Robi holds school programming contest in Rangpur

 The regional level contest of the ongoing National High School Programming Contest 2016 was held today at Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur. Under the chairmanship of Professor Dr. AKM Nurun Nabi, Vice Chancellor, Begum Rokeya University the event was conducted. Hon’ble State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP attended the programme as the Chief Guest. Robi’s Cluster Director, Northern Cluster H.M. Tarikul Kamrul was also present at the event.

Starting from 8 am the event finished at 2 pm. In total, 20 winners were awarded under two categories of programming contest and 60 winners were awarded under three categories of IMG_9879quiz contest. A country-wide promotional and awareness building campaign is already underway across the country to inform and encourage the High School students to take part in this national level programming contest. Already activation prgrammes were held in 600 schools. As per the plan, such programmes will be held in 1000 schools across the country.

ICT Division has started the programme from last year aiming at encouraging the students to take up computer programming as a step to join the digital revolution. Just like the last year, leading mobile phone operator, Robi is sponsoring this year’s National High School Programming Contest. The regional level programming contest is being held in 16 cities of the country. These are Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Chittagong, Barisal, Dhaka, Gopanganj, Dinajpur, Pabna, Patuakhali, Tangail, Noakhali, Comilla, Jessore and Mymensingh.

The national level contest will be held on 16 April at Krishibid Institute with the winners of the regional contests across the country.


Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with 28.4 million subscribers, as of September 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,260 2.5G BTS and over 2,950 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.


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