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Online contest aims to hone skills of participants

Rashik Riasat | Published: June 17, 2020 22:05:49 | Updated: June 18, 2020 16:32:05

Online contest aims to hone skills of participants

Interactive Cares is holding yet another online contest amidst this dreaded quarantine. The lockdown has undoubtedly brought an immense amount of anxiety among all people. Nevertheless, many people are utilising this added free time in honing their skills. In fact, the social media is now filled with previously unspotted talents all over the country. In order to give these people a platform to showcase their talent and exude positive energy, Interactive Cares is bringing on an online contest called Interactive Talent Hunt Fest-2020.

Interactive Cares is the country's first ever cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) based platform for E-learning, health, mental health and legal service. They provide these services to customers through real time communication. Through their website, people can easily register and search experts for those four mentioned services. They can directly chat, voice call and video call with them. Moreover, there are virtual whiteboard, automated prescription system for the experts. This is completely new in the country. Through this, experts can serve individual or group irrespective of locations and time. In addition, experts can easily explain things to user by touching and using the whiteboard features on the screen. They can write things there to make the session easier. Automated prescription makes service easier for the doctors and patients. There is also open question asking platform where people can ask for their queries and get replies from the experts. They additionally get chance to academic resources like books, solutions, notes, creative illustrations and can download those free of cost. The official website is www.interactivecares.com.

The event will arrange contests on the following segments: Photography, music, meme, art and painting, article writing (Bangla), article writing (English), and poetry recitation (Bangla). Total prize money worth Tk 7,000 is allocated for the winners. Apart from this, awardees certificates, participation certificates, recognition, and huge networking opportunities are also to be provided.

On top of that, the total fund raised from the registration fee will be donated to the people affected by Covid-19. Fahim Shahriar Swapnil, CMO of the organising firm, encouragingly stated, "Enlighten your quarantine boredom by showing your skills and save a life with your donations during this pandemic."

The judge panel is filled with celebrities such as Prito Reza, Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, Miftah Zaman, and the like. There will be two rounds of each segment and three winners will get be awarded. The submitted contents will be marked based on both judges' gradings and social media reach. 75 percent of weightage will be given to judges' marks while the rest to social media reach. The submission deadline is on the June 23  and the results will be declared on July 04.

"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life is what stimulates a creative mind. Interactive Talent Hunt is where a creative mind should open up and spread color to this monotone", Chief Operating Officer Sultan Mohammad Jami beamingly shared.

The partners of this event include Analyzen as digital media partner, Bondstein as technology partner, LegalSeba as legal partner, New Age as online media partner, Bangla Radio 95.2 FM as radio partner, Easy Tunes as music partner, The Financial Express as the print media partner, etc.

The goals of this event are twofold: firstly, to shift people's minds from the anxiety and boredom of the quarantine to being productive and secondly, to help the Covid-19 stricken people financially. "Interactive Talent Hunt Fest was launched to sharpen the skills of young talents during this boredom time of quarantine. The fest serves both the purpose of charity and increasing the productivity of youth," Rare Al Samir, CEO of Interactive Cares stated.

The writer is a third-year student of BBA programme at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. He can be reached at rashikriasat404@gmail.com. The writeup is prepared with the help of Sadia Tahsin, a fourth-year student of BBA programme at North South University (NSU)

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