DHAKA, Nov 16, 2020 (BSS) – The fourth edition of Joy Bangla Youth Award, organised by Young Bangla — one of the largest youth platforms of the country, – will be held tomorrow.
The award is designed to recognise countrywide young changemakers, help them network among themselves and enhance the services which they are already providing to their communities.
Having set off in November 2014, Young Bangla, the youth wing of Centre for Research and Information (CRI), has been conferring Joy Bangla Youth Award to the youths and youth organisations successfully involved in changing the social paradigm in their respective areas.
Young Bangla has already awarded 130 youth organisations between 2015 and 2018 for the stepping stones they set for the welfare of society and the country, CRI said today.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT Affairs Adviser and son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, also the chairperson of CRI, will grace the event virtually as the chief guest and award the youths.
CRI Trustee and State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid will deliver the welcome speech.
The online registration for Joy Bangla Youth Award 2020 commenced on September 15, wrapping up on October 15.
Like previous years, Young Bangla received applications from more than 600 organisations run by youths — aged between 18 and 35 — under the categories of women empowerment, children’s rights, empowerment of specially challenged and underprivileged people, youth development, empowerment of ultra-poor people, anti-drug awareness campaign, activities to deal with COVID-19, environment and climate change, renewable or green energy, healthcare, education and awareness, cultural initiatives, and disaster management.
At the first stage, Joy Bangla Youth Award will be conferred under six categories: women empowerment, children’s rights, empowerment of specially challenged people, empowerment of underprivileged people, empowerment of ultra-poor people, and youth development.
In the second stage, the awards will fall under the purview of seven sub-categories: anti-drug awareness campaign, activities to deal with COVID-19, environment and climate change, healthcare, education and awareness, cultural initiatives, and disaster management.
Young Bangla set off on November 15, 2014, to directly incorporate the young generation in the country’s development activities geared towards ‘Vision 2021’.
The organisation, carried forward by 50,000 volunteers and 315 organisations, consists of nearly 300,000 members.