Robi supports Nat’l High School Programming Contest

Robi is to support the government’s National High School Programming Contest initiative. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division of Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology (MoPT &IT) is to organize the nation-wide programming contest. The contest will commence on 29th April 2015.

IMAG1555This came at a press conference held today at Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) Bhaban Auditorium.

The nation-wide programming contest will be organized in more than 400 schools from 64 districts of the country. District level programming contest will take place at a designated school in each district. Following the district level competition the national high school programming contest will move to Divisional level. One hundred contestants in six different categories from across the country will qualify to take part in the final leg of the competition to be held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). There will be one winner in each category.

State Minister for ICT Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP was present in the press conference as Chief Guest. Besides, Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary, ICT Division; Professor Mohammad Kaykobad from BUET and Robi’s Executive Vice President for Brand and Market Communications Toffael Rashid were present at the press conference as Special Guests. Munir Hasan, General Secretary, Bangladesh Mathematics Olympiad Committee and Shomi Kaiser, Managing Director of Dhansiri Communications Ltd. were also present on the occasion.

Speaking at the Press Conference Robi’s Executive Vice President for Brand and Market Communications Toffael Rashid said that “Young people in Bangladesh will always find Robi standing by them in their quest for glory. Robi is proud to be associated with the National High School Programming Contest as it allows talented young people to fulfil their potential. The National High School Programming Contest is the platform where we are going to find the next generation of leaders of Digital Bangladesh. We are pretty confident that this initiative will help us find the next Mark Zuckerberg from Bangladesh. We would like to thank ICT Division for giving opportunity to the talented youth of the country to ignite the power within by taking part in this national contest.”

About Rob Axiata Ltd:

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 over 26 million subscribers, as of March 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with more than 11,200 BTS. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting over 600 operators across 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.