Debate competitions held at NUB

Publish: 7:24 PM, August 4, 2019 | Update: 7:24:PM, August 4, 2019

The Debating & Public Speaking Club of the Department of English, Northern University Bangladesh, organized a week-long Intra-departmental Debate Competitions 2019.

The final round held on July 30, 2019, at the City campus of NUB. 48 debaters from the Department of English, NUB, participated in the event.

Professor Dr. Md. Anwar Hossain, the honourable vice-chancellor of NUB, attended the event as the chief guest. He urged the participants to expand their horizons by taking part in programs like debating and public speaking that help one to widen his/her thinking ability, intelligence and presentation skills. His aspiring words truly lifted up the spirits of the participants.

The final topic of the English debate competition was ‘Stronger media can reduce corruption in Bangladesh’ while the Bangla debate finalists debated on ‘Ekush Shotoker Jatishango Ekti Okarjokor Songsthay Porinoto Hochche. These were appropriate topics and a timely issue of society. Students participated in these competitions with enthusiasm. With heated arguments and giving persuasive speeches, the affirmative teams won the competitions.

The members of the champion team of the English debate competition are Abdullah Osama, Fahim Ahmed and Fatema Tuz Zahra Tithy while the members of the runners-up team are Jerin Tasnim Jerin, Tamanna Jahan Trisha and shim Kumar Roy. Besides, the members of the champion team of the Bangla debate competition are Md. Shohanur Rahman Shohan, Samia Akter and Tanjuma Sultana whereas the members of the runners-up team are Md. Newaz Sharif, Md. Al-Emran and Md. Shahidul Islam. The champion and runners-up teams received crests and certificates from the chief guest.

Mr. Md. Shakhawat Hossain, senior lecturer & convener (English debate), Debating & Public Speaking Club, Department of English; and Mr. Md. Rabiul Islam, senior lecturer (GED) & convener (Bengali debate), Debating & Public Speaking Club, Department of English, moderated the English and Bangla debate competitions respectively.

The event was also attended by the teachers, students and administrative staff of NUB. Mr. Mohammad Jashim Uddin, assistant professor & Head, Department of English, chaired the session.