The long anticipated youth centric concert of the year, “Joy Bangla Concert,” is all set to take place at the Army Stadium in the capital on March 7. The concert features the country’s leading rock bands Warfaze, Chircutt, Arbovirus, Lalon, Cryptic Fate, Nemesis, Shironamhin and Shunno.
Young Bangla, one of the largest youth platforms in the country under the auspices of Center for Research and Information (CRI), is organising the concert marking the date of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historical March 7, 1971 Speech.
Since its inception in June 2016, Young Bangla has so far arranged jobs, career trainings and internships for nearly 5,000 of its members
Registration for the concert is open on ticket.youngbangla.org
In last two years, around 60,000 youths enjoyed the concert participating in the venue, while 90,000 watched it on live-streaming, and millions watched it on prominent TV channels.
It is expected that like the previous event, thousands of spirited youths will gather at the stadium to recall and celebrate the day with Bangla rock music.
Joy Bangla Youth Award
In addition to this initiative, Young Bangla also launched the Joy Bangla Youth Award- a move to identify, recognise, showcase, connect and support the champions of change through a comprehensive search.
Launched in 2015, a total of 30 Young Bangla members got the award. Out of a staggering 1,500 applications, another 170 were given special recognition and certificates for their contribution. The award is preceded by a process of rigorous physical scrutiny of applications and success stories of Young Bangla members.
This year, Young Bangla is planning to organise the second edition of the Award and the process for inviting applications from Young Bangla members will start very soon.
Vision 2021 internship
Under the scheme, Vision 2021 internship, youths get the opportunity to do an internship at different ministries, so that they can gain real governmental experiences.
Since its inception in June 2016, Young Bangla has so far arranged jobs, career trainings and internships for nearly 5,000 of its members.
Now, the scope has been extended to private sectors like Microsoft. As many as 350 students have already pursued their internship, and were awarded with certificates.
Building an IT skilled workforce
Another signature move undertaken by Young Bangla, in collaboration with ICT Division, is a project that has been laid out to train up around 2,10,000 school and college students across the country.
Titled as “Sheikh Russel Digital Lab,” YB will place two coordinators and ten volunteers in each lab, and supervise and monitor those till 2018.
As many as 24,000 volunteers, registered with Young Bangla, will get the training to engage in the lab activities, CRI said in a statement.
The training would also be held at district and city corporation levels till June.