Bangladesh Open Source Network (BDOSN) in association with Daffodil International University celebrates the “International Girls in ICT Day” on April 26, 2018 through cake cutting at 71 Milonayoton of the University.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) declared “International Girls in ICT Day” celebrated in Bangladesh on 26 April 2018 (Thursday). Based on the theme of this year’s “expand horizons, change attitudes”, Bangladesh Open Source Network (BDOSN) in association with Daffodil International University celebrated the “International Girls in ICT Day” through colorful program including ‘ICT Discussion’, ‘Quiz Competition’ ‘Panel Discussion’ and cake cutting at 71 Milonayoton of the University. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrates “International Girls in ICT Day” on 4th Thursday of April throughout the world.
Presided over by Mr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, CEO, Daffodil Family the program was addressed by Mr. Munir Hasan, General Secretary, Bangladesh Open Source Network (BDOSN), Ms. Asia Nila, Founder, Women in Digital, Ms. Sahanaz Pervin, Associate Professor and chairperson, Department of CSE, Central Women’s University, Mr. B M Inam Lenin, Founder & Chairman, Computer Bichitra, Ms. Sharmin Kabir, Program Officer of BDOSN, Ms. Adina, Ass. Coordinator of BACCO and many other ICT personalities.
Mohammad Nuruzzaman in his presidential address said that girl’s can be equally potential and expert beside boys. He said that the number of girls participation in ICT job market isn’t increasing simultaneously like other job markets. As naturally girls are cool brained and soft handed, they can contribute a lot and become most successful in the ICT sector, he added. He stressed on the need for creating awareness about ICT among the girls.
Mr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, CEO, Daffodil Family delivering his presidential address at the celebration program of “International Girls in ICT Day” on April 26, 2018 held at 71 Milonayoton of the University.
Mr. Munir Hasan said, girls of our country are doing better result in education. They are getting GPA 5 and gold medal in graduation and post graduation level. But, they are not participating in ICT. Why? Because of three reasons: They have no idle, they have no inspiration and there is lot of information gap among them. We have to change this scenario, he added.
Ms. Asia Nila said that it’s not possible to build Digital Bangladesh only with the boys. As half of our population is women, so our girls must have to be digital and should come forward in this sector.
The speakers also said, if we can increase the participation of girls in ICT sector from 33.7 percent to 82 percent, then Bangladesh will able to increase its GDP up to 1.6 percent more. By doing this, it will be easy for Bangladesh to achieve middle income country’s status within 2021. That is why we have to grow interest about ICT among the girls. Celebrating Girls in ICT Day or similar kind of programs will not only help the girls to create awareness, but also will grow interest to participate in ICT sector.