Campus Report : State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak said, prospective and talented young generation will transform labour oriented economy of Bangladesh into a knowledge based economy. In association with JAICA, ICT Ministry will produce 30-50 thousand certified IT skilled professional within next 5 years, the minister informed. Appreciating the talent of our youth, he said, Bangladeshi youths have proved their performance in the global world achieving 2nd position in the IT Engineers Examinations attending for the first time. Junaid Ahmed Palak was addressing as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the “Program of Creating Awareness on Mobile Applications Development and Skills at national Level” held on Thursday at Daffodil International University (DIU) organized by Ministry of ICT. The minister said, the goal of the present government is to build knowledge and technology based digital Bangladesh and to implement this goal government has under taken long term “Vision 2021”. He said, 70 per cent of our total populations are youth who are below 35 years and have strong potentiality and prosperity. Palak said, to prepare the young generation to face challenges of 21st century and build self-reliant Bangladesh an individual ministry named as “Ministry of ICT” was formed by this government in 2011. He said these while addressing as the chief guest at the seminar on “Information Technology Engineers Examination” held today (January 30, 2014) at Daffodil International University Auditorium. Daffodil International University in association with Ministry of ICT, JICA, BDiTEC, and BCC organized this awareness seminar. Presided over by DIU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr M Lutfar Rahman, Md. Nazrul Islam Khan, Secretary, Ministry of ICT was present in the seminar as special guest. Hideo Hoya, Chief Advisor of JICA ITEE Project, Prof Dr SM Mahbub-ul Haque Mazumder, Dean, FSIT, SM Ashfaque Hussain, Executive Director of BCC addressed the seminar as the guests of honor. Dr Sheikh Amzad Hossain, Project Director of ITEE Management was the keynote speaker and highlighted the detail presentation and discussion on the content and preparations for the successful readiness of ITEE.