VC AIUB awarded Presidential
Awards for Filipino Individualse
DR. Carmen Z Lamagna, the Vice Chancellor of American International University-Bangladesh was one of the awardees of the 2006 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. The award ceremony was held in Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines on Dec. 7, 2006. Awards were conferred by Her Excellency Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the President of the Philippines.
The prestigious Presidential Awards was launched in 1991 and is held every 2 years. The awards program is intended to give recognition to individuals or organizations that contribute to Philippine development and progress, or promote the interests of Overseas Filipino communities. The awards are also given to Filipinos overseas who have distinguished themselves in their profession and have brought honor to the Filipino people.
The 2006 honorees were selected from 158 nominations from 20 countries by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates in these countries.
Dr. Lamagna delivered the acceptance speech on the said occasion on behalf of the 48 awardees. She talked about nationalism transcending borders, "I used to question my friends and relatives who, before me, chose to work abroad and leave their families behind. Later, I came to realize that it was the Filipino spirit of "sikap and tiyaga" (diligence, hardwork and perseverance) embedded in us by our heroic forefathers that has brought us to distant shores.
Never mind the pain of separation, never mind the uncertainties and risks, for as long as there is a job available somewhere that one could perform with dignity, the most important thing was and continues to be, that one could eventually return home to the Philippines a little better off than before and with a newly-found sense of achievement in having done our best."
Farewell and orientation programme at Darul Ihsan University
The Farewell and the Orientation program of Dept. of English Language and Literature, Darul Ihsan University was held on December 13, The event was held at the Russian Cultural Centre, Dhanmondhi.
The Students and teachers brought out a colourful rally from the Campus, a few minutes' walk from the program venue. The rally was a well attended one by teachers and students.
Among the honorable guests were Professor Monirul Haque, Vice Chancellor of DIU, Professor Nazmul Alam, Head of the Department of English, MA Rashid Khan, Treasurer of DIU, Professor KM Mohsin and others.
Professor Nazmul Alam welcomed the freshers in his inauguration speech.
Cultural programs were presented from time to time throughout the program, including Islamic songs, poetry recitation, Chorus etc. It was a very enjoyable event. the participants really deserves appreciation.
For the Freshers, the experience of this will surely remain as a huge inspiration for their lives ahead. And for the outgoings, it will remain a every unforgettable memory.
Seminar on Media and Politics at Stamford University
The Journalism and Media Studies department of the Stamford University Bangladesh (SUB) hosted a seminar on the relationship between the Media and Politics. The event titled ' Media and Politics: Old Habits and New Reality'. The programme was held on January 10 at the Stamford University, Dhanmondi campus.
The keynote paper was presented by Dr. Ali Reaz. MD. Samshul Islam, Head of the Journalism and Media Studies department, (SUB), Professor Naimul Islam Khan, Dr. Jafar Selim, and other faculty members were also present at the occasion.
Victory Day celebrations at Atish
Dipankar University of Science & Technology
Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology (ADUST) arranged a Cultural event to celebrate the Victory Day. The event was held at the BIAM auditorium on December 22. The programme featured songs, drama, poem, recitation and dance performed by the students.
Chief Guest of the event was Professor Dr Anwara Begum, Vice Chancellor, ADUST.
The whole event was organised by the students. Among them Sukanta, Nadim, Titu, Shovo, Kabir, Mehedi, Murad, Hares, Asma, Shamila and Sumon are worth mentioning.
The songs, drama, dance and poem recitation was done by Nancy, Sabbir, Asad, Royal, Promith, Mita, Bipu, Tuli, Sonia, Reshma, Mujib, Saiful and others.
Northern University Bangladesh to build permanent campus
A signing ceremony was held between Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) and Estate Developer Bangladesh Ltd to inaugurate the construction of its permanent campus.
The event was held at the China Bangladesh Friendship Conference Center. The campus will be situated at Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka. It will be a 18 storied building. The chief guest of the event was M Abu Bakar Siddique, Treasurer and acting Vice Chancellor NUB and special guest was Md. Faizul Bari, Managing Director of Estate Developer Bangladesh Ltd.
Distribution of warm clothes
The current cold spell has brought in its wake untold sufferings to the people of many parts of Bangladesh. Last Wednesday a pleasant and welcome surprise was waiting for the people of villages Punshohi, Morash, and Baraidi of Gazipur district when a team with help suddenly presented itself at the villages. Korotoa Health and Education Society(KOHEDS) distributed warm clothes among the poorest people of these areas. The materials offered included blankets, sweaters, trousers, shirts and baby wear. A team of KOHEDS lead by its vice president A.S.M Sarwar Uddin and executive director Md. Salah Uddin distributed warm clothes among the members of 125 families of the villages. KOHEDS has similar plans to cover other parts of the country like Manikgonj, Nagarbari, Saidpur, Panchagar, Sirajgonj, Rajbari, (riverside) etc.
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