Dhaka, Sep 13 (UNB) - Robi- Drishty Debate Championship-2018 began in Chattogram on Thursday. This is the 26th year of this premiere debating competition, said a press release today.
Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor A. J. M. Nasir Uddin inaugurated the debate competition at the Chattogram Zila Shilpakala Academy, as the chief guest.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and the ex-debater and CEO, Nagorik television, Abdun Nur Tushar, Robi’s Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Shahed Alam, Vice President, Media, Communications and Sustainability, Ekram Kabir and Cluster Market Director, A. S. M. Enayetur Rahim were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, CCC Mayor A. J. M. Nasir Uddin said: “We need to remove narrow-mindedness, in order to achieve the vision of making Bangladesh a developed nation. Constructive debate is essential to bring about positive changes in the society. We need to apply reasoning in every aspect of our life to enrich our society.”
Commenting on the occasion, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said: “Debating is the key enabler to the creation of a knowledge-based society. It is, in that circumstance, very important that we introduce our young generation to this art at an early age. I would like to thank the organizers of Drishty Chattogram for championing the cause for debate in our society.”
Ex-debater and CEO, Nagorik television, Abdun Nur Tushar said, “We can build a meritorious and genious Bangladesh through debate. Debaters are creative, imaginative, courageous and thinking people, all these qualities are essential to become an ideal human being.”
Drishty Chattogram’s President, Masud Bokul presided over the inauguration programme. The Vice President of the organization, Saif Chowdhury and General Secretary, Saber Shah, also spoke on the occasion.