“One of the main objectives of higher education is to contribute to the national economy by producing skilled and qualified human resources who are employable and can gainfully be hired by the corporate and development sectors. With this aim, Career Development Center of Daffodil International University organized a Big Bang Career Events “DIU Job Utshab 2023” based on the theme ‘ Connecting Talents: Unlock the Bordr of Opportunities’ for the second time from 24 to 25 November 2023 at Daffodil Smart City, Ashulia Savar, Dhaka. Mr. Shamsul Arefin, Secretary, ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of DIU Job Utsab 2023 today (November 25). Prof. Dr. S M Mahbub Ul Haque Mazumder, Pro Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University presided over the program. The closing ceremony was addressed by Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, Profesor Dr. Mostafa Kamal, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Group CEO of Daffodil Family, Mr. Asad Uz Zaman, Strategy and Innovation Specialist and Mr. Mamunur Rashid Bhuyan, Project Director of Aspiration to Innovation a2i project of the government and Dr. Tanvir Fittin Abir, Director, Career Development Center. Employers from 200 organizations participated at the Job Festival with about 3,000 jobs and about 1,000 internship offers. In this two-day job festival, at least 4,200 job seekers who have completed their last year or recently graduated from various departments of the university are participating for grab the career opportunity. The event featured 20400 students self-assessment training, on-campus training, internships, job transitions, employment skills testing and networking opportunities with alumni and various organizations. The partners of the event were AMCHAM, DCCI, BASIS, BCS, BACCO, e CAB, BSHRM, CTO Forum Bangladesh, HR Club and learning partners were Go edu, HRDI and admission.ac. While addressing as the chief guest at the closing ceremony ICT Secretary Shamsul Arefin saidthat our students should acquire the skills and human qualities, as well as equipped with latest technologies to build them as smart citizens as well as global citizens. In this age of globalization, technology and technical skills as well as soft skills are the main drivers of the current job market, he said. In addition to education to face the challenges of the 21st century, emphasized on the importance of students’ acquisition of these skills is also important, he He added. Highlighting various development activities undertaken by the current government to make our young generation smart citizens, he said, the current government has launched the Sheikh Russell Digital Lab in every primary school, high school, college and universities in the country. More over government has established IT parks throughout the country. To gear up the entrepreneurs and startups government has established the Sheikh Kamal Innovation Lab, launched the Bangabandhu Innovation Grant and introduced Venture Capital. He urged the students to acquire technology and technical skills, as well as soft skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century’s job market in this age of globalization. Caption: ICT Division Secretary Shamsul Arefin is addressing as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of DIU Job Utsab 2023.
“One of the main objectives of higher education is to contribute to the national economy by producing skilled and qualified human resources who are employable and can gainfully be hired by the corporate and development sectors.With this aim, Career Development Center of Daffodil International University is going to organize “DIU Job Utshab 2023” for the second time from 24 to 25 November 2023 at Daffodil Smart City, Ashulia Savar, Dhaka. GSM Zafarullah, Management Director of Hi-Tech Park Authority will be present as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the program. Employers from 200 organizations will be present at the Job Festival with about 3,000 jobs and about 1,000 internship offers. In this two-day job festival, at least 4,200 job seekers who have completed their last year or recently graduated from various departments of the university are expected to participate. The event will also feature 20400 students self-assessment training, on-campus training, internships, job transitions, employment skills testing and networking opportunities with alumni and various organizations. All these were informed in a “Meet the Press” program held today (Monday) on November 20, at 71 Milanayton of Daffodil Tower at Dhanmondi in the capital city. Dr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Daffodil family CEO and Adviser of Career Development Center (CDC) of Daffodil International University presented a written speech at the press conference and answered the questions of the journalists and reporters. The “Meet the Press” was addressed by Professor Dr. Syed Akhtar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Professor Dr. Md. Masum Iqbal, Dean, Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Shaikh Rashed Haider Noori, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mr. Aftab Hossain, Head, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication and Dr. Tanvir, Fittin Abir, Director, Career Development Center of Daffodil International University. Based on the great success of last year’s event, preparations are being made for an even more impressive gathering of top organizations and talented students for this year’s Job Festival, the press conference informed. Caption: Dr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Daffodil family CEO, Professor Dr. Syed Akhtar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Professor Dr. Md. Masum Iqbal, Dean, Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Shaikh Rashed Haider Noori, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mr. Aftab Hossain, Head, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication and Dr. Tanvir, Fittin Abir, Director, Career Development Center of Daffodil International University are seen at the ‘Meet the Press’ on “DIU Job Utshab 2023” held today at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil Plaza at Dhanmondi in the capital.
The Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 (APCW) launched today in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, drawing stakeholders, experts, and policymakers from across the region to showcase solutions and innovations, and to foster increased cooperation across borders and sectors in addressing pressing climate challenges. The Asia Pacific region is already grappling with a range of climate-related challenges, from rising sea levels and extreme weather events to threats to its biodiversity and freshwater resources. As climate change intensifies, the need for robust and inclusive climate action becomes increasingly apparent. Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Malaysia’s Federal Minister for Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change, when opening APCW, described Climate change as a global problem which requires collective action from all parties. “Although, Malaysia’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stands at 0.69%, we remain determined to play our role to address this global phenomenon. Malaysia has pledged to reduce its GHG emissions by 45% in 2030 compared to the 2005 level. Furthermore, we have set our aspiration to achieve net-zero GHG emissions as early as 2050. We realize the need to ramp up our effort. This year alone, our esteemed Prime Minister launched the National Energy Transition Roadmap and the National Industrial Master Plan which charts the path in our journey toward a net-zero future. Furthermore, we remain firm in transforming our energy system through electrification, energy efficiency and accelerated renewable energy (RE) deployment”. Participants at APCW will be addressing climate challenges head-on, exploring innovative approaches and sustainable solutions. The discussions and outcomes of APCW, which will conclude on 17 November 2023, will feed into the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP28, strengthening momentum for progress on issues such as the energy transition, climate finance, and loss and damage. Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi, Menteri Besar (head of state government) of Malaysia’s State of Johor, said: “Climate change impacts transcend international borders. The consequences of our actions, or inaction, are felt by everyone on Earth. Johor is committed to working with partners in the Asia Pacific, across borders and involving various stakeholders to pave the way towards meaningful and practical solutions. I eagerly await the insights on climate solutions, the challenges they present, and the unique opportunities that can be implemented and replicated here in Johor as part of the Johor Green Deal framework and the Johor Sustainability Centre that Johor launches today in conjunction with APCW.” APCW is organized along four thematic tracks to delve into the climate action opportunities and challenges. These tracks are: energy systems and technology; urban and rural development, infrastructure and transportation; land use, oceans, food and water; and the socio-economic dimensions, health, and livelihoods. “The Asia Pacific is on the front line in the battle against climate change and the clock is ticking,” said Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change. “Yet with its rapidly growing economies and economic dynamism, the Asia Pacific region has the potential to be a climate pioneer, leading green technologies and innovations, driving global efforts to combat climate change. The Asia Pacific Climate Week provides a platform uniting policymakers, practitioners, businesses, and civil society to catalyze transformative climate solutions.”
A momentous MoU signing ceremony is a significant step in fortifying Bangladesh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. FBCCI Innovation & Research Center (IRC) and Global Entrepreneurship Network- Bangladesh (GEN Bangladesh) have joined forces to reinvigorate entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic progress. Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Chairman of FBCCI-IRC, and Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Managing Director of GEN Bangladesh, formalized the partnership. The signing of this MoU signifies a monumental milestone in Bangladesh’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry-FBCCI, stands as the apex trade organization in Bangladesh, representing the private sector with over 80 chambers and associations, 22,000 direct members, and 450,000 affiliated members. Under the aegis of their Research & Innovation Center (IRC), FBCCI-IRC will collaborate closely with GEN Bangladesh to fortify the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bangladesh. Key Highlights of the MoU include: Entrepreneurship Development, Connecting and linkages with Local and global Investors; Sharing and contributing Global Research; Resource Sharing and Mobilization; Events and Program Management; and Support for Startup Growth. Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Chairman of FBCCI-IRC and former president of FBCCI, expressed his delight at the immense significance of this MoU signing. He anticipates a proactive collaboration that will promote a culture of innovation, allowing industries to pioneer product and service development. Moreover, he emphasized the pivotal role this partnership will play in supporting budding entrepreneurs and startups, enhancing their business innovation capabilities and access to finance. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, the Managing Director of GEN Bangladesh, expressed great satisfaction with FBCCI’s pioneering initiative to launch a dedicated Research and Innovation program. He emphasized GEN Bangladesh’s commitment to showcasing the innovative and creative endeavors of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs on the global stage, a move that will facilitate international investors, angel investors, and researchers in their collaboration with FBCCI-IRC. Dr. Khan also made an exciting announcement, revealing that a joint project named “Oitijjher Haat” under the “One District One Product” initiative will be instantly organized by FBCCI-IRC and GEN Bangladesh. This partnership is expected to create a synergy that fuels entrepreneurial aspirations, connects startups with investors, and ultimately contributes to the economic development of Bangladesh. GEN Bangladesh, part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and FBCCI are committed to driving entrepreneurship and innovation. This collaboration is set to play a pivotal role in the country’s growth and development. Guests at the MoU Signing Ceremony included Mr. Bikarno Kumar Ghosh, CEO of FBCCI-IRC, senior Vice President of FBCCI-IRC, Vice President of FBCCI-IRC, the Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department of Daffodil International University, and the Director of the Innovation Center of DIU. Caption: Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Chairman of FBCCI-IRC, and Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Managing Director of GEN Bangladesh are exchanging MoU Docements with each other.
Padma Bank Limited officially inaugurated its Ghagor Bazar Sub-Branch at Kotalipara in Goplganj on Wednesday, 11th October. Mr. Ahammad Hossin Chowdhury, renowned local dignitary and business personality officially inaugurated the sub-branch as chief guest. Dr. Mohammed Emtiaz Uddin, DMD & Chief Business Officer of the bank presided over the program. He said, “Our aim is to bring banking services to the doorsteps of marginalized people. Customers will get all modern banking services from this branch. Md. Sabbir Ahmad, Head of Gopalganj Branch of the bank delivered welcome speech while Tanbir Chowdhury, In-charge of the Sub-Branch thanked the audience for their presence. Matiar Rahman Hazra, Mayor, Kotalipara Municipality,Aminuzzaman Khan Milon, Chairman Pinjuri Union Parishad, Sultan Mahmud Chowdhury Chairman Kushala Union Parishad, Rafeza Begum, Chairman Amtali Union Parishad, Mazharul Alam Panna, Chairman Hiran Union Parishad and Yusuf Ali Daria, President Ghaghar Bazar Banik Simiti spoke as special guests. Syed Towhid Hossain, COO & CAMLCO & Senior officials of different departments of the bank, businesspersons, professionals and social elites were also present on the occasion. All types of banking services, including opening of bank accounts, cash deposits and withdrawals, cheque book and pay order issue, clearing cheque and pay order deposits, deposit and loan facilities, real-time online banking facilities and utility bill deposits, are available in the sub-branch. Address: Haji Taib Ali Dariya Super Market Holding No-150, Ward No-09, Kotalipara, Municipality Kotalipara, Gopalganj.
Padma Bank Limited officially inaugurated a modern, technology-based sub-branch to make financial transactions easier and faster for traders and locals at Gazipur Chorasta in Gazipur. The activities of the Gazipur Chowrasta sub-branch will be conducted under the Uttara branch of Dhaka. The branch is located at Jamila Ayanul Tower, Dhaka Road, Chandana Chowrasta, Gazipur Sadar. DMD & Chief Business Officer Dr. Mohammed Emtiaz Uddin of Padma bank inaugurated the sub-branch on Thursday 05 October, 2023. He said, “Padma Bank is giving loans to the small, medium, and agricultural sectors of the country so that the bank can be partner in the economic development of the country as well as the economic emancipation of the youth. He added, there are many marginal areas of the country where no bank branch or sub-branch has yet been opened. So, Padma Bank will set up branches or sub-branches there for the economic development of the people of those areas. Mir Shafiqul Islam, Head of Retail Banking Division & Senior officials of different departments of Bank, local dignitaries, social workers, and people from different walks of life was also present. All types of banking services, including opening of bank accounts, cash deposits and withdrawals, cheque book and pay order issue, clearing cheque and pay order deposits, deposit and loan facilities, real-time online banking facilities and utility bill deposits, are available in the sub-branch. Address: Jamila Ayanul Tower (1st Floor), Opposite Pashmi Sweater, Dhaka Road, Chandna Chowrasta, Gazipur Sadar,
All Bangladesh Senior Citizens Society and Dementia Care Foundation Bangladesh jointly organized Rally, Discussion and Health Camp on ‘International Day of Older Person To mark the International Day of Older Person-2023 All Bangladesh Senior Citizens Society and Dementia Care Foundation Bangladesh have jointly organized Rally, Discussion Session and Health Camp today on 01 October 2023 at Daffodil Plaza, Dhanmondi in the capital. The rally was started from Dhanmondi-32 and ended at Daffodil Plaza, Sobhanbag Dhanmondi. Just after the rally a discussion session on rights and dignity of the older person was held at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil Plaza and a health camp was arranged based on Eye sight test, Heart disease, Memory loss/dementia, Diabetes test and treatment were providedat the health camp. Professor Dr. SharfuddinAhmed, Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman Medical University was present as the chief guest at the Discussion Session and inaugurated the Healthservice Camp. Mr. Abu Alam Md. Shahid Khan, Former Secretary and General Secretary of Bangladesh Government Employees Welfare Society inaugurated the rally as the chief guest and was present as the special guest in the program, While addressing as the chief guest Professor Dr.Sharfuddin Ahmed stressed on establishing an Institute of Geriatric Medical Institute. He advised the older person to abide by the science based lifestyle in daily life. Preident of the program and Chairman of All Bangladesh Senior Citizens Welfare Society Justice Md. Momtaj Uddin Ahmed urged all to come forward to establish the rights and dignity of older persons in the society. The program was conducted by Engr. Md. Fazlul haque, General Secretary of All Bangladesh Senior Citizens Welfare Society. Mr. Rashed Sohorawardy, General Secretary of Dementia Care Foundation Bangladesh and Co- Organizer of the program delivered an information speech on Demetia in the program. The program was also addressed by Professor Dr. Mohammed Amirul Islam, Engr. Mohammad Kabir AhmeBhuyan, and Professor DR. Humayun Kabir Choudhury. Caption: To mark the International Day of Older Person-2023 All Bangladesh Senior Citizens Society and Dementia Care Foundation Bangladesh have jointly brought out a Rally at Mirpur Roadf in Dhanmondi area today.
ICT Secretary Md. Shamsul Arefin said that today’s Digital Bangladesh will be transformed into the Smart Bangladesh of the Prime Minister’s cherished dream by the hands of students of the new generation and students will be the backbone of this work. So students need to be trained in modern IT education and skilled manpower in both software and hardware industries to keep pace with the advancing world. He said that both the software and hardware industries are in great demand of skilled manpower in the world and have a huge market globally. The country’s economy will go a long way if Bangladesh captures a small part of the world market of trillions of hardware industry. So government has been giving equal importance to the hardware industry along with software. He said these things while addressing as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of The National HR Summit 2023, themed “HR Leadership for Smart Bangladesh 2041; Driving Ever-Changing Business through Innovation,” organized by Daffodil International University at Daffodil Smart City, Birulia, Savar, Dhaka today (Saturday, September 2). He also said that in the next five years, things like artificial intelligence, and the internet of thinking will take the form of Aladdin’s monster, but things like data banking, cyber security, software development, cloud computing, system analysis, technological program management will remain in the hands of people. He urged the students to get out of the mentality of getting or doing government jobs and inspired to become entrepreneurs or innovators in this country with a large population. The summit is organized by Daffodil International University in collaboration with a2i – Aspire to Innovate, and is proudly supported by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and the Bangladesh Society of Human Resources Management (BSHRM). The event provided a platform for insightful discussions and exchange of ideas on shaping a smarter workforce for Bangladesh in the context of the country’s vision for 2041. With a focus on innovation-driven HR leadership, the summit aims to align business strategies with the ever-evolving demands of the global marketplace. The summit is organized by Daffodil International University in collaboration with a2i – Aspire to Innovate, and is proudly supported by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and the Bangladesh Society of Human Resources Management (BSHRM). The event provided a platform for insightful discussions and exchange of ideas on shaping a smarter workforce for Bangladesh in the context of the country’s vision for 2041. With a focus on innovation-driven HR leadership, the summit aims to align business strategies with the ever-evolving demands of the global marketplace. Mr. Md Shamsul Arefin, Secretary, Information and Communication Technology Division, Bangladesh inaugurated the summit as the chief guest. Mr. Mohd. Monirul Islam, Additional Secretary, SDG Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Mohammad Nuruzzamn, CEO, Daffodil Family, Mr. Tapan Kanti Sarker, President CTO Forum, Rtn. Mohammad Mashequr Rahman Khan, President of Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Development (BSHRM) Mr. Anir Chowdhury, Policy Adviser, Aspire to Innovate (a2i were present as the Special Guests. Prof. Dr. M Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, of Daffodil International University presided over the program. The summit was also addressed by Mr. Mohammad Zaved Akhtar, CEO & Managing Director, Unilever Bangladesh Limited, Mr. Shehzad Munim, Managing Director-BAT Bangladesh, Mr. Syed Sanowarul Huque, Group CEO, Unique Group, Mr. Md. Aminul Haque, Executive Director, Nagad and Professor Dr. Md. Masum Iqbal, Dean, Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship of Daffodil International University. There were five individual sessions on five different fields of Job sectors where Fifty top companies joined this Nation HR Summit- 2023, including Unilever Bangladesh Limited, BAT Bangladesh, Unique Group, CTO Forum Bangladesh, BDJOBS, Digital Security Agency, Nagad, Creative Business Group, Bangla Megh Ltd & Secure Data BD Ltd, PTDCA, Akij Bashir Group, Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd, PRAN, AB Bank, Agora, Modhu City, TK group, Bitopi Group, HAMEEM Group, Shavron Textile & Trading Ltd., World Vision Bangladesh and many more joined the summit. Caption: Mr. Md Shamsul Arefin, Secretary, Information and Communication Technology Division, Bangladesh addressing as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of The National HR Summit 2023, themed “HR Leadership for Smart Bangladesh 2041 organized by Daffodil International University.
The reputation of Daffodil International University (DIU) for its eco-friendly green campus has long since spread beyond the borders of the country to the international arena. Now, to consolidate that reputation, it has joined forces with eco-friendly transport bicycles. Daffodil International University has recently adopted a new program in a different way to encourage and accustom the university’s nearly 22,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty-staff to use bicycles as pollution-free vehicles. ‘RFL Bike’, a subsidiary of PRAN-RFL Group, is supporting the program by providing free 100 cycles. Dr. Masudur Rahman, Chairman, SME Foundation was present in the program as the chief guest while Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University was present as the guest of honour in today’s opening ceremony of bicycle popularization among DIU students. DIU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman presided over the program. Md. Mushtak Chowdhury, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ‘Pran Bike’ was present as the special guest in the event. The program was addressed by Md. Sharful Islam, Head of Marketing, RFL, RMILL & Bike and Abu Taher Khan, Project Director of Industrial Innovation Center (IIC) of DIU. While inauguration the program Chairman of the Daffodil University Board of Trustees. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan said, we want to make the DIU campus a pollution-free and environment-friendly campus only. We also want to develop the mindset of teachers, students and others staying here to be kind to the environment. We are hopeful that because of the education here, the students who pass out from here will work for a pollution-free human world for the rest of their lives. In this regard, he requested the support and cooperation of the policy makers of the state, conscious people of the society and others who are sympathetic to the environment and said that we are committed to make the Daffodil University campus a unique representative of the green campus in the world. Addressing as the special Guest – PRAN RFL COO Md. MostaqChowdhury said that apart from developing skilled and exemplary graduates, the fact that Daffodil University is joining the environmental protection movement which is undoubtedly commendable. The reputation of the charming green campus of this university has already spread to various places in the country and abroad. The addition of the bicycle as a pollution-free vehicle will give this campus a different dimension. He also said, we are proud and happy to be associated with this movement to create a pollution free environment at the green campus of Daffodil. PRAN-RFL Group has always been working for the environment. with specific and comprehensive programs in this regard. We remain committed to Daffodil’s involvement in various environmental and student-supporting activities in the future. He lauded the environmental movement of Daffodil University and urged its students to take a stand for Dharani, people and environment throughout their lives. In the Presidential speech, Professor Dr. M Lutfar Rahman said that Daffodil University is not only imparting philosophical knowledge to its students, but is also making efforts to develop them as complete human beings with ideals and overall consciousness. We are hopeful that the students of Daffodil will be able to make important contributions in changing the entire society in the future. After the inauguration ceremony, the students of DIU participated in a colorful bicycle rally organized on the campus. Caption: Dr. Masudur Rahman, Chairman, SME Foundation, Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, DIU Vice-Chancellor OF of Daffodil International University, Md. Mushtak Chowdhury, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ‘Pran Bike’ along with teachers and students of Daffodil International University at the inaugural ceremony of the Bicycle Popularization program among the students of Daffodil International University.
Tobacco addiction hinders the real growth potential of children, adolescents and the youth. There is no alternative to strengthening the tobacco control law to build a tobacco-free and developed nation. Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni MP said this on Tuesday (25 July) evening during a meeting with research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) at her official residence on Hare Road in Dhaka. She also expressed her total support in the ongoing amendment initiative of the tobacco control law taken by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. During the meeting, PROGGA and ATMA informed that currently the prevalence of tobacco use stands at 35.3 percent of the adult population (15 y/o and above). Tobacco-related deaths and diseases cost the economy dearly since the financial toll is much higher than the revenue generated from tobacco sector. Realizing the extent of tobacco’s devastation, the Honorable Prime Minister voiced her commitment to build a tobacco-free country by 2040 and accordingly provided the directive to bring time-fitting changes to the tobacco control law. Some of the proposals included in the draft amendment are eliminating Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) in all public places and public transports, banning the display of tobacco products, banning so-called corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of tobacco companies, banning the sale of loose tobacco products, banning the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and other vaping products and increasing the area allotted for graphic health warning (GHW) to 90 percent from existing 50 percent. The discussants of the event included Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Bangladesh Lead Policy Advisor, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), Senior Journalist Sukanta Gupta Alak, Mortuza Haider Liton, Convener, ATMA, Nadira Kiron, Co-convener, ATMA, Md. Monowar Hossein, Director, PROGGA and Md. Mehedi Hasan Program Officer, PROGGA.