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60th JOTA, 21st JOTI kick off in 64 districts

Staff Correspondent     21st October, 2017 02:06:36 printer

60th JOTA, 21st JOTI kick off in 64 districts

The 60th Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA) and 21st Jamboree On-The-Internet (JOTI) kicked off in 64 districts across the country on Friday.


Bangladesh Scouts organised the two annual international events inspiring its members in cross-border networking utilising amateur radio and internet respectively.


The theme of the events was ‘60 Years Connecting Scouts’.


One hundred and sixty-nine members of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WSOM) simultaneously organised the events.


Bangladesh Scouts national commissioner and Disaster Management secretary Shah Kamal inaugurated the two-day event at a function held at Scouts Bhaban in the capital’s Kakrail area.


Bangladesh Scouts national commissioner Mohammad Mahsin, sub-commissioner Manirul Islam Khan, Amateur Radio Forum leader Sabbir Ahmed Sumon, among others, were present on the occasion.


 Railway ministry secretary Mofazzal Hossain, also a national commissioner of Bangladesh Scouts, chaired the occasion.


Bangladesh Scouts deputy director Moshiur Rahman said, “The jamborees were organised in 64 districts establishing base-station with strong connectivity.”


Scouts attended the cross border knowledge sharing session on the first day.


Each year, during the third week of October, scouts from around the world gather online to learn about other cultures. Scouts of other countries participate in various activities.