On the occasion of 6th founding anniversary of E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-Cab), 100 member organizations of it have been given
e-Commerce Movers Award for their cooperation in daily commodities, medicines, emergency services and humanitarian services during pandemic.
Organized by e-Cab to mark its anniversary, the event held at Purbachal Club in the capital on November 8.
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended as a chief guest and distributed the awards to the winners.
He said, ” During the coronavirus period, e-Cab has provided all necessary services to the citizens, and has become a constant companion of the city dwellers.”
E-Cab president Shomi Kaiser presiding at the event said, “During the pandemic, e-commerce sector has witnessed a turnover of Tk3,000 crore in eight months. At present, about one lakh deliveries are being completed every day, while it is creating 50,000 new employment opportunities.”
E-Cab member organizations have provided services to 60 lakh people, trained around 5,000 young entrepreneurs, and the overall digital transaction was worth Tk16,000 crore, she added.
Moreover, e-Cab awarded e-Commerce Movers Award to 12 individuals and 100 of e-Cab member organizations for special contributions during the Covid-19.
Also 30 more organizations also received special accolades from e-Cab.
At the event, E-Genius Hunt app was inaugurated by Zunaid Ahmed Palak. It is a digital talent search program based on the co-curricular activities of the students. On the occasion of Mujib Year, from 16 November to 16 December, students of schools and colleges will be able to participate in this competition through their creative activities using the app sitting at home and after the competition 1,000 students will be declared ‘e-geniuses’.
Palak in this regard said, “The students are being deprived of any extracurricular activities while sitting at home for past eight months. This is probably the first time that their extracurricular activities have been performed at home using technology.”
Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Mostafizur Rahman spoke to the event and informed that students will be able to participate in the competition through their songs, poems, paintings or writings using the app. He added, this is probably the first such competition in the country.
Secretaries of different ministries, senior secretaries and additional secretaries were also present at the event alongside e-Cab executive council members, members of various parliamentary standing committees, awardees, representatives of various organizations.