Joy’s 52nd birthday celebrated in befitting manner

Publish: 8:11 PM, July 27, 2022 | Update: 8:11 PM, July 27, 2022

The 52nd birthday of Bangabandhu’s grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy and also ICT Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was celebrated today in a befitting manner.

Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and eminent nuclear scientist Dr MA Wazed Miah, played the pivotal role in setting the country’s crucial course being the beacon of ‘Digital Bangladesh’.

Different programmes, including discussions, webinars, tree plantation, cutting of cakes, doa mahfil and distribution of food among the destitute,  were arranged to mark his birthday.

Awami League and its associates and like-minded bodies organized various programmes to celebrate Joy’s birthday.

Awami Jubo League planted tree saplings on the premises of Mahanagar Natyamanch as part of its programmes to celebrate the birthday.

Doa mahfil was held after Asr prayers on the ground floor of Awami League’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office here. Cooked foods were also distributed after the prayers. Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil, general secretary of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, among others, was present.

Prayers were also arranged at mosques, temples, churches, pagodas and other places of warships all over the country marking the day.

A countrywide tree plantation programme was also held marking the birthday of Bangabandhu’s grandson.

Bangladesh Awami Swechasebak League arranged a cake-cutting ceremony at the auditorium of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) at Khamarbari here in the afternoon. Doa mahfil seeking sound health of Joy was also held there.

Awami League Joint General Secretary and Swechchhasebak League’s founding President AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Acting President of Awami Swechasebak League Gazi Mesbaul Hossain Shachchu and General Secretary Afzalur Rahman Babu were present at the programme.

Despite being born to a leading political family, Joy so far preferred a distinct course of action, unlike any conventional politician, to materialize the electoral pledge of the party that he belongs to and his mother Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leads to build a Digital Bangladesh.

Joy was a key figure in formulating the Awami League’s Vision 2021 manifesto, based on what the party was elected thrice to power at a stretch since 2008, according to media reports.

Being a member of Bangladesh’s most illustrious political family, Joy’s character largely reflects the qualities of his grandfather Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of independent Bangladesh.

A graduate of computer engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in the United States, Joy was born in 1971, coinciding with the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent nation. His father Dr MA Wazed Miah was an internationally reputed nuclear scientist.

Sajeeb Wazed attended boarding school in India, including St. Joseph’s College in Nainital and Kodaikanal International School in Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, according to Wikipedia.

He studied computer science at the University of Bangalore. Then, he was transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington in the United States where he graduated with a BSc in computer engineering.

Subsequently, Wazed attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he completed his Master’s in Public Administration.