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Seminar on bird flu at RU

RU Correspondent

The Zoology department of Rajshahi University yesterday held a seminar on 'Bird flu' at the department seminar room to create awareness about bird flu among the teachers and students in the campus.

The seminar was jointly organized by Bangladesh Zoology Association and RU zoology association. Department senior teacher Professor Anando Kumar Shaha presented the keynote paper in the seminar. Prof Shaha also indicated and showed Bird flu affected bird and livestock.

Department chairman Prof Abdul Mannan presided over the seminar while other teachers were also present during the seminar. Speakers said that only awareness can prevent the bird flu in Bangladesh. Several hundred university teachers from different sector and students took part on the seminar.

Departmental Basketball Teams are battling for the glory in DU


Dhaka University's Inter Dept. Basketball Tournament, 2007 is going on in the basketball court of Zahrul Haq Hall of the university. On 23 rd April, Pro Vice Chancellor
Prof. Dr. A F M Yusuf Haider inaugurated the tournament. 24 departments & institutes enlisted their names for the tournament. They were divided into eight groups each consists of 3 departments. Each team played 2 matches in the group stage. The group champions were moved to quarter final stage.

The eight group champions that moved to the quarter final are Dept. of Economics, Dept. of Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Dept. of Accounting & Information Systems, Institute of Business Administration, Dept. of English, Dept. of International Relations, Dept. of Pharmacy & Dept. of Marketing. Out of eight four will be eliminated and the rest will compete in the semi final. The winner of the two semi finals will meet each other for the glory of prestigious Championship.

(Dept. of AIS, DU)

World Veterinary Day' 07 observed at Rajshahi University

Ishrat Zerin Moni

28th April was World Veterinary Day. 45 students of 4 batches (sessions) along with the teachers of the Dept. of Animal husbandry and Veterinary Science celebrated the event.

The department offering DVM degree to its students was established in 2003 and this was the first time that we celebrated one of our very own day, with great excitement.

A rally was inaugurated by the chairman, Mr. Md. Syed Sarwar Jahan at 10.00AM at the eastern gate of the 3rd science building.

We treaded on the main roads of the campus. The rally was a really enjoyable one as the bright sunny morning with a cool breeze favoured us, and the inquisitiveness of all the passers-by added some more inspiration for us towards this interesting branch of medical science, and we were really happy to get a chance to declare the existence of the future Vets of RU on such an occasion.

The rally ended at 11.30AM with speeches from our respected teachers, Dr. Jalal Uddin Sardar and Dr. S M Kamruzzaman and two representatives from students.

Seminar at PSDI, Sylhet

Iqbal Siddiquee

Speakers at a seminar held at the Professional Skill Development Institute (PSDI) on Saturday last said, Health care sector had opened a new era for jobs in the recent years. Things had also got wider venues through out the world. There had been a demand for skilled and trained manpower in the sector, they asserted. PSDI, a private institution established in Sylhet organised the seminar on 'Health & Social Care' at its Empire Restaurant hall room at the city's Ambarkhana area. Chief of the Vocational Award Centre, University of the Thames Valley-C keys and Academic Registrar of the varsity-CA Broomfield addressed the seminar as speaker guests while Abdul Aziz Chowdhury, Chairman of the PSDI chaired. Assessor Abdus Sabur and Teacher Md. Enayetur Rahman conducted the function while head of the department of English-Md. Atiqur Rahman presented the address of welcome. Dr. Ashoke Dassgupta, Hashmat Ullah, Shahadat Chowdhury, Pritish Talukder and Ali Ahmed Selim also spoke on it.

The government as well as the private sector organisations and institutions here should come forward to contribute the working force for meeting the ever growing demand, the speakers commented. CA Broomfield said, the UK government gives highest stress on the health and service sectors. There had been ample scopes for higher training and for working for the qualified and skilled manpower there, she added. She also praised the standard of learning and working atmosphere maintained by the PSDI. A good number of students and teachers of the institution attended the seminar.
C Keys in her speech said, there is a great demand of skilled people every where. The students of PSDI should make themselves well equipped with the knowledge and practical know how so that they may easily enter into the huge working field at home and abroad, she hoped.

New students' adviser of RU

Faridul Islam, Associate Professor of the department of Marketing of Rajshahi University has been appointed as the new students' adviser of the university.

He has replaced former students' adviser Zahid Hossain Milky. Faridul Islam served as the house tutor of Sher-E- Bangla hall from 1996 to 1999.

He joined the department of Marketing as a lecturer in 1996 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 prior to his employment as a probationary officer in Arab Bangladesh Bank Limited. He stood first class first in his Master of Business Studies in 1990 and was awarded Agrani Bank Gold Medal.

Theatre workshop at UIU

Sohel Iqbal

United International University Theatre organized a 3-days workshop which was held on the 19th, 20th and 21st of April'07. With the song 'Aguner Poroshmoni' performed by the organizers, the Pro Vice Chancellor of UIU Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman inaugurated the workshop. Renowned Theatre personality and honorable guest for the day Mr. Tariq Anam Khan lit a candle. Other than the hosting University UIU among 21 Universities, Jahangir Nagar University, Dhaka University, BUET, DUET, Stamford University, North South University, AIUB, South East University, Presidency University, State University, Eastern University, Shanta Mariam University, Darul Ihsan University, Islamic University, UODA were present with 147 youthful and inquisitive participants. Not only universities, there were participants from other institutions which includes studies in media. The trainer for the second day of the workshop was the young talented lecturer of the department of Drama & Dramatics, Jahangir Nagar University Mr. Reza Md. Arif. The youthful Instructor began the day with the history of theatre and ended the fun tilled day of the workshop through theatre games and improvisation. The trainer for the 3rd day was renowned TV artist, theatre actor and director of Theatre Mr. Azad Abul Kalam. Characters and Characterization were his topic of discussion with interesting games and art of acting the 3rd day and the closing of the 3 days eventful workshop was announced. At 6p.m. that evening certificates were awarded to each of the participants by the Vice Chancellor of UIU Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan.


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