Daffodil International University (DIU) auditorium at its Business Faculty Building had been embellished duly as the Inter-University Programming Competition was unfolding up there on the 16th October 2010. Two Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) teams became champions and runners-up respectively in that Daffodil Inter-University Computer Programming Contest 2010. The Dhaka University team finished the third in the contest involving 80 teams of 30 public and private universities in the Daffodil International University auditorium on Saturday.

The contestants had to solve nine problems in five hours between 10:00am and 3:00pm. The crowd witnessed the day long program where young talents were glowing and chirping and thus turned the program flamboyant.

Addressing the award ceremony, the speakers of different institutions emphasized the implementation of the vision of digital Bangladesh for which manpower skilled in IT and computer programmers were essential. They said the government should take initiative to arrange the programming contest every year nationally to create new programmers. There was no option but to building manpower skilled in IT for innovation and development of the ICT services, they said. Referring to India’s annual income of $73 billion from IT sector, they said Bangladesh earned only $33 million every year. IT is the only sector in which we are ahead of India in terms of talents and quality. Better nourishment in this field can uplift the image of Bangladesh, the speakers avowed. WiMax service provider Banglalion and online IT magazine comjagat.com also provided support.

Among them, Honourable Chairman of the Board of Governors of DIU, Mr. Md. Sabur Khan was present as the chief guest and awarded the winners. As many as 81 teams from around 30 institutions took part in the event. Mr. Khan aspired to launch this initiative in the divisional level in near future.

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