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     Volume 2 Issue 40| October 17, 2010 |


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Chemical Festival in BUET

Chemical festival was celebrated by the department of Chemical Engineering, BUET on September 29. The inaugural session was chaired By Dil Afroza Begum, Head of the Department, Chemical Engineering, BUET while the chief guest was the Director - Human Resources Division of Unilever Bangladesh, Mr. Jerry Jose. The students, teachers, graduates and alumni of the chemical engineering family became a part of a huge congregation during the two day long event and added glory to the event by their presence and spontaneous participations.

The first day of the festival included a photography exhibition where the students and the graduates had a chance to demonstrate their versatility in photography with their tremendous captures. On this occasion, faculty members-Prof. Dr. A. K. M. A. Quader, Prof. Dr. Ijaz Hossain, Dr. Shoukat Choudhury delivered their encouraging speeches to inspire the students to work for the betterment of the nation.

The second day started off with a job seminar inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. S. M. Nazrul Islam. In the seminar many multi-national companies like KAFCO, Berger, ACM, Nestle presented their slides highlighting the scopes and opportunities for the chemical engineering graduates. A souvenir named 'Solvare' was published on the occasion where the students, graduates as well as the teachers shared their views and thoughts and also demonstrated their literary skills through poetry recitation. The closing ceremony of the two-day long Ch.E fest was presided once again by the department's head and this time the chief guest was ex Vice-Chancellor of BUET Prof. Dr. Iqbal Mahmud. This great festival concluded with a mesmerising and enthralling cultural show.


Eve Teasing is a big issue in today's world. However, now a days a lot of people have become more aware about this matter and have started raising their voice against eve teasing. With this notion, the super active LEO club of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) took the initiative to organise a seminar on eve teasing. The programme was held on 5 October in Darbar Hall of the MBSTU campus. The Vice Chancellor of MBSTU Prof. Dr. M Nurul Islam and other political personnel were invited to this programme. They gave their effective opinion on this topic.

Dhaka University Tops 6th National Henry Dunant Moot

The Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka in collaboration with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) organised the 6th National Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). This competition was mainly aimed at educating the students in this field of law.

This year's competition was inaugurated on September 23 with 18 universities attending it. Among the 18, 11 participated in the competition while the remaining 7 were present as observers. Judges of the Supreme Court, eminent lawyers and JAG officials adjudged the competition. The final session was held on the September 25 presided over by Justice M. A. Wahhab Mia who was also the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony.

The champion team from the University of Dhaka, was formed by Gazi Sangeeta Farzana, Arpeeta Shams Mizan and Md. Golam Mostofa Hasan while the runner-up, BRAC University was represented by Subrata Ghosh Shubho, Monira Nazmi Jahan and S.M. Hasib Mahmud. Kaniz Fatema from Northern University came out as the best mooter. Md. Sifatullah received the best researcher award. BRAC University received the best memorial award.

University of Dhaka as the national champion is now going to represent Bangladesh in the regional round of the Henry Dunant Moot in Delhi, India to be held from 22-24 October. The team is hoping to live up to its reputations and make it to the Asia-Pacific International Round once again as the regional champion.

OIS takes Traffic Initiative

Oxford International School has started a traffic initiative outside the school premises on road 27 in Dhanmondi. OIS is providing a well-trained team of Traffic Marshalls to encourage sensible crossing between 08:00 and 08:30.

Students gather in small groups opposite the school and wait until an OIS Traffic Marshall stops the traffic on one side before they cross. When the students reach the middle of the road, a second OIS Traffic Marshall stops the traffic on the other side.

OIS is working hard on re-educating students; parents, teachers and other pedestrians are now able to cross the road easily and safely.

The OIS Security Advisor and Australian Teacher Trainers and Educational Specialists are coordinating this new kind of school crossing.

Debate Festival at CUET

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Debating Society (CUETDS) organised the 2nd Inter Hall Debate Festival from 3-6 October.

Professor Dr. Shyamal Kanti Biswas, Vice-Chancellor of CUET was present as chief guest and awarded crests to the top and runner-up teams.

A total of 8 teams took part in the competition among 5 residential halls.

Dr. Qudrat-e-khuda hall team “Paladines” took first place and the ladies hall team “Anindita” became runner-up.

After the prize distribution ceremony a gala night was arranged where the members of CUETDS arranged a cultural programme.

The programme was well patronised by Dr. Sajal Chandra Banik, Chief moderator, CUETDS as well as the university authority.