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Inter-Batch Debate Tournament at IBA

Shoaib M. Siddiqui,

IBA Debating Club has successfully organized a daylong Inter-batch Debate championship tournament on April 7, 2007. The four existing BBA batches (BBA 15th, 14th, 13th, and 12th) participated in this tournament. The ex-debaters of IBA were adjudicating the sessions. The debate started around 11 and after 3 sessions in the 1st round, 12th, 13th, 14th(1) and 15th teams moved to the semis. In a very exciting semifinal, 12th batch team beat 15th batch and 13th batch team beat 14th(1) team.

The final round was between 12th and 13th batch. It started at 6:45pm. BBA 12th Batch became the Champion of this tournament and BBA 13th Batch was the Runner-up. Members of the Champion team were Fahmida Sultana, Shaikh Waheed Mahmood and Shadman Sadikin. Fahmida Sultana of BBA 12th batch was judged the best debater of the tournament. The director of IBA, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ziaulhaq Mamun, and Moderator of IBADC Associate Prof. Syed Munir Khasru were present on the prize-giving ceremony. The prizes were distributed by the director of IBA, Prof Dr. Muhammad Ziaulhaq Mamun.

BBA,15th Batch, Institute of Business Administration(IBA) University of Dhaka


By Marzia Rahman

I sit quietly and think,
I think about the past,
I imagine about the future.

Past cannot bring any joy,
Future cannot show any hope,
Present is nothing but full of pain and pangs.

There is nothing to look back,
There is nothing to look forward,
Life seems to come to a standstill

I sit quietly and wait,
I wait for something to happen,
I wait for someone to come.

Nothing happens, nobody comes,
Day becomes night, night becomes day,
And life remains the same, full of emptiness.

(Writer is a school teacher)

Letter on "Pahela Baishakh- a sad story"

It was indeed a great pleasure reading the story "Pahela Baishakh- a sad story" by G. sumdany don. We 'Probashis' are far away, but still we feel so close to our country, and really miss it, really want to come back. But then again, when we think of the kind of life we are adjusted here in the US, and thinking about all the problems of Bangladesh, one of which has been beautifully highlighted by G.S Don, we become afraid, we get frustrated.

But I am really happy that Star Campus is doing a great job in motivating such young students to write, and they all write brilliantly, even about the issues that this kid talked about, that is, women's empowerment.

Thanks to Campus and G.S. Don for atleast raising a voice for the deprived women of BD



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