To prepare the students for the 21st century and to adapt them to the latest ICT friendly education to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities to fit globally, Daffodil International University (DIU) in association with Daffodil Computers Ltd. distributed 2200 DCL Laptop among the students under “One Student-One Laptop” project on Sunday (Mar 11) at it's 71 Milonayoton, said a press release.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication & ICT, graced the laptop distribution ceremony as the chief guest and handed over the laptops to the students. The function was presided over by Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, DIU.
The function was addressed by Prof. Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. S M Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. A K M Fazlul Hoque, Registrar of the university and Mohammad Nuruzzaman, CEO, Daffodil family. Hamidul Haque Khan, Treasurer of the university conducted the oath taking part of the ceremony where the students swore upon regarding the best use of the laptops in academic and education purpose.
The authority of DIU in association with Daffodil Computers Ltd. has taken a gigantic initiative of “One Student, One Laptop” program which is one step ahead for digital Bangladesh. Every student admitted into DIU from Summer Semester 2010 and on ward is getting a Laptop at free of cost. The Laptop will help the students to equip themselves with proper technical knowledge so that they can survive and secure respectable place in the society. Through this initiative DIU students will get the opportunity to implement digital Bangladesh concept.
Addressing as chief guest Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that Europe and America needs more than 20 lac programmer by the year of 2021. Considering this demand Bangladesh Government has taken initiative of establishing 28 IT park and 3 lac educated trained and skilled ICT specialists will be developed through these IT parks.
Admiring different national and international achievements of DIU, the minister said, the role of DIU is remarkable also in this regards. DIU is helping government of Bangladesh to ahead ICT sector and build up Digital Bangladesh. The university is providing large number of ICT skilled manpower and human resources in the country who are contributing to the society in ICT sector.
Palak also said, not only in Bangladesh but also in all around the world, it is rarely found that a few number of university distributes free laptop among the students for betterment of their future career. In Bangladesh only DIU created this kind of example. The minister thanked to DIU authority.
Palak said to the students that fourth industrial revolution is happening around the world. Robot, artificial intelligence, big data etc is using now in education, health, bank, garments sector and everywhere. So now we need lot of ICT specialist, programmer, problem solver and critical thinker. Without these, we cannot win the world. Now world winning tool laptop is on your hand. The Minister urged the students to make the best use of this laptop for building a bright future.
Sabur Khan said, technology is now a part and parcel of teaching and learning. He urged the students to be a potential ICT skilled graduate to contribute to the nation developing bright career ensuring proper utilization and application of the laptop. It is envisaged that DIU graduates can stand out by competing with other graduates both nationally and globally with their skill that they will acquire from this university.
DIU teaches its every student art of living, employability 360 degree and distributes free laptop just only to prepare himself as skilled and keep fit to face the challenges of global market, Sabur Khan added.
He also said, DIU wants to see you a successful position with the best use of this laptop. Referring the example of Amazon and Alibaba, Sabur Khan said, founder of Amazon Zef Bezos is currently declared as the top richest man around the world. As you know, he started his e-comers business through a computer. Founder of Alibaba Jack Ma failed lot of times in life. But, he never depressed and disappointed. You can success if you try, he also added.