Around 900 students from different schools in Rangpur participated in the regional National High School Programming Contest (NHSPC) arranged at Begum Rokeya University Rangpur on 14th March 2017. To create a programming awareness among the school children, the ICT Division of Bangladesh has been arranging this camp since the last two years.
However, the contest was categorized into two parts: programming and quiz. 69 participants were announced as winners who were handed over certificate and medal by Md. Shorfuddin Ahmed Jhontu, Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation and Md. Saiful Rahman Saif, the additional superintendent of Police, Rangpur.
The vice-chancellor of the university Professor Dr. A.K.M Nur-un-Nabbi encouraged the participants with his good words and urged them to be the leaders of the digital world.
The ICT Division of Bangladesh Government has arranged this initiative for its third time to popularize computer programming among the school children. The winners from the regional contests will participate in the National contest and after a series of selection from there; the students will be awarded to participate in the International Informatics Olympiad.
Bangladesh Open Source Network is the implementation partner while Code Marshal is the judging partner of National High School Programming Contest 2017.