To Make a Difference
Thanks Elita Karim, for her inspiring article titled, 'Painting the streets Yellow, Again' published in the last issue of Star Campus. Bangladesh is an over populated country, which also suffers a great deal from poverty. Here a lot of children live in inhuman conditions in slums or streets. These children are deprived of their very basic rights of food, clothes and education. Under these circumstances, the initiative taken by Korvi Rakshand to form Jaago Foundation to help out underprivileged children, demands a lot of appreciation. I believe, if more and more students come forward with such extraordinary initiatives like Jaago Foundation, it can make a huge difference and it will also let us create a better Bangladesh.
University of Chitttagong, Chittagong.
Innovation at Work
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I have been following the Feed Board section of the Star Campus lately, and I noticed a number of students have written feeds/letters here about outrageous traffic jams all over the city. The menace of traffic jam is costing us dearly in terms of both money and time. Plus, as we remain stuck in gridlocks for hours, it also increases our mental stress level. I think, we should look for alternative mode of transports other than the regular buses, cars and rickshaws. Bicycle can be a very good mode of transport, which can effectively reduce traffic jams on streets. By riding bicycles we can take even the narrowest of lanes during rush hours to avoid long tailbacks of vehicles on major roads. Riding bicycles is good for our health and environment as well. It's about time that we become innovative to resolve our day to day problems.
University of Dhaka, Dhaka.
For The Sake of Tourism
Bangladesh has always been famous for its natural beauty. The country has a number of scenic tourist spots which attract thousands of tourists from both home and abroad. Of all the famous travel destinations in Bangladesh, the Cox's Bazar sea beach is the most popular one. Every year the government earns a lot of revenue from the tourism sector. It is good news that some very high quality hotels have been built in Cox's Bazar over the past few years. Although these hotels maintain international standards, they often do not have any skilled guides who can help the foreign tourists to explore the beauty of the beach city. I believe, if these acclaimed hotels appoint enough skilled guides for their guests, the number of foreign tourists visiting Bangladesh will increase greatly in the future.
East West University, Dhaka.
Knowing Our Roots
The Post Campus last week on Pahela Agrahayan and Nabanna, which also happens to be the old Bengali New Year's Day, was a superb one. The season of Hemanta (Late Autumn) has always been a very special time in the agricultural society of Bangladesh. It was wonderful to know about the history behind the introduction of present Bengali New Year's Day by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. It was rightly put in the article that with green fields becoming white with Kash flowers, the villages of Bangladesh seems to be a paradise on the Earth. Though our lives have become very hectic in cities, farmers in rural Bangladesh still celebrate the Nabanna Utshab by cooking delicacies with newly husked rice. Asrar Chowdhury, the writer of the Post Campus has correctly said, if we are to know our history, then we should know about our roots and traditions.
Atish Dipankar University, Dhaka.
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2. Englishman in New York- Sting
3. Need you now- Lady Antebellum
4. The reason- Hoobastank
5. Rehna Tu- A R Rahman
6. When I need you- Leo Sayer
7. If you're not the one- Daniel Bedingfield
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