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NSUSS at Close Up- Prothom Alo IUCF

Tamoha Binte Siddiqui

NORTH South University Shangshkritik Shangathan(NSUSS) participated in the Close Up- Prothom Alo Inter University Cultural Festival organised by Murchhona, BUET on 10 June. The three day long event, in which universities such as Jahangir Nagar, East West, BRAC and Ahsanullah Tech. participated, was held in the Central Auditorium of BUET. The event was held in the spirit of bringing students from different universities (both public and private) together in order to celebrate our culture and tradition.

The one and half-hour programme by NSUSS was based on the theme of 'unity and strength' present amongst the youth today, and various performances following this theme ensued. Songs from different genres such as folk, Rabindra-Sangeet and contemporary were performed to show case the different spheres of our culture. A short skit, portraying the triumph of the power of love over the evils of our society such as corruption and terrorism, was also carried out using effective devices such as humor, irony, and satire. Another highlight of the programme was a fusion dance routine, which blended both traditional and contemporary dance forms to demonstrate the conflict of good and evil that rages inside each and every individual. By the end of the routine, the good and pure side prevailed as the evil side was not only conquered, but also transformed. Apart from these performances, a presentation show-casing the programmes, works, and activities of NSUSS was also shown.

The anchor of the show, in accordance with the theme of 'unity and strength', talked about how such events can give the students of different universities a common platform in which they not only get the opportunity to exhibit their talent, creativity and ideas, but also get the opportunity to strengthen the bonds and friendship present amongst the students of different universities. Though some people may say that public and private universities are divided in their thought and culture, it is through events such as these that the students prove that there is no division present amongst them. After all, regardless of the university one attends, all the members of the youth share the same goal and the same dreamthe dream of a beautiful and a prosperous country. Therefore, the youth today remains strongly united and ready to face all challenges and crises thrown their way in order to pursue this dream of a better Bangladesh.

(The writer is a students of the English Department, NSU)


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