Ministry of Science & ICT, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh and D.Net jointly organised the Award giving ceremony of National Digital Innovation Award 2011. The Gala Event was held on July 07 at 6 pm at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre, Bijoy Shoroni, Tejgoan, Dhaka.
Honorable Finance Minister Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present as the Chief Guest. The programme was presiding over by Md. Nazrul Islam Khan, PS-1 to Prime Minister and National Project Director of Access to Information Programme, Prime Minister’s Office. Dr. Rafiqul Islam Ph.D, Secretary, ICT Division, Ministry of Science & ICT, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh; Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Eminent educationist and Chairperson, Jury Board of National Digital Innovation Award 2011 and Dr. Toufic Ahmad Choudhury, Chairperson, Governing Body of D.Net was present at the occasion.
Access to Information Programme (A2I), Prime Minister’s Office was the principal partner of this contest. The Daily Prothom Alo, The Daily Star and ATN News were the organizing partners. Lemon24.com and comjagat.com was the media and online partner respectively. Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and World Summit Award were the Knowledge and Global Partner respectively.
The contest was sponsored by Bdjobs.com Ltd, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators in Bangladesh (AMTOB) and Mr. Nazib Uddin Bhuiyan, Deputy Managing Director, National Bank Ltd.
It is to be mentioned that, this contest has been organized for the second time in Bangladesh. It was named as “E-content and ICT for Development Award” organised in 2010.