Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Information Technology Adviser to the Prime Minister and Chairman of CRI, said that Young Bangla is working on its own, not relying on anyone. We have to take Bangladesh forward hand in hand. Young Bangla has been established as an example by carrying out developmental work in the implementation of Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla.
At the end of the waiting period, ‘Joy Bangla Youth Award’ has been handed over to the winners. On Monday (December 20) afternoon, Bangabandhu’s grandson and CRI trustee Radwan Mujib Siddique handed over the awards to these young entrepreneurs and organizations at the Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute in Savar.
Statements made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister’s Information Technology Adviser and CRI Chairman Sajeeb Wazed Joy were broadcast on the occasion.
Sajeeb Wazed Joy said, it will not work if you depend only on the government. You have to stand on your own two feet.
The young entrepreneurs and organizations who are working for the welfare of the country and the people get the ‘Joy Bangla Youth Award’.
The Young Bangla Platform was launched on 15 November 2014 to bring out the new ideas and innovations of the young generation in order to directly involve them in the development activities of the country. The organization, which has more than 50,000 volunteers and more than 315 organizations, currently has about 300,000 members.
Various initiatives are being taken from this platform to empower the youth and highlight their contribution in nation building. The Joy Bangla Youth Award is given in recognition of the work of the youth. Joy Bangla Concert is being organized to spread Bangabandhu’s historic speech on March 7 among the youth.
Besides, Young Bangla is providing training and various kinds of assistance to create entrepreneurs. Radwan Mujib Siddique, the trustee of the research institute CRI, looked after the institution well. He is working to empower and motivate the youth through Young Bangla, an affiliate of CRI.
Radwan, who holds a bachelor’s degree in governance and history from the London School of Economics and Political Science, holds a master’s degree in comparative politics from the same institution.
Radwan is the leading artist and publisher of publishing ‘Graphic Novel Mujib’ to pass on the new generation through graphical presentation of the biography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
After the publication of Bangabandhu’s unfinished autobiography, he took the initiative to turn the book into a graphic novel to give a new look to his eventful life to children and youth. Although it is a graphic novel with famous people in different countries of the world, this is the first such initiative in Bangladesh.
At the same time, Radwan was behind the production of the docudrama ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tail’ about the events of how his two daughters struggled for their lives after the assassination of Bangabandhu. Through this, Radwan, the son of Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Rehana, is sponsoring the projects to bring the events of political history to the fore.
Radwan Mujib is the editor-in-chief of Whiteboard, a policy-making magazine published by CRI.