Mujib Olympiad, an international online quiz competition on the work and life of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be held on 25 June, the Information and Communication Technology Department announced on Tuesday.
The registration process for the competition has already begun, officials said during a press conference on the day.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for the ICT Division, inaugurated the competition during the conference.
The 'Mujib Olympiad: Bangabandhu and Bangladesh Practice' competition will take place on 25 June from 3pm to 11.59pm. Participants will be asked a total of 100 questions. The test must be completed within a specified one-hour period, according to information revealed at the press conference.
Officials said every participant will be provided with a different set of questions regarding the life and work of Bangabandhu. Winners will be decided on the basis of correct answers provided and the time taken. Each of the top ten winners will be awarded Tk1 lakh, or prizes of equivalent value.
Anyone from anywhere in the world can participate in the competition. However, a participant is allowed to take the quiz test only once.
The organisers of the competition hope that participating in the competition will be easy and enjoyable if participants read the three books written by Bangabandhu, ' The Unfinished Memoirs, ' 'The Prison Diaries,' and 'Amar Dekha Naya Chin,' and some basic books on the history of Bangladesh.
"The main objective of the Mujib Olympiad is to present the personal, political, and state life of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to the new generation," said State Minister Palak.
He added that an "in-depth analysis reveals Bangabandhu was an ideal and devoted politician, an ideal child, a responsible husband and father. At a young age, he became the centre of national politics and the Bangabandhu, the friend, close to the heart of the people of Bengal. His words and deeds still inspire us today."