest of stakeholders.

A taskforce under leadership of Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Purna Bahdur Khadka, has been formed to address the issues of stakeholders to be incorporated in the bill.

Prime Minister Dahal is leaving for the US in the second week of September to participate in the 78th UNGA.

Source: National News Agency-Nepal

School Handball finals to be held tomorrow

Both the boys’ and girls’ sections finals of the Polar Ice Cream 28th National School Handball (Boys’ & Girls’) tournament will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium in the city.

On the day, Saint Gregory High School and College take on Sunnydale in the boy’s section final at 2 pm while Viqarunnisa Noon School and College meet Sunnydale in the girls’ section final at 3.30 pm.

Earlier, in the place-deciding matches, Narinda Govt. High School face Scholastica , Uttara a in the boys’ section match at 10 am while Shaheed Bir Uttam Lieutenant Anwar Girls’ College take on Scholastica Uttara at 11.30 am.

Bangladesh Olympic Association’s secretary general Syed Shaed Reza is expected to present on the closing ceremony as the chief guest and distribute the prizes.

Meanwhile, in the day’s boys’ section semifinals, Saint Gregory High School and College beat Narinda Govt. High School by 29-14 goals after leading the first half by 13-11 goals in the first semifinals while Sunnydale defeated Scholastica Uttara by 35-9 goals after dominating the first half by 20-5 goals in the second semis.

While in the girls’ section semifinal, Viqarunnisa Noon School and College beat Shaheed Bir Uttam Lieutenant Anwar Girls College by 27-8 goals after leading the first half by 16-5 goals while Sunnydale defeated Scholastica, Uttara by 20-3 goals after dominating the first half by 12-0 goals in the second semis.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha

RUET celebrates University Day

Rajshahi University of Engineering and

Technology (RUET) celebrated “University Day” amid joy, enthusiasm and

fanfare marking its 20th founding anniversary today.

The day’s programme began in the morning with hoisting of the national flag

followed by plantation of tree saplings on campus.

Vice-chancellor Professor Jahangir Alam opened the daylong programmes.

Marking the day, a number of teachers, students and staff brought out a

colourful rally that paraded through the campus. A discussion was also held

at the Central auditorium.

Addressing a brief meeting on the occasion, VC Prof Alam sought cooperation

from all quarters to run the university peacefully and successfully.

He said eleven new ten-storey buildings are being constructed on the campus

involving Taka 599.30 crore aimed at providing improved facilities for the

teachers, researchers, students and others concerned.

The improved facilities will contribute a lot towards advancing and

supporting the higher academic standards in both teaching and research that

will turn the university into a centre of excellence.

Former VC-in-Charge Prof Sazzad Hossain, Civil Engineering Faculty Dean Prof

Nimaul Bari, students welfare director Prof Rabiul Awal and Registrar Prof

Selim Hossain, among others, were present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha

Education Minister Rai vows construction of central library at Jamal

Kathmandu, Sept 1: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Ashok Kumar Rai, has vowed to construct a building for central library at Jamal, Kathmandu.

Addressing a programme organized on the occasion of the 16th National Library Day, 2080 here Friday, Minister Rai however said legal dispute at last hour stalled the process to begin construction of the central library building. Detailed project report was prepared and even the budget allocated to construct the building, he added.

The Minister further shared he was informed that the budget allocated for the undertaking could not be spent. Necessary works were continued to meet the criteria set by the Supreme Court order to this regard.

Moreover, Minister Rai vowed to construct the building for central library at any cost. Currently, the Nepal National Library is run in a provisional manner in Bhaktapur.

Various organizations and persons who contributed to library development were awarded and honoured at the programme.

Source: National News Agency-Nepal

28th National School Handball begins tomorrow

– The Polar Ice Cream 28th National School Handball (Boys and Girls) Tournament will begin here tomorrow (Tuesday) in the city, said a press release.

Dhaka Ice Cream Limited chief executive officer Shah Masud Imam will formally inaugurate the meet as the chief guest.

Bangladesh Handball Federation’s general secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor will preside over the opening ceremony.

Twenty four teams, split into eight groups, will compete in the boys’ section while 19 teams, divided in six groups, will take part in the girls’ section.

The week-long meet will be held at two city venues —Shaheed Captain (retd.) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium and Sheikh Russel Roller Skating Complex.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha