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Joy to receive ICT Development Award in USA on Monday

  • Published at 09:45 am September 18th, 2016
Joy to receive ICT Development Award in USA on Monday
The award will be conferred on September 19 for his far reaching initiatives in setting Bangladesh on the road to Digital World, reports BSS. The World Organization of Governance and Competitiveness, Plan Trifinio, Global Fashion for Development and School of Business of the University of New Haven, Connecticut in USA will jointly organise the ceremony. This would be in recognition of his tremendous contribution to the people of Bangladesh through the implementation of 'Digital Bangladesh' imitative as well as his outstanding leadership and commitment towards ICT and Competitiveness as a tool for Sustainable Development, according to website of Bangladesh Awami League. Introduced this year, the award will be given regularly on an annual basis. The award would be handed over to Sajeeb Wazed by eminent actor Robert Davi at a high-level reception in support of the First Anniversary of the Adoption of the UN SDGs and the Importance of ICT and Competitiveness as a tool for Sustainable Development. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well as ministers and high-level political leaders from Bangladesh and other countries, UN senior officials, heads of International Organizations, Ambassadors, private sector and civil society leaders and celebrities are likely to attend the occasion. Born in 1971, his school education was completed in India-starting from St Joseph's College Nainital to Tamil Nadu's Kodaikanal International School in Palani Hills. A versatile scholar, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with computer Science, Physics and Mathematics from Bangalore University. With his tremendous desire to learn more, Joy completed another Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, Arlington in the United States. Finally, he enrolled in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he pursued and successfully completed the Masters in Public Administration. Sajeeb Wazed was the first Bangladeshi to be selected as a Young Global Leader for the year 2007 as an Information Technology (IT) specialist by the World Economic Forum. Every year this honour will be conferred upon the top 250 young leaders of the world to recognize and acknowledge their professional accomplishments, their commitment to society and their potentials to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Apart from all his qualities, he also placed himself to a newer height of global fame for his remarkable skills in writing. Several world famous journals including the likes of Harvard Preview have carried his write ups. His formal involvement in the party made its way on February 25, 2010 as he became a primary member of the Rangpur (the ancestral home district of his late father) district unit of Awami League. In addition, he joined as a voluntary and unpaid advisor to the Prime Minister, looking after the country's ICT present and future.