The 3rd ‘National Girls Programming Contest-2018’ was held on Monday (22 October) at 71 auditorium of Daffodil International University.

Daffodil International University organized the event in association with Ministry of Post Telecommunication and IT and Bangladesh Computer Council.

Ms. Hosne Ara Begum, ndc, Managing Director (Secretary), Bangladesh High-Tech Park Authority inaugurated the programming contest as the chief guest.

Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubu Islam, Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. S M Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Engineer A K M Fazlul Haque, Registrar and Professor Dr. Syed Akther Hossen, Head, Department of CSE of Daffodil International University  were also present at the  program.

A total number of 102 team form School, College and University all around Bangladesh participated in this day long contest. The contest held in two categories. Catagort-1 participated by only Primary level students and Category-2 participated by High school, College and University level students. The contest continued for 5 hours at stress from 10.30 am to 3.30pm.  Before this final round, in regional contest 320 team participated in online competition and finally 102 team qualified for today’s national contest.

Addressing as chief guest Ms. Hosne Ara Begum said that girls are gradually developing and coming forward in every sector. Even they are keeping successful identity in ICT sector. But, their participation and success rate in IT sector is not outstanding level. Only 9 percent female are in outsourcing in this profession. We should increase this rate and hope fully we would achieve it up to 50% very soon, she added.

She also said that government has taken lot of initiatives to empower women.28 High- Tech Park is being established in all over the country where at least one floor is allocated for women entrepreneurs and Start Ups.  Successful Project Idea innovators are getting 10 lac to One crore Tk loan facilities for their project. Free IT training for women is regularly going on in district level, she added.

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