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Smoke-Free Dhaka University

VICE Chancellor of Dhaka University, Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique on Saturday, 12 July called upon the teachers and students to make the campus free from smoking. Inaugurating the programme - 'Making Dhaka University Campus Free from Smoking and Reception for Contribution to Anti-tobacco Movement" was held at the Senate Bhaban.

The Reception Organizing Committee Convener M Nurun Nabi conducted the meeting. The function was also addressed by Md. Zillar Rahman, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Works and Chief Health Officer of Dhaka City Corporation Brig. General Dr. Md. Showkat Ali. M A R Murad Bhuyan of Save the Rural Development (SARDA), a NGO was also present.

Zillar Rahman who played a commendable role in anti-tobacco movement in Dhaka city during his tenure as Deputy Commissioner expressed his satisfaction at the reception given to some of the potential activists of anti-tobacco movement. A total of 18 anti-tobacco activists were given reception as recognition to their contribution towards making Bangladesh a tobacco free country.


World Cup Fever Hits BUP

A wave of mania had touched the students of Bangladesh University of Professionals. FBS (Faculty of Business Studies) sports club organised BUP inter programme football competition-2010. The competition started with a competitive match between MBA-10 and BBA-1 on 28 June. After crossing all the hurdles, MBA-10 and MBA-11 reached the final that was held on 4 July. The final match was intense as the attack and counter attack of each team continued relentlessly. After the most exciting match, MBA-10 was defeated by MBA-11 for 2-1. The chief guest of the event, Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies, Major Md. Nurul Islam handed over the prizes. Special guest of the ceremony and faculty member, Major A.H.M. Yeaseen Chowdhury encouraged students to get more involved in sports alongside their academic activities. Faculty member, Major Md. Kalam was also present as a special guest. The programme concluded with the Chair of the ceremony Major Md. Asaduzzaman thanking everybody, especially the FBS sports club for arranging the event.


Discussion Program on Future Leadership at UIU

Md. Naibur Rahman Uupol

Junior Chamber International Bangladesh, a non-governmental wing of JCI, organised a discussion programme on 13 July at United International University. Students from different universities and JCI members made a fruitful discussion focusing on the topic of promoting future leadership through active citizenship. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Govindarajan Shivakumar, JCI VP, and Shahid Uddin Akbar, National President of JCI Bangladesh. The discussion session became interactive while the JCI offered everyone to talk about the importance of Networking and Leadership.

In the later part of the event, JCI Bangladesh and UIU jointly offered a training course on Branding. Habibur Rahman, Dean, School of Business, UIU and Aftab Mahmud Khurshid, Head of Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank showed a new dimension of branding through their experience and knowledge. As the training session was one of the series, UIU and JCI North invited all the participants to join in the journey of Leadership.


RU Celebrates 57th Founding Anniversary

Arun Bikash Chakma

ON July 8 Rajshahi University celebrated its 57th founding anniversary programme on the sprawling campus.

Education Minister, Nurul Islam Nahid and Vice-Chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan jointly inaugurated the programme by releasing pigeons and balloons. The Pro-VC Prof Nurullah, State Minister of Home Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku, Fazlea Hossain Badsha MP and other university officials were also present on the occasion.

Later, everyone went to place floral wreaths at the Shaheed Minar, the university mass grave and the grave of Shaheed Shamsuzoha.

All students, teachers, university officials and staff members joined the rally led by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.

RU authorities organised a discussion programme in Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium on the campus. Education Minister was present as the chief guest and State Minister of Home, Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku and Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor, A.H.M Khairuzzaman Litan were present as special guests. The programme included a friendly football match. Natto Kola and Sangeet Department organised a cultural programme in Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium.


OIS Principal's visit to Asia Pacific University (APU), JAPAN

THE Principal of Oxford International School, G.M Nizam Uddin was invited by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan (APU) to attend an education conference from 13-18 July 2010. APU is the only University in Japan offering programmes in English with students coming from 70 countries. The University is massively subsidised by the Government of Japan. The authorities encourage more participation from students from Bangladesh in their university.

As a part of the worldwide campaign, APU invited some selected Principals from USA and Bangladesh to attend the conference. Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Md. Yunu and Managing Director of Grameen Bank was scheduled to deliver a speech on 15 July 2010. During his visit, G.M Nizam Uddin met the officials and students of APU and took part in various programmes.


Seminar on “Most convenient dosage form - Tablet” at IIUC

A seminar on “Most convenient dosage form - Tablet”, was organised by the Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong(IIUC) on June 8, 2010. Students of B. Pharma 7th semester organised the seminar.

Assistant Professor & Head of the Pharmacy department, Prof. Aktar Sayeed was present as the Chief Guest while Prof. Mir Ezharul Hossain chaired the seminar. Four papers were presented by four students of 7th semester.

Md. Zahiruddin Babor read out the keynote paper on “Introduction of Tablet”, Syed Md. Mamunur Rashid read a paper on “ Methods of preparation and compression”, S.M Anisul Islam presented a paper on “Formation of Tablet” and Md. Talukder presented a paper titled “Problem arises during and after production of Tablet”.

All faculty members and students of the department were present in the seminar.


Fresher's Reception at IPSC

Fahad Amin Quadery

An orientation ceremony for the freshers of Ispahani Public School & College (IPSC), Chittagong, was organised on July 1. The function was held in the Ispahani Hall and was presided over by Md Rashidun Nabi. The chief guest of the event was the principal of IPSC, Mr. Mahbubul Alam. He welcomed the students and introduced the respective teachers of the institution. The students of the 2nd year co-organised the programme to make it a success. They also presented the true essence of IPSC before the new students. This year, 250 students have enrolled in the college. A large number of Ispahanians was present in the programme to enjoy the eventful ceremony.


'Get ahead at work with BBC Janala'

Star Campus Desk

A new 'English for Work' lesson series has been launched by BBC Janala to help English learners improve their ability to communicate at work or get a good job. Aimed at beginners, English for Work features the vocabulary and grammar most commonly used in workplace, including lessons on how to introduce people, make business telephone calls, organise meetings or trade with clients.

To access lessons, all a learner needs to do is dial 300015 on their mobile phones or visit www.bbcjanala.com. There will be a new 2.5 minute audio class each week (updated on Saturdays), with 25 lessons in the series. Produced by the BBC World Service Trust in November 2009, BBC Janala offers a whole new way to learn English using mobile and internet technology. The new work series follows other similar learning courses such as 'Essential English' and 'Pronunciation'.

Perdana College Hosts American SAEP Students

FIVE American students from Cornell University and Miami Ohio University joined a month-long Summer Abroad Exposure Program (SAEP) at Perdana College in June 2010. The key purpose of the trip was to widen the horizons of both the American and Bangladeshi students through interaction and sharing cultural experiences. Some of the participants had never left America before. They experienced first hand the joys of riding rickshaws and traveling in boats.

Ann, one of the participants, was totally overwhelmed by the friendship and hospitality that was shown to her. Prior to arrival, her knowledge of Bangladesh was shaped only by the images portrayed in the international media. Now her impression has radically changed. This she claimed was a very enriching experience.

Studying at Perdana College is a rewarding experience. SAEP program is just one way that Perdana College is striving to bring foreign academic excellence to Bangladesh.



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