Young Bangla on Monday handed over the Joy Bangla Youth Award, the country’s best recognition for young changemakers, to 15 youth-led organizations for the social changes they spearheaded.
The event took place on the ground of Sheikh Hasina National Youth Center in Savar amid strict safety measures against the Covid-19.
Though Joy Bangla Youth Award 2018 had been hosted at the auditorium of the same centre, this time the playground with a wider space was chosen to ensure safety from Coronavirus.
This year, the hype of the Joy Bangla Youth Award was on full blast as it was made to coincide with the country’s 50th year of independence whose watchword was the slogan Joy Bangla.
Recorded speeches of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy were aired during the event.
Radwan Mujib Siddiq, a trustee of the ruling Awami League’s research wing Centre for Research & Information (CRI), handed over the award to 15 youth-led organizations, recognizing their contribution to their communities.
Since its inception in 2014, Young Bangla, the youth secretariat of CRI, has been awarding the youths who spearheaded social changes in different parts of the country, even in remote areas.
A couple of past awardees, equipped with the grooming and networking provided by JBYA, later achieved International recognitions.
This year Young Bangla received entries from a total of 750 youth-led organizations, out of which 31 were primarily nominated. Among them, 15 finally claimed the award.
The winning organisations are Dhrubotara Youth Development Foundation (DYDF), the Tech Academy, Asmani Jubo nari Foundation, Amal Foundation, Third EYE, EcoVation Bangladesh, Bangladesher Dushprappo Chobi Somogro, Steps Ahead, Moner School, TransEnd, Reflective Teens, GenLab, Diner Alo Hijra Unnyon Mohila Songstha, Bangladesh Tea Community Student Youth Council and Medhabi Kallyan Sangstha (MKS).
Source: United News of Bangladesh