For the second year in a row, Centre for Research and Information (CRI) has organized an interactive event to mark the 97th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, Dhaka. more
Centre for Research and Information (CRI) with its’ youth platform “Young Bangla” hosted Joy Bangla Concert for the third consecutive year on 7th March 2017. more
Music can work as a joining thread between youth and patriotism. From the reflection that, music can be the bridge between youth and the true history of the country, Young Bangla has been organizing the Joy Bangla Concert every year since 2015 on the anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic 7th March speech. The concert is not just a musical extravaganza; rather it’s a firm call upon every young mind who truly believes in the spirit of freedom with which the Liberation War was fought in 1971 and which drove an entire generation of young souls to sacrifice their lives for independence.
After organizing two successful grand rock concerts in 2015 and 2016 this is the third grand rock event of the town. Warfaze, Artcell, Arnab and Friends, Shironamhin, Nemesis, Shunno and Arbovirus rocked the event of 2015 and the Joy Bangla Concert 2016, roared with the voice of Warfaze, Cryptic Fate, Shironamhin, Nemesis, Lalon, Arbovirus and Shunno.
Young Bangla’s secretariat, the Centre for Research and Information (CRI), is facilitating this bridge between youth and nationalism. A line up of leading and popular bands will enthrall the crowds with their own songs and also by rendering patriotic and motivational songs of “Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra”which inspired our war heroes during the liberation war.
Apart from the musical performances, there will also be some presentations on the historic 7th March to bring the history into a deliverable tune to the youth. Above all the arrangement, colored presentation of the historic 7th March speech is of great attraction.
There will be different stalls of Young Bangla and CRI to showcase and merchandize the CRI and Young Bangla publications and other materials. Food stalls from different tastes and vendors will also be available for the food crawlers. There will be free WIFI available in the venue.
Joy Bangla Concert is a comprehensive initiative pulled up with the brace of multiple sponsors, they are: Beximco Group, Hamid Group, Gemcon Group, Confidence Group, Summit Group, East Coast Group, Bangla CAT, Orion Group and Aamra Group. Media partners are bdnews24.com, Dhaka Tribune, Bangla Tribune, Ittefaq and Samakal. TV partners are Ekattor, Channel 9, Boishakhi TV, Maasranga TV and Gaan Bangla. Radio Partner is Radio Dhol 94.0 FM, WiFi Partner is Aamra Companies and overall Technical Partner is Microsoft Bangladesh.
This year the concert venue remained same as the last two years, which is the Army Stadium. The timing is from 4:30to 11:30. Ticket gateway is open for online registration from the Young Bangla website http://youngbangla.org/. Tickets are free for all who register.
Part-3 of Mujib, the 12-part graphic novel series by CRI, based on the ‘Unfinished Memoirs’ of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was unveiled on 19 February, 2017 more
Works are well underway to start the implementation of the much awaited ICT training course for around 2,10,000 school and college students in different digital labs set up in schools across the country.
The government set up 2001 such labs under the Sheikh Russel Computer and Language Lab (SRDL) initiative. This is part of the government’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’ initiative which is also a focus area of works of the CRI.
Held on January 26 in the capital, the event has seen discussions took place to start the first edition of the offering of training among the volunteers at the Dhaka DC office on February 9.
According to Tonmoy Ahmed, for every labs around Dhaka, a concerned teacher, a student and a volunteer will be equipped with proper training to run the activities in their labs. Relevant training assistance will be provided by a number of trainers registered by Young Bangla.
Starting from this, throughout next couple of months till June, such training sessions will held at district and city corporation levels so that people, from respective institutions, responsible for ensuring overall supervision of labs, can get introduced to proper training course required to make the labs operational, added Tonmoy.
As per agreement signed between Centre for Research and Information (CRI) and ICT Division, the Young Bangla, a youth platform of the CRI, will oversee ICT training and supervise, monitor and maintain the overall activities till 2018.
Under the agreement, signed on October 2, for each lab, two coordinators and 10 volunteers will be responsible for the overall arrangement and offering of training among the students.
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