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Seminar on 'Morality in Henry Fieldings' Tom Jones at SEU

The English Language Club under the Department of English, SEU, organized a seminar on June 11 on the topic 'Morality in Henry Fieldings' Tom Jones. The dean of School of Arts and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Abul Kalam Azad was present as chief guest. Among the discussants were Prof. Abdul Baten Mia, chairman, Department of English. Speakers highlighted various aspects of morality in Tom Jones. Students of the department took part in the lively question and answer session.

Seminar on Capital Market at UODA

A seminar on “Bangladesh Capital Market, Its Growth Potentials, and Challenges” was held at the University of Development Alternative (UODA) on Saturday, June 2, 2007. The seminar was presided over by Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. Emajuddin Ahamed. The seminar was addressed by eminent guest speakers Prof Abu Ahmed of Dhaka University (Economics Department), Mr. Salahuddin Ahmed Khan, CEO of Dhaka Stock Exchange, and Mr. Ahmad Rashid, Sr. Vice President, DSE.

Mr. Ahmad Rashid in his speech told that the DSE has become more efficient and fault tolerant than before.

Mr. Salahuddin Ahmed Khan spoke mainly on the automated trading system of DSE.

Prof Abu Ahmed urged the government policy makers to offload shares of the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and offer them to the public.

A research paper titled “Interest Rates and Capital Market Development in Bangladesh” was presented by Mr. Siddique Hayat Khan, Lecturer of UODA. His study showed that a negative correlation existed between Interest Rates of various savings instruments and the capital market indices. It was observed that the interest rate in Bangladesh was one of the highest in the world. A high interest rate and dearth of good stocks were identified as the major hindrances against the growth of Bangladesh capital market.

A rocking evening, organized by "Nongar"

Hadikatun Nuzum

On 10th May, 'Nongar'-the popular musical association of SUST (Shahjalal University of Science &Technology), had arranged a musical soiree. This time the concert was titled "Reincarnation" and to keep pace with the rockers, the whole handball ground of the campus exploded with youthful energy and life.

Starting off with Orthohin's s popular song,"Odvuth shei cheleti", opened the concert followed by ripples of appreciation from the crowd. Then, one by one, Nongarians warbled some favourite numbers of several bands, such as-Artcell's Onno shomoy, Opshori, LRB's shade thin hat mati, Nogorbaoul's Openty biascope, Tahsan's Chader alo...and also some numbers of Adioslave, Scorpions, Miles, Warfaze etc. Students danced with the rhythms and cheered up the rockers by lipsing with the songs. The songs were sung by four Nongarians - Dhrubo, Toufiqe, fti and Piash, so there was no scope of any boredom with the same voice. Bappi, Shovon and Dhrubo were with the guitars and Faisal was with the drums. Besides, Auklesh, Shaon, Marjuk and others did their best at the backstage. The sponsor of the programme "Urocola" set up some big tents of soft drinks beside the concert place, thus the students could wet their throat after joyful screaming!

The slogan of Nongar-Break the barriers through the rhythm of culture", reflected in the sayings of Nongarians. The concert finally came to an end around 9:30 am with the last song, "Nag-naginir khela" of Nogorbaoul.

( BBA,2nd year/1st semester, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology).

BUET retains the throne at NSU

It was the 4th North South Inter Varsity Debate Championship organised by NSUDC i.e, North South University Debating Club, and for the 2nd time, in a row, BUET Debating Club became the champion. The tournament was held on 8-9 June at the NSU premise. 16 teams from 6 eminent varsities of Bangladesh - host NSU, BUET, DU, EWU, UIU, Stamford University and IBA took part in the Bangla debates. Among them two teams from BUET, BUET-Nandonik and BUET-Dwandik, moved to the final. BUET-Nandonik, led by Tanim Humayun, consisting of Shubharthi Barua and Ataur Rahman also knocked out NSU-1, GOD (DU), oporajeyo bangla (DU) stepped into the final. On the other hand BUET-Dwandik, consisting of Marzia Haq, Farhan Rahman and Albab Yafez Fatmee beat NSU-2, UIU and EWU. At the final of 9th June Nandanik defeated Dwandik. The prize giving ceremony, followed by a dinner party, was held on 12th June at STR tower of NSU campus. The Championship trophy was handed over to BUET-Nandonik by Dr. Hafiz G.A. Siddique, Vice Chancellor of NSU. Among others Mr. Benzir Ahmed, chairman of the NSU trustee board, Dr. Mehdi Ahmed Ansari, DDSW of BUET, Dr Abd-un-Noor Tushar, TV personality and ex-debater, were also present.

Seminar on Int'l Day of UN Peacekeepers

In observance of Int'l Day of UN Peacekeepers, UNIC Dhaka and Department of Peace and Conflict Studies of Dhaka University jointly organized a seminar and open discussion at Dhaka University auditorium on 29 May 2007. The seminar was presided over by Prof Dalem Chandra Barman, founder Chairman of the department, while UNIC OIC Kazi Ali Reza presented the key note paper. A Professor of Political Science was spoke on the occasion as guest of honour. The UN Secretary-General's message on the Day was read out by Centre librarian Mr M Moniruzzaman and it was distributed among the participants.

Open discussion at RU

Aurangazeb Sohel

Rajshahi University Lekhok Forum (RULF) organized an open discussion on “Bangladesh's Nazrul and Nazrul's Bangladesh” at Deans Complex Conference room to mark the 108th Birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. In the discussion RU Vice Chancellor Professor M Altaf Hossain was present as chief guest while RU Pro-vice Chancellor Professor M Altaf Hossain was present as special guest. Prof. Shah Habibur Rahaman, director of Centre for Social Studies (CSS) presided over the session while Professor Mahfuzur Rahman Akond, President of RULF, Dr. Nazib Wadud, Diector of Rajshahi Cultural Centre and Dr. Abul Fazal, former Chairman of Bangla Department discussed on the topic.

Film exhibition 2007 held at PSTU

Md. Samiul Ahsan Talucder

The Creative Student Organization named Path Chakro (Reading Society) of Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) organized a three-day long 2nd Film Exhibition 2007. The exhibition was held at the auditorium from 16th to 18th May. Vice-Chancellor of Patuakhali Science and Technology University Professor Dr. Abdul Latif Masum was the chief guest. Among others, Grameen Phone officials, teachers and students were present at the function. Hajar Bochor Dhore, Behind The Enemy Lines-II, Joijatra, Fanaa, Night at The Museum, Dipu Number Two, Water, Hirok Rajar Deshe and Final Destination-II were exhibited at the programme.

(Lecturer, Department of Agroforestry, Patuakhali Science and Technology University)

DIU ETE club publication 'Tele Tune' launched

Telecommunication has emerged as a growing industry in Bangladesh. “Tele Tune will serve a lot to the existing and potential students of Telecommunication discipline in our country,” said Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University at the launching ceremony of the publication. The main intent of `Tele Tune' publication is to generate interest for learning science with a stress on Science and Information Technology. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Governors, DIU formally opened the publication `Tele Tune'. Professor M. Shahjahan Mina, Pro-vice Chancellor, Muhibul Haque Bhuyan, Head Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, DIU spoke on the occasion.



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