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     Volume 2 Issue 47| December 12, 2010 |


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Butterfly fair at JU

Department of Zoology of Jahangirnagar University (JU) organised a daylong butterfly fair in the campus on December 3.

Vice-Chancellor of JU Professor, Dr Shariff Enamul Kabir inaugurated the fair as chief guest while Pro Vice Chancellors of the university, Prof Dr Mohammad Moniruzzaman and Prof Dr Mohammad Farhad Hossain, treasurer Dr Nasir Uddin and Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd and Channel-I Mr Abdul Muqeed Majumdar addressed the fair as special guests. The programme included children's art competition with Nature as the theme. A prize giving and closing ceremony also took place.


Butterfly researcher Professor Dr Mohammad Haidar Chowdhury was honored in the programme for his research on butterflies.

Visitors also had the chance to enjoy the chirping sounds of migratory birds in the campus. Around 100 species of butterflies were exhibited in the auditorium and botanical garden premises.

Among the lot are Plain Tiger, Common Crow, Plum Judy, Dingy Bushbrown, Common Duffer, Ape Fly, Pea Blue, Tiny Grass Blue, Oak Blue, Common Sailor, Common Rose, Blue Mormon, Striped Albatross, Mottled Emigrant, Common Grass Yellow, Monkey Puzzle, Blue Pansy, Painted Lady and so on.

Md Jamil Ahmed, ex JU student also chief of Journalism Training and Research Initiative “JATRI” was also present.

TV News Presentation Course

The concluding and certificate awarding ceremony of a month-long training course on 'TV News Presentation' organised by Bangladesh Institute of Journalism and Electronic Media (BIJEM) was held on December 5 at the conference room of the institute. Md. Nurul Haque, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment was present as chief guest and distributed certificates among the participants. Gazi Mahmood Kamal, Managing Director, Hammad Limited was present as special guest. BIJEM Executive Director Mirza Tarequl Qader presided over the function. The course was conducted by renowned TV news presenters, TV journalists and Phoneticians. A total of 40 participants including 32 female students of different universities and colleges took part in the course.

Rabindranath's Thinking for Agriculture and Development

A discussion titled 'Rabindranath's Thinking for Agriculture and Development' was held at Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Auditorium of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on December 3. Jointly organised by BAU and Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammilon Parishad, Mymensingh unit, the discussion was addressed by Bangladesh Bank Dr. Atiur Rahman as chief speaker.

Chaired by Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammilon Parishad Mymensingh unit president Professor Dr. Manzurul Alam Champak, BAU Syndicate member Principal Motiur Rahman, MP addressed the programme as chief guest. Khandaker Ibrahim Khaled and Md. Shah Alam Sarowar, Managing Director of The Trust Bank were present as special guests. Professor Dr. M. A. Sattar Mandal, Vice-chancellor of BAU was the main patron of the programme .

The discussants urged that the great philosopher believed in the need of scientific methods in agricultural development in this subcontinent. He also took effective measures to initiate cottage industry among people of low income groups.

Among others Professor Hayat Mahmud, Subroto Rangan Das, Students Affairs Advisor, Professor Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Proctor Professor, Dr. Abu Hadi Nur Ali Khan, Assistant Proctors, Deans of all faculties, senior teachers and media personalities were present.

Artists of Shishutirtha Annandadhani Sangeet Biddayaton Laboni Kor, Kalpona Sarker, Dipa Shaha and Professor Fahmida Khatun, Partha Tanvir Noved, Tania Mannan recited some famous Tagore songs at the end of the function.

Socio-Envio Fair

The closing ceremony of the daylong Socio-Envio Fair 2010 was held on December 7 at East West University. Distinguished educationist Zillur Rahman Siddique was present as the Guest Speaker while Rashed Khan Menon, MP was present as the chief guest. In addition Prof Mohammed Sharif, The VC of EWU presided over the function. The participating clubs of this programme were BRAC University Environmental Awareness Club, Daffodil University Nature Study Club, Dhaka University-Green Voice, East West University Environmental & Social Club, Eastern University Social Policy Club, Manarat International University Environment & Adventure Association, North South University Earth Club, North South University Social Services Club, South East University Social Welfare Club, Stamford University Earth Forum, University of Liberal Arts Sustainable Development Club, and YES-TIB Group East West University. S.S M Sadrul Huda, Assistant Professor, BBA was present as the Moderator.

Seminar on Jagadish Chandra Bose

Statistical Learning Group (SLG) of Rajshahi University Statistics department on December 4 organised a seminar titled Jagadish Chandra Bose titled 'Jagadish Chandra Bose: Science and Bangladesh' at Rajshahi University senate bhaban. The SLG organised the seminar to celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Jagadish Chandra Bose .

SLG Founder and the Chairman of the department Prof M Naser presented a keynote paper on the title seminar while Rajshahi University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdus Sobhan, Science Faculty Dean of the university, Tofazzol Hossain Torofder, former Dean of Life and Earth Faculty, Prof Golam Kabir, Prof Abdul Khaleq, Dr. Ariful Islam among others spoke on the occasion. Professor of emirates of the university Prof Arun Kumar Bosak presided over the seminar.

RU Vice Chancellor Prof Sobhan urged the respective authority to take necessary steps so that the younger generation are aware of the great contribution of our natural scientists.




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