Dhaka, Nov 23 (UNB) - Bangladesh has proposed to make provisions for scholarships so that students and professionals from developing countries can do internship in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal made the proposal and formally submitted it during the recently held fourth review conference of the OPCW, said Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague on Saturday.
This scholarship fund, if approved, will also open up opportunities for candidates from Bangladesh to go to The Hague to work in the OPCW.
Reflecting Bangladesh’s successful engagement with the OPCW, Ambassador Belal was elected as Chairperson of the Credential Committee of the fourth review conference.
Other members of the committee are Columbia, Guatemala, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sudan and Macedonia.
OPCW organises review conference every fifth year comprising 193 countries.
The OPCW, a Noble laureate organisation, is working to get the world rid of chemical weapons across the world.
Earlier Bangladesh formally submitted a non-paper on “Internship and Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programmes opportunities in the OPCW for applicants from the States Parties in the developing world under the regular budget of the OPCW and/or through a Trust Fund towards balanced geographical representation in the Technical Secretariat” for consideration by the Fourth Review Conference.
With facts and figures, Bangladesh showed to the member States that, at this time, interns and Junior Professional Officer (JPO) are recruited by OPCW only if they could fund themselves, said the Embassy.
In its proposal, Bangladesh urged all to get rid of “affordability” as the criteria through a scholarship fund for candidates from developing countries like Bangladesh.
If approved, Bangladesh will help create a precedent which other international organisations could also replicate.
This scholarship fund will also open up opportunities for candidates from Bangladesh to come to The Hague to work in the OPCW.
During proceedings of the review conference, Bangladesh also expressed its support and solidarity for the State of Palestine as they joined the OPCW as the 193rd country.
Jahangirnagar University, Nov 23 (UNB) - A daylong workshop titled “How to Pitch an Idea” was held at the university campus in Savar on Friday.
Hult Prize, an award giving group for idea making, organised the workshop at the seminar room of Zahir Raihan auditorium.
Senior Executive of ‘Glaxo Smith Kline Bangladesh’, also the champion of ‘Unilever Bizmaestros 2014’ in Bangladesh and Globally 1st runner’s up in ‘Unilever Future Leaders League 2015’, addressed the function as the chief speaker.
Addressing the function, he focused on the rules and factors to be successful in generating business idea.
Minhazul Abedin, JU Director of Hult Prize, presided over the function.
The workshop continued till 5 PM followed by an interactive and question-answering session.
Every year Hult Prize contest takes place in thousands of university campuses of all over the world to find out a sustainable solution to a social challenge selected by ex-US president Bil Clinton.
This year the students of JU are getting a chance to compete in the prestigious international competition.
Around 395 teams have registered for the competition at JU.
After completion of first two rounds, 22 teams will now compete in the semifinal round which will take place on Saturday, 24th November.
The Grand Finale of Hult Prize at Jahangirnagar University campus will take place on 1st December 2018.
Dhaka, Nov 23 (UNB) – A five-day long woodblock print workshop titled 'Musicality in Wood' began at Cosmos-Atelier71 Printmaking Studio in the city’s Malibagh area on Friday.
The workshop is conducted by artist Anisuzzaman, Professor of the Department of Printmaking of Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University.
Eminent artist Monirul Islam, Director of Alliance Française de Dhaka Olivier Dintinger and Gallery Cosmos Director Tehmina Enayet were present at the inaugural ceremony.
Sixteen emerging artists from all over the country are participating in the woodblock print workshop.
They are ATM Abid Hasan, Avijit Mondol, Bristy Pathan, Faisal Abir, Faizul Islam, Jeny Das, MD Ashraful Alam, Md Fahad Uddin, MD Ragib Shakil Al Rafi, MD Saiful Islam, Sruty Kashana, Md Taohidur Rahman, Nabanita Chowdhury, Raju Ahmed, Shahed Hossain and Tahera Tanzim Juthi.
Artists Sourav Chowdhury and Zahangir Alom are participating in the workshop as guest artists.
The studio also intends to publish a portfolio with selected artworks of every participant derived from the workshop.
The workshop will run from 10am to 5pm every day until November 27 at the Cosmos-Atelier71 Printmaking Studio at Cosmos Centre.
Dhaka, Nov 22 (UNB) - The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2019 will begin on February 2 next.
The Education Ministry published the exam schedule on Thursday.
The detailed schedule of the SSC exams is available on the website of Dhaka Education Board.
Islamic University, Nov 22 (UNB) - The authorities of Islamic University (IU) observed its 40th University Day on the campus in Kushtia on Thursday amid festive mood and much enthusiasm.
A daylong programme, including procession, discussion, and cultural session, was held on the campus, marking the day.
IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the programmes by releasing pigeon in the morning.
The VC, later, hoisted the national flag while its Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman hoisted the university flag in front of the university’s administration building around 9:30am.
The teachers, officials, students and staff of the university brought out a colourful procession led by the VC from in front of the administration building of the university.
Among others, IU treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif, proctor Professor M Mahbubar Rahman, IIER director Professor M Maher Ali and IU English department chairman Professor AHM Aktarul Islam Zillu took part on the procession.
The procession ended at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium after parading main roads of the campus.
Later, a discussion and cultural event was held after cutting cake at the central auditorium of the university.