Four government and non-government organizations of Bangladesh received honorary awards under four categories in ASOCIO Digital Summit 2018.

The summit was organized by Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), a grouping of ICT industry associations representing the Asian-Oceania region.

The Bangladeshi organizations were named in the award ceremony of ASOCIO Digital Summit 2018 held at Ena International Hotel in Japan capital Tokyo on Thursday (Nov 8).

Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) got the award under outstanding ICT company award category, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) got award under outstanding user organization category, Development of National ICT Infra-Network for Bangladesh Government project (Info Sarker) got digital government award and Daffodil International University got ICT education award.

BCSCL managing director Md Saiful Islam, BGMEA president Md Siddiqur Rahman, Info Sarker project director (joint secretary) Dr. Bikarna Kumar Ghosh along with Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) executive director Parthapratim Deb and Daffodil Japan IT managing director Toru Oakazaki received the awards on behalf of respective organizations.

JAN Associates managing director and Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) former president Abdullah H Kafi got the ASOCIO highest award ‘The ASOCIO Honorary Award’. ASOCIO Vice-Chairman and BCS former president Ali Ashfaq was also present at the ceremony.

In reaction of getting the awards, Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) engineer Subrata Sarker said it is undoubtedly a great achievement for Bangladesh. This is the first time Bangabandhu Satellite achieved international awards. Bangladesh has become a role model under the leadership and direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

Earlier on Nov 5, a 36-member delegation of government and non-government organizations including BCS vice-president Yusuf Ali Shamim, director Md Shahid-ul-Munir, director Md Mostafizur Rahman Tuhin led by BCS president engineer Subrata Sarker reached Japan. The delegation joined the annual general assembly of ASOCIO on Nov 6.

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