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Bangla Spelling Contest at ULAB

Courtesy: ULAB

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organised a “Bangla Spelling Contest” to celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 19 and 20, 2013. Under the supervision of ULAB's newly-launched Center for Bangla Language and Literature (CBLL), 102 ULAB students participated and proved their skills in the Bangla language, even though their medium of study is English.

Bangla Language Scholar Begum Jahan Ara and Dr Tapati Rani Sarkar of ULAB chose the 8 teams for the semi final, out of 32 groups.

The finale was held on February 20, 2013. The winners were the "jh” team, sconsisting of Foysal Mohammad Shaan, Shabnam Rahman Shandhy, and Shahjala Numan. The winners were awarded prizes by ULAB Vice Chancellor Professor Imran Rahman and CBLL Advisor and ULAB Professor Emeritus, Professor Rafiqul Islam.

Seminar held for Textile Students

A seminar including presentations on different aspects of fashion industry by foreign experts was held for texile students, teachers and industry people on February 2, 2013 at a local restaurant in the capital.

Tara Baoth Mooney and Lipi Begum from London College of Fashion, University of Arts, London, and Gustavo Kaminiski from Audaces, Brazil delivered lectures on challenges of fashion design, global fashion marketing and use of technology in fashion manufacturing respectively.

Mooney's presentation focused on the need of promoting sustainable fashion in Bangladesh.

The seminar was jointly organised by the Bangladesh Section of Textile Institute and Better Work in Textile and Garments (BWTG), a component of Better Work and Standards Programme (BEST) of UNIDO which is funded by EU with the support of Government of Bangladesh and NORAD.

Professor Dr Ahmed Ismail Mustafa, Chairman of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), attended the programme as the chief guest. The programme was chaired by Vice Chancellor of BUFT Professor Dr Engineer Ayub Nabi Khan. Senior officials from BWTG Munira Rahman and Maqbul Ahmed were present as special guests.

Eastern University Hoisted National Flag

Following the announcement of the Ganajagaron Mancho (Revolution Stage), Shahbagh, educational institution Eastern University (EU), observed national flag hoisting programme on February 17, 2013. Students of different faculties sang the national anthem while teachers hoisted the national flag, demanding the death penalty of the war criminals.

Authority of Eastern University observed the programme by hoisting the national flag as part of expressing solidarity with the demand of death penalty to the war criminals. EU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Nurul Islam with faculty members, students, employees and workers were present during the hoisting of the national flag.

Training for Journalists


Bootcamp (Best Own Operate Training), a training system of fifteen days for journalist aiming journalism for environment concluded on February, 15, 2013. It was started on February, 1, 2013 at Center for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, India. This training was for South Asian and it was held by the financial help of Indian famous Anil Agrwal Fellowship. Two participants from Bangladesh joined the programme, Muhammad Al-Helal and Amina Begum. The programme included six days field trip to various places in India. The programme was concluded by an open discussion and was followed by certificate giving ceremony chaired by Aditya Barta, Deputy Programme Director, CSE and was conducted by Sharmila Sinha, Deputy Programme Manager, CSE.

All University Brainstorming Contest 2013

East Delta University (EDU) has attained the prestigious victory of being the Hat Trick Champion in the Drishty Brainstorming Contest 2013. The finale of the contest was held in the Aristocracy Hotel at Askar Dighi, Chittagong on February 16, 2013.

Around 17 teams from 8 public and private universities participated in the competition. Three teams competed in the final round; they were, East Delta University, Chittagong University and International Islamic University, Chittagong. Like last two years, EDU became the Champion. Chittagong University became the Runners-up. EDU student Fahima Haroon, Fatema Munir and Zayed Zubayer were in the line-up of the champion team.

Chief guest to the programme, the Additional Managing Director of Mutual Trust Bank Md Ahsan Uz Zaman appreciated the project of the EDU team. President of Drishty Chittagong Kashsaqul Haque presided over the programme and former President of Chittagong Chamber Engineer Ali Ahmed, Regional Head of MTB Mohammad Ali Chowdhury, Principal of Sunshine Grammar School Safia Gazi Rahman, Professor of Marketing at CU Dr Mohammed Abdullah Mamun and Consultant of Abul Khair Group Tasnim A Karim were present as special guests.

Seminar on ‘Does GDP Influence the Measurement
of National Development of a Country?’

Faculty of Business Administration of Eastern University arranged a seminar on “Does GDP Influence the Measurement of National Development of a Country?” on February 14, 2013. Professor of Economics, University of Malaysia Dr Gazi Mahbubul Alam conducted the seminar as the resource person. Dean of Faculty of Business Administration of Eastern University Professor Dr. Nazrul Islam was chaired the program. Professor Dr Motiur Rahman, Professor Dr Ashraf Hossain, Business Administration Faculty Members of EU with other teachers and the students were attended the seminar.

Professor Gazi Mahbubul Alam gave a presentation on GDP and its influence on the measurement of national development of a country like Bangladesh. He emphasised the importance of some hidden aspects of GDP like quality of data used in calculating GDP, mismanagement of the strategic sector etc. that reduce the real reflection of GDP of country.

Green University Observed International Mother Language Day

On this day the language martyrs and their contributions are remembered with utmost respect and honour and we pay tribute to their souls. A discussion programme and rally was held to observe Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day at Green University of Bangladesh where the speakers shared their opinions and paid tributes to the souls of the martyrs. Acting Vice-Chancellor Md Shahid Ullah presided over the programme while M R Mahbub (Director, Bhasha Andolon Museum) and Professor Dr Ahsanul Haque (renowned Educationist and Chairman of GUB English Department) were present as special guest and chief discussant respectively in the programme.

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