The prize giving ceremony of vision-2021 was held in Nilphamari central Sheed Minar premises at 10am on Tuesday morning.
Like the previous years, Vision-2021 arranged a rhyme and poetry writing competition in Nilphamari.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended the programme as the chief guest.
Among others, Professor Abdul Abu Sayeed, educationist and president of Bishwa Sahitya Kendro, Emdadul Haque Milon, editor of Dainik Kaler Kantho, actress Nusrat Emroj Tisha, Asraful Islam, former national team cricketer attended the ceremony as special guests.
Around 22,434 students of 421 educational institutions took part in the competition. Among them, 457 were selected the best composer.
The winners were awarded a five hundred taka prize bond, a certificate and a crest.
Professor Abdul Abu Sayeed said, “I am very happy to attend this programme. The beautiful faces of the kids are telling me that they will carry the country to the highest peck of success. I am surprised to read their creative writings.”
Milon said, “The crowd of children is really praiseworthy. Their spontaneous rhyme and poetry indicate the bright feature of the nation.”
Sujon Borua said, “We have to give more importance on children’s future. We, the guardians, should not pressurize the children. Only then their talent will be flourished.”
Contacted,Wadud Rahman, coordinator of Vision-2021 of Nilphamari, told the Bangladesh Post: “Vision-2021 works to the root level of society. We have tried our level best to find out the dormant talent of the children. To fulfill the target, more than 600 volunteers have worked here. We hope we will continue the activities in future.”