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Seminar on awareness about drug addiction

RECENTLY a seminar was held at the auditorium of the Siddeswari Campus of Stamford University Bangladesh to increase mass awareness about the effects of drug addiction. DMP Commissioner AKM Shahidul Hoque was present as the chief guest while Prof. Dr. M. A. Hannan Feroz, President of Stamford Trusty Board, chaired the programme. Special guest of the function, Muzibur Rahman Patwari, Deputy Director of Narcotics Department, explained the devastating effects of drug and treatment of drug abuse. Krishnopodo Roy, Deputy Police Commissioner and Akram Hossain, Deputy Police Commissioner Traffic (South) also spoke on the occasion. Prof. Dr. Majibur Rahman, Vice Chancellor of Stamford University Bangladesh talked about the academic activities of the university and he also mentioned the remarkable role the university has been playing to spread the light of higher education in Bangladesh. The Chairperson of the function, Dr. M.A Hannan Feroz awarded a crest to AKM Shahidul Hoque. Among others, M. Murshed Hossain and Zakir Hossain, members of Stamford University Trusty Board were present. The other guests of the seminar were deans of different departments, teachers, administrative officers, journalists of electronic and press media and students.


Workshop at BAU

Aminul Islam

A five-day workshop on 'Food security and its quality maintaining' concluded at the Graduate Training Institute (GTI) of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on July 15. Teachers from 15 public universities of the country and scientists of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) took part in the workshop.

Vice-Chancellor of BAU Prof. Dr. M.A Sattar Mandal inaugurated the workshop as chief guest. Presided over by Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab, Dean of Fisheries Faculty, BAU, the inaugural ceremony was also addressed among others by Prof. Dr. Mohammad Kamal of Fisheries Faculty, GTI Director Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam, National Project Director of Department of Fisheries (DoF) Saleh Ahmed, and DoF project Coordinator Khandaker Rashidul Hasan. Dr. Fatema Haque Shikha, an associate professor of Fisheries Technology Department of Fisheries Faculty conducted the total programme. The speakers told the opening session that to ensure food security for the people is the prime task for the scientists all over the world. Now the scientists and researchers are working relentlessly to produce more fishes to satisfy the ever growing demand of the people and in many cases the scientists have become successful, said the speakers.


Dr. Akbar Ali speaks at IUB's on Financial Management



A seminar entitled “Financial Management of Bangladesh Government” was held at Independent University Bangladesh on Thursday, 22 July, 2010. School of Business of the University organized the seminar. Dr Akbar Ali Khan, Former Advisor to the Caretaker Government and Former Cabinet and Finance Secretary, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh was the key-note speaker of the seminar. Dr Khashruzzaman Choudhury, Visiting Professor at IUB introduced the speaker. Among other, Prof Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, IUB spoke on the occasion. The seminar ended with an open discussion session between the guests and the audience which raised many important issues on Financial Management of Bangladesh Government. The lecture session was attended by members of the IUB senior management, faculty members and the students.


The Voice of Business unveils 3rd Issue

ON July 17, Business Club of Faculty of Business Studies (FBS), University of Dhaka, “The Voice of Business” unveiled its 3rd issue of annual business magazine. The Dean of FBS, Prof. Dr. Abbas Ali Khan was the chief guest while Dr. Md. Serajul Islam, Samina M Saifuddin, Dr. Mahmud Osman Imam and Md. Nazim Uddin Bhuiyan were present as guests of honour on the occasion.

At the 2nd session of the programme, a workshop on Career Planning was held. Mr. Tanvir Alam Malik, an alumnus of FBS, was the keynote speaker. Renowned corporate persons, academicians and students, both Bangladeshi and international, wrote for this issue. Besides publishing the magazine, VOB arranges seminars, workshops, and knowledge sharing sessions.


Freshers' Reception at Comilla University

Md. Kamruzzaman Bhuiyan

AMIDST great enthusiasm and a colourful programme, students of Management Studies Department of Comilla University received the students of fourth batch of the department. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dr. Amir Hossain was the chief guest while treasurer, Gopal Chandra Sen was the special guest on the occasion. A rally was organised which went all around the campus. Later on a discussion and cultural programme was arranged.


Faculty members, Dewan Neamul Karim, Md.Tazul Islam, Md. Sariful Alam Khandaker addressed the function while first year student, Shamik Hasan, second year student Palash Banik, third batch student Abdullah Al Maruf, and fourth batch student Rojina Akter also spoke on the occasion. The programme was hosted by Taslima Khatun and Montazer Rashedin and co-ordinated by Faisal Arefin.

(Md. Kamruzzaman Bhuiyan is a third year student of Management Studies department in Comilla University )




Film Festival at JNU

On July 21, a 5-day film festival was organised in Jagannath University (JNU) by the JNU Sangiskritik Kendro (JNUSK).

Vice Chancellor Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed inaugurated the ceremony at The Central Auditorium. The following films were screened: Joyjatra, Avatar, 3 idiots, Hajar Bochor Dhore, Akash Chhoya, Bhalobasha and Houseful. The film festival came to a close on July 25.


HANS exhibition

To introduce people to the term AUTISM and the latent talents of special (autistic) children, HANS (a not-for-profit students' organisation), in alliance with Surf Excel, organised a 7-day art exhibition in DRIK Gallery, Dhanmondi, Dhaka under the title 'EMERGED FROM UNKNOWN II'. More than 60 paintings of special children from various special schools were exhibited from 16 July to 22 July every day from 03:00 pm 08:00 pm.

In Bangladesh, there is a common perception among the general people that autistic people are disabled, incompetent and incapable. Through this event HANS wanted to provide the general people with the right information about autism and autistic children. In the exhibition, all paintings were put on sale and the earnings will go directly to the painters. This will give a social recognition to the autistic children as artists.

The inaugural ceremony was held on 16 July at 04:30 pm and the exhibition was inaugurated by Prof. Abul Barq Alvi, Department of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. In the inaugural ceremony Prof. Alvi said, “This is a good initiative taken by HANS for the autistic children. No doubt these children are very talented and some of them can become renowned painters in future.”

Chairman of HANS Meer Sohrabul Hossain said that the objective of this programme is to showcase the talents of these autistic children. He highly praised the quality of the pictures painted by the children.





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