Vol. 5 Num 675 Sun. April 23, 2006  

Brac Bank IT fair begins

A three-day IT fair began in Dhaka yesterday with an objective to promote ICT as a potential development tool.

Eleven universities including the host are taking part in the show titled 'Brac Bank IT Fair-2006' on University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS) campus at Gulshan.

"Towards an IT-driven Society" is the theme of the fair, organised by Software Development Club and Digital Design and Development Club of School of Engineering of UITS.

Sponsored by Brac Bank, the fair was inaugurated by Science and ICT Minister Abdul Moyeen Khan.

Moyeen Khan lauded the contribution of the young generation of Bangladesh to the development of ICT.

Sarwar Alam, president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (Basis), Saifuddin M Naser, head of Retail Banking of Brac Bank, former chairman Bangladesh Telecommunication Regularity Commission Syed Marghub Morshed and Sufi Mohamed Mizanur Rahman, chairman PHP Group, among others, spoke at the function.

On the sidelines two workshops titled 'Microprocessor and Microcontroller Based System Design' and 'Using PHP in Web Development' are scheduled during the fair, while three seminars attended by professionals of related sectors will also take place.

PHP Group and Rangs Motors are co-sponsors of the fair while Channel i, the Jugantor and The Independent are the media partners.

The fair is scheduled to conclude tomorrow.

Science and ICT Minister Abdul Moyeen Khan formally inaugurates a three-day IT fair titled 'Brac Bank IT Fair-2006' in Dhaka yesterday. PHOTO: STAR