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     Volume 2 Issue 65 | April 20 , 2008|


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Mesmerizing Performance by Master Illusionist Ali Raj

Ali Raj captivated the audience on the occasion of the 5th Foundation Anniversary of Cadet College Club on 12th April with a spellbinding performance. Ali Raj introduced illusion acts such as Modern Art of Illusion, Levitation on Pole with special effects and pyrotechnics for the first time in Bangladesh. He has previously achieved fame with his magical performances in Turkey, Dubai, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China and many other countries.

Seminar on HIV/AIDS Awareness at ASA University Bangladesh

Trust for Social Development' organized a HIV/ AIDS awareness seminar at ASA University Bangladesh on March 22, 2008. The event, supported by Standard Chartered Bank, was participated by 200 university students. The programme was aimed at raising HIV/AIDS awareness among the young student community, as well as to inspire them to be proactive in HIV/ AIDS prevention related activities.

Prof. Mainuddin Khan, the Vice Chancellor of ASA University inaugurated the seminar. Earlier, Mr. Luthfur R. Choudhury, the Chief Executive of 'Trust for Social Development,' welcomed the students and faculty guests and explained TSD's HIV/AIDS programs involving young people at different universities. M. Shah Masud Imam, Head of Corporate Affairs, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, spoke about the bank's global campaign on HIV prevention - “Let's Fight HIV Together.”

Prof. Dr. Tareq M.R.Chowdhury, Dean, ASA University Bangladesh, also spoke on the occasion.

Rotarian Ahmed Farooque of Rotary Bangladesh facilitated the technical sessions. Dr. Hashrat Ara Begum, Marie Stops Clinic society, and Dr. Ganthimathi Jayaraman, the health delegate of Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, participated in the technical sessions.

Inter University drama Festival 2008

The Inter University drama Festival 2008 began on 12 April and will continue till 24 April at Jatiyo Nattyashala Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The plays will start everyday at 6.30 in the evening. The participating teams are Jahangirnagar University, East West University, American international University Bangladesh, University of Libertal Arts Bangladesh, Independent University Bangladesh and Bangladesh Shilpakala. IUB Theatre organizes the drama festival in collaboration with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The programme was supported by Stamford English Department Drama Soceity. Radio Foorti is the radio partner of the event.

DELL Inter-semester debate concludes

Asif Iqbal Chowdhury

The month-long inter-semester debate competition organised by the Department of English Language & Literature (DELL), Premier University, came to an end on 5th March 2008. Eight teams, each consisting of three participants, took part in the competition. The team from the fifth semester led by Fariha Syed clinched the winning trophy after defeating the seventh semester team in the final.

The topic of the final was: "Corruption is the only obstacle to the overall development of the country." The winning team included Fowzia Sultana, Jebun Nahar and Fariha Syed; while the runner up team comprised of Sadaf Iqbal, Ambar Haroon and Ishrat Jahan Nipa. All the participants received fabulous prizes in the event. Fifth semester team leader Fariha Syed deservingly received the best debater award.

Dr Prof Anupam Sen, the Vice Chancellor of the university, was the chief guest of the event while Mr.Sadat Aman Khan inaugurated the occasion. Eighth semester students - Asif Iqbal Chowdhury and Rajib Sinha were the co-coordinators of the entire programme.

RU AIS Department Holds Freshers' Reception


Accounting and Information Systems (AIS) department of Rajshahi University (RU) accorded a reception to the new batch of Honors students under 2007-08 session and bade farewell to the students who have completed masters degree under 2001-02 session.

The program was held at the RU Kazi Nazrul Islam auditorium with dept. chairman Professor Dr. Priyabrata Paul in the chair. RU Pro-VC Prof. Mammununul Keramat was present on the occasion as the chief guest. Dean of Business Studies Faculty Prof. Md. Omar Ali addressed the event as the special guest. Some representatives from the new batch and outgoing students also addressed the program. The program ended with a cultural function.

Movie Festival at Khulna University

Rifat Munim Dip

35 mm- the KU Movie Club organized a four-day long movie festival lasting from the 2nd to the 5th of March at the auditorium of the second academic building. This is the fourth show since their inception on 12th of September 2006. With the theme, 'Dreams Painted on the Frame', this festival was organized exclusively for the juvenile viewers. About the motto of the theme, the members said that they had been thinking of it for long, because it is really great to open up a world of dreams to the children and reach out the vastness of their imagination. Besides, this is for the first time they moved beyond the campus boundary and went on campaigning in the major schools of Khulna to bridge the gap between varsity students and local ones studying in schools or colleges.

The festival kicked off with the children classic, Duratto (Distance) by Morshedul Islam followed by Steven Spielberg's E. T. (Extra Terrestrial). On the second day was screened the Irani classic, Children of Heaven followed by the animation, Meet the Robinsons. The third day was special with a workshop conducted by the members themselves with a view to conveying their movie related thoughts and knowledge to the freshers. Muttasir Hasan Dip, the Co-ordinator of the present committee sketched a brief outline of the history of photography and movie while Zubair Hossain, another devoted activist, talked about the technological developments of this industry including animation, special effect, music etc.

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