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Quazi Mohammad Shahed, chief human resource officer of Grameenphone, attends a press briefing at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday to invite technology project ideas for Telenor Youth Summit to be held in Oslo later this year. P’hoto: GP
Quazi Mohammad Shahed, chief human resource officer of Grameenphone, attends a press briefing at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday to invite technology project ideas for Telenor Youth Summit to be held in Oslo later this year. P’hoto: GP

Top mobile operator Grameenphone invited university students to submit innovative technology project ideas that could serve society.

Four best ideas will be presented at the Telenor Youth Summit 2014 in Oslo.

Grameenphone yesterday announced the second year's summit at a press briefing at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.

The operator will initiate road-shows at different universities where the teachers will select their own teams for the country-wide competition, while four teams will be selected in the second round to take part in the global competition in Oslo, said Quazi Mohammad Shahed, chief human resource officer of the operator.

The Bangladeshi winners will also get to attend the Nobel Prize giving ceremony, he said. The teams will have to come up with innovative ideas on how to serve the society with technology, he said.

The initiative was driven by the vision of empowering the society through technology, and by the competition the innovative young minds of Bangladesh will be presented on the global platform, Shahed said.

Last year Safa Tasneem and Sami Tahsin of Institute of Business Administration of Dhaka University won the local contest of Telenor Youth Summit and represented Bangladesh in the first Youth Summit held in Oslo.

Using digital communication technology for positive social changes is part of Telenor's ambition to provide “Internet for All” in the countries where it operates, GP said in a statement.

Published: 12:01 am Friday, August 22, 2014

Last modified: 5:35 am Friday, August 22, 2014

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