A tour for climate change awareness
Climate change has been paved in the center of the world's environmental agenda. The major impact of climatic change will be imposed on fisheries and aquaculture as fish have a fairly narrow range of optimum temperatures related both to the species basic metabolism and the availability of food organisms. Small fish that migrate seasonally between rivers and floodplain for feeding and breeding will be at stake due to the drying up of the channel.
Students spreading climate change awareness
Keeping all these things in mind, students of 4th batch of the Faculty of Fisheries, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University travelled across Khulna, Bagerhat, Chittangong, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet from January 28 to February 12 to create climate change awareness. The programme was designed as a study tour provided by the university, and the students marked their journey by creating climate change awareness across the country. To do this, all the twenty two participants wore T-shirts bearing the slogan to play one's own part to stop climate change. The initiative came from the guide teacher, Md Mahbubul Hassan who was an international climate champion 2010 selected by the British council, Bangladesh. The students have raised the climate change issue in Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, fish and shrimp processing plants, fish and shrimp hatcheries as well as people from different walks of life.
The Celebration of International Women's Day
Oxford International School celebrated the International Women's Day under the joint collaboration of UNIC, Dhaka and OIS on March 9, 2011 in its auditorium. The theme of the programme was ''Equal access to education, training, and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women”.
The Chief Guest of the programme was Prof. Dr. Sadeka Halim, Information Commissioner, Information Commission, UNIC, Dhaka. Md Moniruzzaman, Reference officer, UNIC, Dhaka and Kazi Ali Reza, Officer-in-charge, UNIC, Dhaka were the special guests present. In his welcome speech, GM Nizam Uddin, the Principal of OIS reiterated the glorious role of women in the world. He appreciated women's relentless contribution to the growth of the human society and keeping equal pace with their male counterparts.
Prof. Dr. Sadeka Halim, in her speech, acknowledged the incessant efforts shouldered by women in making significant contribution to all spheres of the society.
Aysha Hossain Shahnila, Director, was also present at the programme.
The entire programme was marked by a welcome song, question/answer session, drama performance, group songs and dance and a prize distribution session for the Art Competition segment. The programme successfully ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Naim Uddin Ahmed, Head of the English Department.
A Discussion on “Art of Poetry” held at NUB
Crossroads, Literary club, Department of English, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) arranged a discussion on “Art of Poetry” on March 9, 2011. Associate Prof. Ali Azgor Talukder, Dept. of English, presented the Key Note paper.
Among others, Assistant Prof. Kamiz Uddin Ahmed, Coordinator, Masters Programme, Assistant Prof. M. Ziaur Rahman and Senior Lecturer M. Tofazzal Hossain, Dept. of English delivered their speech and shared their ideas on the topic. The Greek Philosopher Horace's concept of poetry and its relevance at present were discussed in the programme.
Scholarship Awarding Ceremony
of IBAIS University
The scholarship awarding ceremony of IBAIS University for the year 2008 and 2009 was held on March 10, 2011 in the auditorium of Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Dhanmondi. The chief guest of the programme was Prof. Dr. Zakaria Lincoln, President of the University, Prof. Dr. Khandkar Rezaur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of IBIAS University presided over the ceremony; Registrar Prof. Dr. Munibur Rahman Chowdhury gave the welcome speech. In three categories 366 students were awarded scholarships worth Taka 10 lakh 71 thousand.