Awardees have potential to transform society: JBYA jury

City Desk :
The star-studded jury panel of the Joy Bangla Youth Award, the initiative to recognise nationwide young social change makers, sees the urge and potential among the awardees to transform the country as well as the planet.
Echoing the relevance of the Joy Bangla Youth Award-2021 furthered by the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence, Bangladesh Liberation War Museum Trustee Mofidul Hoque said, “The award has made us optimistic. Let youths carry forward the legacy of independence, the ideals of Bangabandhu, and the development of Bangladesh. That is what I expect of them in this 50th year of the country’s independence.”
This is the first time Hoque has joined the Joy Bangla Youth Award (JBYA) Jury Board, reports UNB.
“The best thing I have felt about this award is that the youths have their deepest urge to ensure the freedom of humanity and the freedom of society. Some are working on technology and taking the benefit of that technology to people. On the other hand, some initiatives are working in remote areas. They may be small in scale but big in essence. In a nutshell, it made us optimistic,” he added.
The Joy Bangla Award takes inspiration from the war cry of the 1971 Liberation War.
Like previous years, the fifth installment of the award received entries from the entire country, said the organizer Young Bangla, the secretariat of the Centre for Research & Information (CRI).
Around 700 organizations applied for the award from across the country.
Entrepreneur Sharmishta Roy said, “It’s a great experience to be part of the jury. We have got so many young talents that it’s hard to predict what milestones these youths will help the country reach. Through this award, the organizers are imbuing young hearts with the confidence and inspiration that will contribute not just to the country but to the world as well.”
The award, conferred every two years, is now being given out after a year to coincide with the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence.