Jahangirnagar University, Sep 10 (UNB) – A daylong national conference on Anthropology will begin on Tuesday on the campus.
With the slogan of ‘Culture, Power and History’, JU Anthropology department has been organising the conference at the seminar room of the department.
Convener of the conference, Professor Siddiqur Rahman confirmed the matter at a press conference at the teachers’ lounge of Social Science faculty in the afternoon.
‘We have organised the conference to uphold the diverse culture, power and histories of the country where teachers of Anthropology from different public universities will take part’, he said.
‘JU Vice Chancellor, Professor Farzana Islam will inaugurate the conference as chief guest at the seminar room of Zahir Raihan auditorium on the campus’, he added.
A total of 17 research papers on identity of post-colonial societies, migration, health, power, visual media, social movement and gender will be presented in six academic sessions of the conference.
Dhaka, Sept 10 (UNB) –Thirty five academics will receive ‘UGC Gold Medal’ on Tuesday for their fundamental research works and publications.
President Abdul Hamid will hand over the medals.
Among them, 18 teachers will be given the award for the year 2016 and 17 teachers for 2017. Each of the selected teachers will get Tk 50, 000 for their books and Tk 30,000 for their articles as honorium along with the certificate and the gold medal, said a press release.
The award giving ceremony will be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.
University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan will preside over the ceremony while UGC member Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum will deliver the address of welcome.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division, Ministry of Education Sohorab Hossain will be present as the special guests.
Besides, National Professors, UGC members, its secretary, VCs from public and private universities and noted educationists will be also be present.
Earlier in August 2018, UGC changed the name of the UGC Award as UGC Gold Medal.
The Commission introduced UGC Award (now UGC Gold Medal) in 1980 to encourage fundamental research works and publications of university teachers.
Dhaka, Sept 9 (UNB) – Expecting objective and impartial news from media men, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday urged reporters working on education beat to criticize their works in a constructive way as to help education sector flourishing.
“We never feel unhappy if any objective news goes against us as criticism can make scopes for correction,” Nahid said while addressing a meeting with the newly elected committee of Education Reporters Association Bangladesh (ERAB) at International Mother Language Institute Auditorium in the city’s Shegunbagicha area.
“The ruling government has been giving importance to adorn education based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for creating a meaningful education system,” the minister said.
“Special attention has been given to vocational and efficiency based education with a view to implementing SDGs in education,” he further said.
During the meeting, ERAB President Siddikur Rahman presiding, University Grant Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan, Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain and Director General Prof Md Mahbubur Rahman, Vocational and Madrasa Education Board Secretary Md Alamgir, among others, were present.
A cultural program was held at the inauguration ceremony.
Dhaka, Sept 9 (UNB) - Chairman and Founder of BRAC Sir Fazle Hasan Abed has said cosmopolitanism is “acceptance and appreciation” of the fact that human beings will choose to express themselves in different ways.
Sir Abed also shared how the cosmopolitan ethic has been reflected in the work of BRAC, which has significantly contributed to the development of the people of Bangladesh.
He was addressing a function on Saturday arranged by the Aga Khan National Council for Bangladesh celebrating the conclusion of the Diamond Jubilee of the Aga Khan with a session on “Cosmopolitan Ethic in Action” at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Bashundhara.
President of the Aga Khan National Council for Bangladesh Sulaiman Ajanee welcomed all and remarked that the Diamond Jubilee of the Aga Khan has provided a significant opportunity to reflect on the vision of Aga Khan, the efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network and on the ethics and values that underpin these efforts, one of which is the “cosmopolitan ethic”.
Managing Director Mohammadi Group Dr Rubana Huq said cosmopolitan ethic means that they neither expect nor desire that every person or society should converge on a single mode of life. “That is not possible but we have a moral and ethical choice to change whatever we can within our own means.”
AKDN Resident Diplomatic Representative to Bangladesh Munir M Merali said the cosmopolitan ethic also means to bring hope where there is despair and poverty, to embrace diversity, and to promote pluralism while employing meritocracy in all that they do.
The event was attended by members of the academia, representatives of civil society, business leaders and members of the Ismaili community.
Dhaka, Sep 9 (UNB) – Target of literacy campaign should not be limited to developing the skill of signing names only, but at making the new generation culturally and socially literate and knowledgeable about country’s history, said experts on Sunday.
The experts made the observations while addressing a view exchange meeting at National Press Club to mark the International Literacy Day 2018, observed globally on September 8. The programme was organised by Save the Children and Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (MSS).
Shafi Ahmed, an academic and senior editorial advisor of Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) appreciated attainment of a significant literacy rate of 72.9 percent but he stressed on the need of imbuing the spirit of cultural and national heritage among the members of new generation.
Speaking as chief guest at the programme, Minister of Primary and Mass Education, Advocate Mostafizur Rahman said “The country has developed in every sector, specially in education but still there remains some gap to fulfill our target – 100 percent literacy.”
Mass involvements and community initiatives are necessary to realise 100 percent literacy rate, the minister added.
Singer Ferdous Ara, Director of the education sector of Save the Children, Bushra Julfikar, and Executive Director of MSS, Zakir Hossain, addressed, among others, the programme, with daily Bhorer Kagoj editor Shyamal Dutta presiding it over.