271Published on November 18, 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and her ICT advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy interacted, like previous years, with young changemakers through the fourth edition of Joy Bangla Youth Award.
In October last year, the chairperson of CRI (Centre for Research & Information), the research wing of Bangladesh Awami League, joined an episode of CRI’s Let’s Talk titled ‘Youth in Politics’.
On different occasions, he interacted with youths exchanging views on politics, IT, youth development, and acquainted himself with what youths are thinking about state governance.
On Tuesday, he presented youths Joy Bangla Youth Award recognizing their efforts in emergency activities during the Coronavirus pandemic and initiatives on climate change, health, education, socio-cultural aspects, and disaster risk reduction.
Nasrul Hamid, a CRI Trustee and state minister for power, energy & mineral resources ministry, said, “Though the event of Joy Bangla Youth Award was supposed to be organized as a massive scale this year marking the birth centenary of the father of the nation, the Coronavirus pandemic came across and resisted us. Later, the announcement of this year’s awardees came through a virtual ceremony.”
While announcing the names of Joy Bangla Youth Award winners, Sajeeb Wazed said, “I am in the USA and have not been able to fly to the country since March. Here Covid's situation is horrible.”
Though he cannot make it to the country, he has been guiding youths on social media about how youths can comply with hygiene issues and stay safe.
CRI said, “When youths are marching forward in different social aspects, the virtual presence of Sajeeb Wazed in Joy Bangla Youth Award ceremony is a big inspiration for them. His speech will motivate youths to move forward.”