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MMC students on a trip to India

Aminul Islam with KM Nahid-ul-Haque

A group of medical students from Bangladesh joined 18th bi-ennial World congress of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear Weapons (IPPNW) held in New Delhi from 7th to 11th March. IPPNW is a Nobel laureate organization for Peace, established in 1985.

Before the congress, students took part in a Peace March from March 2 to March 5 with the slogan "No More Nuke: We Want Peace." The rally started from Wagah Border to Raj Ghat in New Delhi. The march continued for four days. Youth Minister of India joined the peace march.

A total of 200 Medical students from 12 countries like Bangladesh, India, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Australia, Nepal, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mongolia, Sweden and Ecuador participated in the peace march. The students also participated in a students congress from March 7 to March 8.

A total of 12 students including five 5th year students of Mymensingh Medical College (MMC) from Bangladesh participated in the peace march and the congress. The students' team led by Nahid-ul-Haque, National Students Representative (NSR), also a fifth year student of MMC was guided by Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan, Associate Professor of Pathology Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Dr. AKM Salek, President and General Secretary of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Bangladesh (PSR-B). The 12 medical students who attended the congress were KM Nahid-ul-Haque, Amit Kumar Tarafder, Md. Shamim Chowdhury, Mofizul Islam Bulbul, Md. Shafayet Rahman, Moshiur Rahman Khasru, Faisal Ahmed, Shah Alam, Md. Faisal Islam, Md. Shovon Islam, Md. Biplob and Fazle Rabbi.

The main congress was inaugurated by Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari. Co-President of IPPNW among others were also present on the occasion.

The activities
A workshop on violence in South Asia was organized by PSR-B at VP House in New Delhi. Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan focused on the prevailing violence in South Asia, causes of violence and what could be its remedy.

On 10th March, a South Asian Regional meeting was also held at the VP House. Delegates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh were present at the meeting. KM Nahid-ul-Haque discussed the students' movements in Bangladesh. Delegates from other countries also described their own country activities.

The IDPD also organized a poster exhibition on the issue of the congress. It was participated by all the member countries except India. Nepal won the first prize and Bangladesh gained the second position while Japan and Australia jointly got third prize. Dr. Bawa and Dr. Chawla of India distributed the prizes.

The Medical students visited Christian Medical College (CMC) in Ludhiana in India. They also held an interactive session with students of CMC. Later they visited the Dayanand Medical College (DMC) from CMC. The team also met with the teachers and students of DMC. Then the team left Ludhiana for Ambala city.

The students also visited Swarna Mandir (Golden Temple), a holy place for Sikh People at Amritsar. The students held a discussion with the teachers and students of Govt. Medical College of Amritsar. They discussed about the aims and objectives of the movement and the role of medical students in the peace process.

(KM Nahid-ul-Haque is a fifth year student of MMC)

ISD stdent excels

Isabella Laws from Grade 9 of International School Dhaka (ISD) received a gold medallion from the University of NSW for her English results in the Standard Assessment that took place recently.

Professor Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor of the Independent University of Bangladesh, presented the medalliuon to Isabella at the bookstore, Words and Pages.

Schools from across the subcontinent and the Middle East took part in this competition and there were over 400,000 entrants with only 88 medallions being awarded.

Seminar on Career Planning @ KUET

A seminar on career planning was held at Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) in collaboration with HUAWEI Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd., a leading telecom solutions provider in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh HUAWEI has already achieved 100% market share in NGN technology. More over, it is serving all the mobile operators like BTTB, Rangs Tel, NTC, DTCL, Peoples Tel, Bangla Phones & SIL etc.

The Director of Students Welfare (DSW) of KUET inaugurated the ceremony. Mr. Asif (HRM of HUAWEI Bangladesh Ltd), Mr. Jasim, Mr. Faisal and Mr. A. Rashid along with other officials formed the HUAWEI team for the seminar. Ex- KUETian Mr. Jasim was the team leader of HUAWEI. The presentations by the HUAWEI team were very interesting and informative. The questions and answers session after the presentations was very lively.

Prof. Dr. M M A Hashem, head of the CSE dept; Prof. Dr. Md. Nurunnabi Mollah, Head of EEE; Prof. Dr. Osman Goni, Head of ECE; Prof. Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, EEE and other faculty members along with the faculty Dean Prof. Dr. B. C Ghosh were present at that ceremony.

Library equipped by RUET students

RU correspondent:
Students of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) equipped a library by themselves at 303, Shahidul Islam hall of RUET, recently. They have named the library “Shaheed Engineer library.”

The library has been equipped with 170 books on Physics, Computer programming, and Mathematics required for higher education. 120 books out of these were purchased and the rest were donated for the library by students. Any student can collect these books by paying three taka to the management funds of the library.

Dhrubo Rahman, Akram Hossain, Shuvo Basak, Shontos Gossami, Abid Ahmed, Rakibul Hasan, Utpal Poddar, Bappy and others planned the formation of the library. While the institutional library can only provide departmental books, this library can help students widen their horizon and acquire knowledge on diverse but relevant topics. This library will also cut down the costs that students have to bear for purchasing such books.

Student Counselling Week by DUMC ends

Abir Hossain

The “Student Counseling Week” organized by Dhaka University Management Club comes to a successful close. To make the pathway of graduation a little bit easier for the freshers, DUMC took the initiative of organizing a week long student counseling session from 8th march to 13th march. The final year students shared their experience and provided guidance to the freshers. Nearly hundred students of both 13th and 14th batch from Department of Management Studies, University of Dhaka, received counseling in this week.

3rd AIUB Debate Week 2008

American International University Bangladesh has taken the initiatives to arrange the 3rd AIUB Debate Week 2008, which is going to be an exclusive national event comprising of two large competitions (in Bangla & English). The debate championship will be held in British Parliamentary format. 40 teams from 25 different universities are expected to participate in the event. The initial rounds of the competition will be held on 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of April. The final round will be held on 14th April, the very first day of Bangla year 1415. There will be also a two daylong debate workshop for the students of secondary and higher secondary levels.

Sustain ideals of liberation war

Hasan Saimum Wahab

The War of Liberation was fought with an ideal and it was to establish a secular, democratic, equitable and free society. The younger generation who are now leaders in various spheres of life or are studying at schools, colleges and universities should be aware of the spirit of liberation. This will help them to implement those ideals in order to establish an enlightened society competent enough to face the challenges of the 21st century.

The seminar titled “Thoughts of 71 & Spirit of Liberation War”, was held at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at its Baridhara campus. The speakers at the event recalled the days of inhuman torture of freedom fighters, the ideals of our liberation war and the background of fighting for a separate homeland.

The eminent personalities and liberation heroes present in the seminar including National Professor Kabir Chowdhury, former Chief of Army General Shafiullah, Professor Muntasir Mamun of Dhaka University; journalist-writer Mr. Shariar Kabir and Sculptor-freedom fighter Ms Ferdousi Priobhashini, spoke on various aspects of liberation war. IUB Vice Chancellor Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury made the inaugural speech and the speakers were introduced by Dr. Nadim Jahangir, Director-in-Charge of School of Business which organized the seminar.

Prof Kabir Chowdhury recalled the role of teenagers, women, day labourers and cultivators in the war of liberation. General Shafiullah who was the Sector Commander during the liberation war stressed upon the necessity of recording the correct history of liberation war for the younger generation. Prof Muntasir Mamun narrated his personal experience of the days of army oppressions as a young man and stated that the ideals of the freedom movement was to establish liberal democracy. Shahriar Kabir called upon all to contribute for establishing the ideals of liberation and keep the state and the religion separate. Ms Ferdousi narrated what inhuman torture she had to undergo at the hands of Pakistani Army.

Celebration of World Rotaract Week on SUST Campus

Ziaur Rahman

World Rotaract Week and 40th anniversary of Rotaract was celebrated at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), on 10-16 March, organized by Rotaract Club of Shahjalal University. The Rotaract Club set up a Rotaract Stall on the campus to mark the occasion, which was open for all to know about Rotary and Rotaract. The stall was opened by Jamil Ahmed Chowdhury, Registrar of SUST and Prof. Dr. Anwara Khatun, immediate past President, Rotary Club of Jalalabad on 9 March. University teachers, officers, students and Rotaractors from various Rotaract clubs from all over the country were present in the event. Toslim Zaman Noyon, District Rotaract Representative (DRR) of Bangladesh, Foysol Karim Munna, Regional Representative of Sylhet, visited the stalls. Humayun Kabir, President of Rotaract Club of Shahjalal University led the event.

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