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UN opens Reference Corner in ULAB Library

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (Dhaka office) opened a UN Reference Corner in its Dhanmodi campus library. The main objective of this initiative is to facilitate the access to UN Publications to all ULAB students. ULAB VC Prof. Rafiqul Islam inaugurated the UN Corner. Prof. Imran Rahman, Director, School of Business, Dr. H.M. Jahirul Haque, Deputy Director, Academic Affairs, Dr. Shahnaj Husne Jahan of ULAB, Mr. Kazi Ali Reza, Officer in Charge UNIC Dhaka, K.M. Hasan Emam (Deputy Librarian, ULAB) and SK Habibur Rahman (Assistant Registrar, ULAB) were present on the occasion.

Stamford Inter Department Debate Championship 2008

The 4th Bacchus Energy Drink Stamford Inter Department Debate Championship 2008 championship came to an end on 10 June with the English final between Nemesis (English dept.) and Anomie (LLB dept.), and Bangla final between Article (LLB dept.) and Agni (EEE dept.). The event was organized by Stamford Debate Forum (SDF). Debating teams from the BBA, LLB, Pharmacy, Microbiology, English, Journalism & Media Studies, Electronics & Electrical Engineering departments took part in the competition.

Golden Jubilee of RU Psychology Dept


The golden jubilee celebration of the Psychology Department of Rajshahi University will begin on the campus on October 18. The two-day event will be celebrated with great enthusiasm and festivity.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the golden jubilee celebration committee with its convener Professor M. Nurullah in the chair. The former and present students, teachers, employees and researchers have been requested to register at the earliest to confirm their participation in the programme. The registration will start on July 1 and continue till September 20. Some registration centers are expected to be opened outside Rajshahi as well.

Apollo Hospital organises counselling

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka recently organised a Health and Mental Care Counselling on Adolescent issues at Sir John Wilson School on behavioural patterns of the students, emotional crisis, physical changes and relationships with teachers/parents and peers. At the programme, knowledge and guidelines were disseminated on how to handle the adolescent issues on daily school activities to the section heads and student affair teachers. Counsellor Ms Farhat Hasan of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka conducted the programme.

PSR-B Regional Convention held at MMC

Aminul Islam

The Regional Convention of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Bangladesh (PSR-B) was held at the Medical Education Unit of Mymensingh Medical College (MMC) on June 1.

President of PSR-B, Dr. Kamrul Hasan, Associate Professor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), was the chief guest at the convention with Dr. Kamrunnahar, Associate Professor and Head of Gynaecological Department of MMC, in the chair. Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Tito Miah, Dr. Babul Chandra Dey Shisir, Dr. Kripadhan and PSR student members were also present on the occasion.

PSR-B also formed a new committee for its future activities at MMC. Dr. Kamrunnahar, Dr. Mirza Manzurul Haque and Dr. Babul Chandra Dey were appointed Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the committee respectively. A five member students' committee with students from each year was also formed to gear up PSR-B's activities at MMC. The student members are Md. Shamim Chowdhury (5th year), Md. Shafayed (5th year), Md. Mehdi Hasan (4th year), Ahmedur Rahman Sabuj (3rd year) and Md. Shoib Hasan (2nd year).

National Student Representative of PSR-B KM Nahid ul Haque briefed the convention about the participation of PSR-B in the 18th international congress in New Delhi in India this year.

Earlier PSR-B President Dr. Kamrul Hasan described the aim and objectives along with the present activities of the organization.

International Turkish Hope School Organises Year-End Program

International Turkish Hope School arranged a 'Year End Program' on 31 May at the BIAM Auditorium. The program welcomed Justice Afzal Hossain Ahmed, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, High Court Division, as the Chief Guest. Honorary Consul General of Turkey Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Mr. Fakhrul Islam, Ex-chairman of BTRC Mr. Syed Marghub Morshed were among the distinguished guests.

Mr. Bayram Saatci, Principal of I.T.H.S.and Justice Afzal Hossain Ahmed spoke on the occasion. The prize giving ceremony, slide show about I.T.H.S. and its achievements were presented to the audience. Besides, Bangla, English and Turkish songs, cultural shows, karate shows and drama shows were performed by the students.

EWU Interuniversity Math Olympiad 2008 held

The first EWU Interuniversity Math Olympiad 2008 was held on Saturday, 21 June 2008 at East West University auditorium.

Professor Mohammed Sharif, Vice-Chancellor, East West University inaugurated the competition as the chief guest .

Mr. Jalaluddin Ahmed, President, Board of Directors, East West University distributed prizes among the winners.

Centenary Celebration of Nagendra Narayan Pilot Girls' High School

The centenary programme of Nagendra Narayan Pilot Girls' High School in Muktagacha Upazila was celebrated in a befitting manner on May 24. The school is one of the oldest schools for female education in the district.

Zaminder Nagendra Narayan Acharya Chowdhury established the school on January 17 in 1907 in Muktagacha Upazila headquarters.

Marking the programme, a colourful rally was brought out, in which hundreds of present and old students, guardians and teachers participated by parading the main thoroughfares of Muktagacha.

A discussion was held with Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Muktagacha AKM Tipu Sultan, also president of the school governing body, in the chair. Mymensingh Deputy Commissioner Md. Shamsul Alam was the chief guest. Among others Ex-Ganoparishad member Khandaker Abdul Malek Shahidullah, President of Muktagacha Press Club AZM Imamuddin Mukta, Ex Headmaster of the school Shashanka Mohan Dey, Vice-President of the school managing committee Abdul Karim, Atikur Rahman, old alumni of the school Molina Dutta, Advocate Khandaker Monju spoke on the occasion.

Headmaster of the school Md. Wazed Ali delivered the welcome speech. After the discussion, the chief guest distributed crests among the scholarship holders and meritorious students of the school. This was followed by a cultural function.

“Nazrul Joyontee”at Sunshine Grammar School

Arifa Sultana

We Sunshiners celebrated the 108th birth anniversary of our rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam or Dukhu Mia with much pomp and gaiety. Kazi Nazrul Islam popularly known as the “Bidrohi Kobi”, or rebel poet, for which we Bangladeshis take much pride, was also a musician, a revolutionary and philosopher .

We worked for days, keeping ourselves busy with paints and brushes and water and everything concerned with art. We formed different groups for performing various jobs. We sketched Nazrul's Portrait , wrote poetry, and his life history. The best part was when some of us had paints on our faces and hands for others to laugh at us ! Later we hung the poet’s wonderfully decorated portraits and hung them on a long ornamented stage. The program started at 11 AM. There were recitations of Nazrul's poems by students as well as by the teachers. The life of the rebel poet was highlighted and some of his “Hamd” like Masjider o pashe amay kobor dio bhai was sung with tears rolling down the audiences’ cheeks.

The success of the day brought happiness in the hearts of the Sunshiners. Then there were prizes and gifts for the participants.

DUDS debating event

With a slogan titled ' Notun Ami Notun Path, Pechhoney Prerona Joto', the Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS) has recently organized the UCB 2nd Inter School and College Debate championship 2008. The inaugural ceremony was held on May 23 at the TSC auditorium of Dhaka University. The chief guest was the honourable Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Dr. S. M. A Faiz and Mirza Mahamud Rafiqur Rahaman, Executive Vice-president and company secretary of United Commercial Bank, Abu Sayeed Khan, Managing Director, The Daily Shamokal and Dr. Mahbuba Nasrin, Moderator, Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS) were present as special guests. The program was presided by Tahmid Alam, President of DUDS. Mr Shah Jalal Executive Vice president of UCB, Md Lutful Quddus Humayun, Senior Officer of UCB were also present.

The three day long program was conducted in five venues. Motijheel Ideal school were adjudged the champions while Motijheel Govt. boys were the runners up at school level. Siddeshwari Girls College became champions at the college level and Adamjee Cantonment College occupied the 2nd position. Prize distribution ceremony was held in the auditorium of faculty of business studies, Dhaka University.

WINGS conducts free IELTS

Wings English Language Centre (ELC) recently conducted a free IELTS Workshop in its Training Room-3. The participants at the workshop received counseling on IELTS tests and various IELTS preparatory courses at WINGS Centre.

Seminar on How to make Teaching Interesting and Effective at NSU

North South University (NSU) organized a seminar on 'How to make Teaching Interesting and Effective', on 15 June 2008 at the NSU campus. Dr. Shelley Feldman, Professor, Development Sociology, Cornell University, New York, USA and Member, International Advisory Board of NSU, delivered the speech as seminar speaker. Vice Chancellor of NSU Dr. Hafiz G.A Siddiqi chaired the session.

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