“Intra-University Public Speaking Competition-2019 - Let’s Talk” was organized by BUFT English Club, in the Seminar Hall - 101, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3.00 pm.
Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Vice-Chancellor (Acting), Professor Md. Muinuddin Khan, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, and Arts and Social Science, Professor Dr. Sirajul Karim Choudhury, Dean, Faculty of Fashion Studies, and Mr. Morshed Hasib Hasan, Senior Reporter, Channel 24, were present as guests in the Final Round and Prize Giving Ceremony of the competition. Dr. Ali Azgor Talukder, Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of English, Ms. Shahanaz Mahmud, Professor, Dept. of English, Ms. Mahmuda Iasmin Era, were among the Judges of the final round of the competition.
The competition, divided in three segments - the Audition Round, a Semi-Final, and the Final, was able to catch many students interests. More than 40 students from different departments took part in the Audition Round from which, after the Semi-Final, seven finalists were selected to take part in the Final. Md. Fahim Ahmed, Batch-171, Dept. of Textile Engineering, was declared the Champion while Mubasshir Tazwar, from Batch -171, Dept. of AMT and Tasdiq Azeez Chaudhury, Batch-192, Dept. of Textile Engineering, became runner-up and second runner up respectively. The winner and two runner ups of the competition received certificates and books for their achievements. Participants in the final round were also provided certificates for their participation. The participants in general reported that the competition, through its one-month-long journey, brought many positive changes and improvements in their public speaking ability.
Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, the Vice-Chancellor (Acting) of BUFT, in his speech as the Chief Guest, encouraged the students to enhance their English Language Proficiency through different ways like reading fiction and non-fiction books, participating in different competitions and so on. He mentioned that a strong communicative ability is very important to build for students to cope with the demands of ever expanding RMG and related sectors. He further emphasized that “A student, first and foremost, needs to be a good human being to progress in life”. Prof. Md. Muinuddin Khan, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Faculty of Business Studies and Arts and Social Sciences, in his speech, explained the necessity of having good communicative abilities for students and encouraged them to focus more on that. Prof. Dr. Sirajul Karim Choudhury, Dean, Faculty of Fashion Studies, appreciated the initiative that BUFT English Club has taken. He also encouraged the students to continue learning and growing. Mr. Morshed Hasib Hasan, Senior Reporter, Channel 24, in his speech, draws upon why having a strong command in English Language is important in the current economic condition of Bangladesh. He also encouraged the students to build and improve their speaking and other skills, stating that “This will highly benefit them in their future careers in a global work market.”
Club President, Md. Abdullah Al Yeasir concluded the Prize Giving Ceremony by giving a vote of thanks to everyone involved in the event.
BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) organised a programme for the celebration of World Teachers’ Day 2019 and presentation of lifetime achievement award to BUFT Advisor, Distinguished Professor & Dean Faculty of Business, Professor Md. Muinuddin Khan for his contributions in business and accounting education in Bangladesh on Monday, 7th October, 2019, in the auditorium at BUFT campus, Nishatnagar, Turag, Dhaka. University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman, Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah, was present at the event as the Chief Guest. He gave special emphasis on the role of teachers shaping the youth for a bright future.
Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees, BUFT, chaired the function. He gave a flower bouquet and crest to the Chief Guest, UGC Chairman, Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah, and lifetime achievement award recipient, Distinguished Prof. Md. Muinuddin Khan.
Mr Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, Founder member, Board of Trustees, BUFT, Vice Chancellor, Treasurer, Registrar, Director of Administration, CFO, Head of Logistics, Project Director, Head of PR, all heads of the academic and administrative departments, faculty members, officials, staff of BUFT, along with media personnel and students were present at the function.