Winners of Parjatan Idea Challenge 2017 announced | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 06, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 06, 2018

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Winners of Parjatan Idea Challenge 2017 announced

Out of 140 teams from 36 Universities, three came out on top as champions of the “Pran Mr. Mango Presents Parjatan Idea Challenge 2017 Powered by Mercantile Bank”.

Starting with registrations from November 2017, after four months of challenging rounds, the champions were crowned on February 17, 2018. Team Archon from Army Institute of Business Administration became the champions of the event, while Team Nirvana from University of Dhaka and Team Fruit Sandwich from North South University secured the first and second runners up trophy respectively.

TripZip Tours, along with Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, had started this competition in November, 2017. The singular aim was to bring a revolutionary change in the tourism industry and solve its major problems by connecting the brightest and freshest minds of university students. The focus was on the flaws of the present tourism industry in Bangladesh, the competition welcomed new business models to combat these flaws while providing new ideas to uplift the current situation of the industry. The event kicked off with an online registration that ended on November 24, 2017.

 From the online round, 20 teams were selected from the huge, nationwide pool of submissions based on their submitted ideas and were moved on to the presentation round. Here, they were meticulously judged by officials of the Tourism Board and other esteemed judges from which five teams were selected to proceed to the final rounds, out of which the three champions were declared.

Considering the success of the competition, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation and TripZip Tours plan to keep holding this competition in the years to come, and continue working on ideas which would assist the tourism industry to move further.

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