Muktopaath, the unique e-learning platform in Bangla language was bestowed with the PIB-Sohel Samad Memorial Award-2018 for its contribution to the information and communication technology sectors of Bangladesh. Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) organized the event at its seminar hall in the city’s Kakrail area on Wednesday.
The Muktopaath e-learning platform of the a2i program has opened up a new horizon in the field of mass media in this country. As a joint collaboration of PIB and a2i program, Muktopaath has provided the opportunity to avail journalism related training courses online.
Every year Muktopaath has the potential to train 600,000 migrants on different traits; 150,000 novice journalists on the basics of journalism; 350,000 primary school teachers and 400,000 secondary and high school teachers, trainers and education officers on different subjects and more than 10 million unemployed youth on different skill-based traits. Access to information in Bangladesh or a2i is a UNDP and USAID-supported Access to Information Program that is operated from the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh.
PIB Management Board Member and honorary Professor of DU Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Department Dr Shakhawat Ali Khan presided over the function where Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu spoke as the chief guest. Jatiya Press Club President Shafiqur Rahman was present as the special guest.
DU MCJ Department Chairman Kaberi Gayen, Editor of the Dainik Bhorer Kagoj Shyamal Dutta and PIB Director General Md Shah Alamgir addressed the function as guests of honor.a2i policy adviser Anir Chowdhury, chairman of Bangladesh Sangbad Pathak Samity Dewan Saidul Hasan and relative of late Sohel Samad news anchor Nifular Yasmin Karim spoke at the occasion.