Sensitizing students through debate at Jahangirnagar University
A need based debate program was proceeded in 3 dimensions like, Solo/public, parliamentary and show debate in Jahangirnagar University (JU) Auditorium during December 13-15 and 17, 2018 for sensitizing students on effective use of social media.
It was jointly organized by Institute for Environment and Development (IED), Janoudyog (peoples’ Initiatives) and Jahangirnagar University Debating Organization (JUDO). Students of 20 departments of JU participated in this program with the chair of Musfiq Us Salehin-President of JUDO and anchored by Faisal Mahmud Shanta.
Inauguration and discussion meeting was held in the first day evening. Mr.Subodh M Baskey, asst. coordinator of IED, Mr. Shahin Reza, former president of JUDO and TasinNasir, former president of JUDO attended as discussants. The public speaking debate was started after the discussion meeting and parliamentary and show debate were held in second day. The daylong debate was organized with making different debate groups and following several steps and went on to semifinal level. In the semifinal round total 4 teams i.e. Zoology, IBA, Chemistry and Anthropology department came out for competition and from which Chemistry and Anthropology went on to final round defeating IBA & Zoology department.
In the third day evening, final round debate was held at Salim Al Dwin Open stage of Jahangirnagar University. The Chemistry and Anthropology department faced competition each other. The debate was styled on parliamentary system. The attended audiences inspired the debaters through recurrent big hands. Lastly Chemistry and Anthropology departments became champion and runner up respectively.
A small discussion meeting and prize distribution was held after the debate. Mr. Faisal Mahmud Shanta, general secretary of JUDO anchored this event with the chair of Mr. Musfiq Us Salehi, president of JUDO. Mr. Muksimul Ahsan Apu, founder president of JUDO and senior reporter, NTV; Mr. Tarique Hossain, associate coordinator of IED and JU member secretary; Mr. Abdullah Ahmed Chowdhury, manager of Rupali Bank; Prof. ATM Atiqur Rahman, department of history, Jahangirnagar University & moderator of JUDO and Abdul Kalam Azad, senator of Jahangirnagar University & Asst. General Manager of Janata Bank were attended as guests and gave speech inspiring debaters. Afterwards, the guests gave away crest to the champion & runner up members. The three day event covered 300 students.