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Charity Concert @ ULAB Reaching out to the Flood Affected

The 'Concert for the Flood Victims' on 11 August at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh was an effort to raise funds and also to create mass awareness through music for the flood affected people of the country. The concert was organised in the university auditorium by all 14 clubs in ULAB and a students' publication called 'Liberal Youth'. Channel - i and Radio Today joined ULAB as media partners.

There was a crowd of more or less 300 people at ULAB to enjoy an attractive band line up like Dolchut, Hyder Husyn, Black, Shironaamhin, Arbovirus, Metalmaze, Mohakaal, Prachir, U-Turn, Fear and Rexup Avenue. But it came as a surprise to the audience when Prof. Imran Rahman sang two songs which were originally sung by the 'Beatles' and that really entertained the audience. Prof Imran, who is the Head of the Dept. of BBA at ULAB, is also a member of the famous Bangladeshi band 'Renaissance'.

Other than the students from many institutions in Dhaka, also the faculties of ULAB and many guests were present in the concert. Some of them came forward to participate in this charitable event with their donations. Mr. Ali Arsalan, Country Manager of Ecom Agro Industrial Corp. Ltd. donated Tk. 10,000 while Shamim, a Singapore-based Bangladeshi student, donated 100 US dollars.

The programme started off at 1.30 in the afternoon and continued till 8.30 in the evening. The audience was in a jovial mood throughout the afternoon dancing and singing with the songs like “din baari jae….”, “ ami faisa gechi…” “Haashimukh” “roder bhetor rode…” and many more. But the eyes of the same audience filled with water when the organizers showed a touching documentary on the ordeals of the flood affected people.

The proceedings of the event will be donated to the Thangamara Mohila Shamiti in Rangpur along with the money donated by the faculties at ULAB which is equivalent to their one day's salary. The campus publication 'Liberal Youth' also collected clothes for this purpose.

BRAC University Indoor Games

BU MBA Forum successfully organised the Indoor Games Competition on 7th August, 2007. BU Pro VC Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Dean BBS Professor Iftekhar Ghani Chowdhury, Director of MBA Program Professor Mojib U. Ahmed, General Secretary MBA Forum Mr. Md. Zakaria Zaman and some students were present on that occasion. In all, 30 Masters level students participated in Chess, Carom and Table Tennis events. MBA students Mr. Mizanur Rahman, Mr. Irfhan Ahmed, Mr. Ehsanul Haq, Mr. Mahmudul Hasan and other enthusiastic voluntary workers worked hard to make this completion successful. BRAC Business School Faculty and Advisor of the MBA Forum Mr. Khaleq Newaz supervised the competition.

Rajat Kanti Deb Barman
AGS Publication
MBA Forum, BRAC University

DU Social Sciences Faculty Building

Rakib Ahammed

The long cherished dream of students and teachers of Social Science Faculty of Dhaka University (DU) for a separate academic building is going to come true. The vice-chancellor of the university Prof SMA Faiz unveiled the foundation stone of the building located between Madhu's Canteen and DU Central Mosque on July 30. The 12-storied structure on 23,000 square feet ground will be completed in two phases. In the first phase, only two floors will be completed within the next 18 months and in the second phase, the rest 10 floors will be built.

According to the plan, the ground floor would be kept reserved for car parking, kitchen, pantry, guard room and store room. The dean's office, journal publication room, cyber centre, Gha unit's admission control room, teachers' lounge, girls' common room, three class rooms for students and a 200-seat modern auditorium will be built on the first floor and classroom, seminar room, teachers' room, computer lab, and department office room for different departments will be located on the third floor. The examination hall of the faculty will be located on the top floors. A special lift would be available for the handicapped students.

DU VC said that a separate building for the social science faculty was an expectation of all concerned for many years, which will finally see the light of the day. He expressed hope that classroom crisis of social science and arts faculties will come to an end once the construction work of the building will be finished. Between Dhaka University Centre for Student Union (DUCSU) building and the university central library, a well-decorated garden including a walkway would be created. For this purpose, however, some very old and big trees were cut down earlier, which created dissatisfaction among the students.

(Dept of Mass Communication and Journalism.3rd year)

Corporate presentation of BATB held at Commerce Faculty of CU

M A Samad Hemal

Every single month Commerce Faculty of the University of Chittagong organizes seminars, workshops or corporate presentation inviting business leaders from the corporate world. This month on August 1, Commerce Faculty of CU invited British American Tobacco-a leading multinational company to share some of the corporate culture.

The day-long programme was organised to facilitate both business graduates of CU and BATB looking for better opportunities to amplify their values and career.

The programme kicked off at 11 am with the welcome speech of Dr. M A Taher, professor and chairman of the department of Management Studies. Mr. K M Shahed, head of HR of BATB was present there as chief guest while Mr. Soumen Mitra, Regional Manager(Trade&Distribution) and Mr. Jamil U. Ahmed Choudhury, area leaf manager from BATB were also present there as special guest. Professor K M Golam Mohiuddin, Dean of Commerce Faculty of CU presided over the session while respective chairpersons of different departments of Commerce Faculty and a good number of teachers and students were present.

At the very outset, M A Samad Hemal and Aftab Uddin of MBA of Management Studies Department, presented the BBA and MBA programmes of CU before the audience. They tried to let the audience know how CU is moulding their business graduates and how the business graduates are proving to be competitive in the corporate world.

Afterwards Mr. K M Shahed, head of HR of BATB presented HRM practice, corporate culture, career objective, organisational behavior and competitive advantage of their organisation. After the successful presentation there was a question-answer session which turned out to be extremely interesting.

The programme came to an end at 3 pm . The event would help create a common platform for the corporate world and the business graduates of CU to reach their common goals.

Dept. of Management Studies
University of Chittagong.

Drama `Sonkranti' staged at CUET

Mahadi Hasan

The students of Electrical and Electronic Department of Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) staged a drama named `Sonkranti' on 31 July. The play is written by famous dramatist Mamun-or-Rashid.

Shamu directed the play while Orpon Dev played the role of `Gapur'. Other characters were done by Tonny (Bedana), Sohag (Lala), Nazrul (Akbar), Mithun (Sofar), Nahid (Aijul mian), Rasel (Talukdar), Arif (Momraj ka), Real (Moti), Shobon (puthi reader), Hasan (master), Fayeem (bayai), Nobin (Golap bhai), Diman (Suruj Ali), Sarwar (Jamai), Faisal and Monis (villager).

(Writer is the CUET correspondent of Prothom Alo. maccuet@gmail.com)

47th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

Aminul Islam

The 47th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh was observed in a befitting manner on August 18. Various programmes were taken up by the BAU authorities to mark the day. The programmes included a colourful rally on the BAU campus attended by teachers, students, officials and employees and other socio-cultural organizations of BAU, children's painting and essay competition, voluntary blood donation organized by Bhadan, tree plantation and releasing of fish fry, offering special prayers and laying foundation stone of BAU Gate. Vice-Chancellor of BAU Prof. Dr. Musharraf Hossain Mian inaugurated the programme.

Among others Convener of Dean Council Prof. Dr. Bazlur Rashid, Students Affairs Adviser Prof. Nazmul Hasan and BAU Registrar Nazibur Rahman also spoke on the occasion. The BAU authorities also distributed relief materials among the flood victims.

Youth Participation for Development

Snigdha Madhuri

“Be Seen, Be Heard: Youth Participation For Development”-with this slogan

National Federation of Youth Organizations in Bangladesh observed “International Youth Day-2007” at the auditorium of Business Faculty, University of Dhaka, on 12th August.

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Dhaka, Prof. S.M.A Faiz was the chief guest and the programme was presided over by Masud Mannan, acting president, National Federation of Youth Organizations in Bangladesh.

Prof. Faiz said in his speech that youth is the driving force in our country and the young generation can play a vital role in taking the nation forward. There are enormous opportunities before the youth, so they have to prepare themselves through developing their skills.

The programme was organised by YES Bangladesh Country Network, Bangladesh Association Of Young Researcher (BAYR), Youth Forum On ICT Development and Bangladesh Association For Social Advancement.

Seminar on drinking water disinfection at IUT

A seminar was held recently in Islamic University of Technology (IUT). The title of the seminar, organised by IEEE Student Branch, IUT, was “Drinking water disinfection for rural areas and for emergency using solar energy”.

Tahmid Latif
Final Year Student, EEE Dept. and
Chairman, IEEE Student Branch, IUT



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