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Cultural Celebration Day at AIUB

On the occasion of Foundation Day Celebration, the American International University Bangladesh's Foreign Students Association or also known as AFSA launched their Cultural Celebration Day on 8 November. This colourful event kicked off with the opening ceremony which was attended by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Zita Lamagna, Founder and Vice President Student Affairs Ms. Nadia Anwar, Director of Student Affairs Mr. Manzur H Khan, Director of Public Relation, Mr. Lutfar Rahman, AFSA Advisor, Mr. Niaz Majumdar and other faculty members. Each participating foreign student opened up their own booth displaying videos, traditional music instruments, posters, post cards, food in order to show their fellow Bangladeshi students a sense of where they came from. The crowd was immensely pleased as they savoured exotic food, entertained by dances performed by the Indonesian, Turkish and Palestinian students as well as Russian music played by a Russian student.

AFSA has members from Indonesia, Palestine, South Korea, North Korea, Nigeria, China, Russia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Turkey. they have been planning this exhibition for months and all the hard work has paid off with smiles and satisfaction from supporters and fellow AIUB students. Most of the students even asked for an extension saying that one day is not enough to learn about their International Students culture and background.

Visiting China

Photo: S.M Nurullah/Creative communications Ltd

YUNNAN University of Kunming, China and Confucius Institute at North South University, Bangladesh jointly invited six students of Bangladesh International Tutorial (B.I.T) under a scholarship programme to join a Fall Camp at Yunnan University, Kunming from 22 to 28 November.

These students will be traveling to China on an ongoing scholarship programme sponsored by the two universities to deserving students as a part of B.I.T's Chinese Language learning curriculum in the school. In addition, the school itself will offer scholarship to the students who will achieve outstanding results in the Chinese examination. The Fall Camp will include learning and experiencing Chinese Art and Culture, such as martial arts, instrumental music, tea ceremony, Chinese painting, ethnic songs of China, Chinese cooking, interaction with Chinese students and last but not least a visit to Stone Forest a popular tourist spot. The students are Rafia Rahim, Rumman Moyashir, Nishat Shyama, Nishat Shama, Sakib Ar Rahman, Ishtiaque Hossain will be accompanied by Mr. Ashrarf Hossain, Vice Principal and their Chinese Language Teacher Mr. Liu Hanyin.

Celebrating 14 Years

CUDS (Chittagong University Debating Society) celebrated its 14th Anniversary at its premise on November 11.

The programme was kicked off with the speeches of honorable guests where Dr. Mahbulbul Haque presided over the programme as chief guest, Professor department of Bangla and Moderator,CUDS and Adnan Mannan, Lecturer, Genetic and Bio-technology department; Badruddoza Jewel, Ex-president, CUDS; A.T.M Mohitul Islam president, CUDS and A.B.M Masud Bin Jamal Ex-General Secretary, CUDS were also present. Dr. Mahbulbul Haque in his speech put emphasis on debating programmes organised by CUDS in order to facilitate students for logic based intellectual practice.

A parliamentary debate show was performed by reputed debaters
that got huge appreciation, where Government bench was represented Masud Bin Jamal, Kawsar Mahmud and Bijoy, on the other hand, opposition bench was represented by Badruddoza Jewel, Khalid Saifullah and Faisal Hafiz Aubhi. Barowari debate competition with huge participation was arranged to let debaters come up with different themes on the given topic 'hariye jai' while Iqbal Hossain got the first prize and Moriom Jahan Sinthia and Sonia secured 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

Greenwich University Representative Visited DIIT

On November 13 a representative and academic collaborations Manager Peter Alan Smith from University of Greenwich visited Daffodil Institute of IT (DIIT).

Photo: DIIT

The representative attended a series of meetings with the management committee, faculty staff and students separately. The objective of his visit was to check the quality assurance (QA Visit) of University of Greenwich Programmes at DIIT. The representative expressed his satisfaction at the end of his visit. In this system of education, the students study the syllabus provided by the UoG, question papers are set and exam scripts are checked in the UoG and final exams are conducted by the British Council.

Farewell Reception

Department of Law of Premier University organised a farewell programme of the 8th batch and reception of the 16th batch on November 9 at the Engineers' Institution, Chittagong. The Chairman (in Charge) of law department, Tanzina Alam Chowdhury chaired the programme. The chief guest of the event was Professor Dr. Anupam Sen, Vice-Chancellor; Premier University.He distributed crests among the farewell students. Professor Md. Morshed Mahmud Khan, Ex-Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong was also present as the guest of honour. Among others, teachers and students of Premier University attended the programme



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