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‘Incentives for research, creative work for youths must’

Published : 27 Nov 2021 10:31 PM | Updated : 28 Nov 2021 01:31 PM

Incentives for research and creative work for the new generation must continue to encourage them, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid.

“Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council is funding on project-based research work. Besides, the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources is providing internship opportunity to students to familiarise them with the work environment,” he said. 

The State Minister came up with the assertion while speaking as the chief guest at the Academic Awards Ceremony of meritorious students of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) on Saturday. IUB organised the function at its auditorium in the campus. 

Nasrul Hamid said, “With the advent of grassroots electricity, the scopes of economic activities of the people and their income have increased. Bangladesh is developing rapidly. The United Nations (UN) has adopted a resolution to upgrade Bangladesh from a Least Developed Country (LDC) category to a developing country.”

“Today's youth will implement the vision given to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh by 2041. The new generation needs to be mentally prepared from now on by coordinating with the developed world,” he added. 

The state minister also highlighted the possibility of renewable energy in Bangladesh. Highlighting the importance of installing solar and net metering system on the roof of IUB, he said that if needed, SREDA (Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority) will help here.

Some 788 meritorious students in Spring, 423 in the Summer and 572 in the Fall semester of the university have received the academic awards.