Beating the Spelling Blues!
Spelling Bee has earned great appreciation due to its superb initiative to draw out the talent of the students. This effort will surely mitigate the difficulties of the students to learn the spelling of the critical words as they are learning through games. We spend a huge amount of money behind many meaningless competitions that hardly teach us anything let alone having fun. Programmes like Spelling Bee should have been incorporated in our curriculum by the respective authorities of the institutions and has to be monitored every year. But it is a matter of regret that very few of us have given a thought to this. Needless to say, many of us are very weak in spelling particularly in terms of English. So, I strongly believe that Spelling Bee should not be arranged only for the students rather teachers should also have the opportunity to join this unique programme.
Md Ripon Ahmed
Starlight College, Sylhet.
To Progress as a Nation
|Photo: Rashed Sumon
In Shabagh, amidst the rightful protests for justice by thousands of young people, I have found the inspiration which can let us progress further as a nation. Many people are being pessimistic about the outcome of this historic event. But, I can't help being hopeful about our youth, as so much positive energy can never go to waste. Protests against the war criminals have united the whole Bangladesh. I firmly believe that the common ground made in Shahbagh will inspire us to voice out against all sorts of injustice in future. The nation is waiting for the proper punishment of every criminal who committed crimes against humanity during our liberation war. I wish every success to the people who are demanding for justice, day and night, in the arena of Shabagh.
University of Dhaka, Dhaka.
Let Students Grow
Students in our country have to suffer from tremendous pressure for studies during their school life. They, specially face a lot of confusions on whether to take Science, Business Studies or Humanities after their JSC exams. Most parents think Science is the best option for their children (even if their children are not good at it). Many parents have a misconception that if their children don't study Science, their whole future will be ruined. It hurts me as I have discovered that in some schools, students of Science are being prioritised above other students. I want to tell people that they should not create difference between Science, Commerce and Arts. All these three groups are equal. So if your children don't want to study Science, don't discourage them. Otherwise you will be ruining your children’s lives.
Rajuk Uttara Model College, Dhaka.
Bangladesh Rises in
The demand of the day is death sentence for war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. People are certainly not happy with the meager punishment he was sentenced to due to his heinous crimes during 1971. As a result, people have taken to the streets. The city's Shabagh intersection has already become an arena where people from all walks of life are voicing out their demand of sending each and every war criminal to the gallows. Shahbagh is already renamed as 'Projonmo Chottor' respecting the energy of the youth, who has been fighting for justice relentlessly. The historical event also portrayed the power of social media. People from across Bangladesh are also arranging similar programmes in different districts. The single cause has united the whole country and all of us demand death sentence for the war criminals.
Department of Textile Management,
Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka.
1. ONE- U2
2. PRIDE- U2
3. DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER- OASIS
4. CRASH INTO ME- DAVE MATTHEW'S BAND
5. GRACE- JEFF BUCKLEY
6. FOOL IN THE RAIN- LED ZEPPELIN
7. SHIVER- COLDPLAY
8. DHONO DHANNE PUSHPE BHORA- PATRIOTIC SONG
9. EKTU BOSHIYA THAKO- KONOK KARTIK
10. DHORMO BUJHE- BANGLA
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