Thursday, February 22, 2018 | ePaper
25th Robi-Dristy Debate held in Port city
The closing ceremony of the Robi-Dristy Debate Competition has come to an end on Saturday at the Theater Institute in Chittagong. This was the 25th edition of this prestigious debate contest organized by Dristy Chittagong, says a press release.
Chittagong University, Chittagong Govt High School and Presidency International School were crowned as the champions in University, School and College level respectively. The college level debate competition was held in English language.
Kalokakoli High School became runner-up in school level and Tanvir from Chittagong Government High School was adjudged as the best debater. North-South University became runner-up in the University level debate competition.
Information Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister and eminent journalist, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury distributed prizes among the winners at the closing ceremony as chief guest. Robi's Chief Corporate and People Officer (CCPO) and former debater Matiul Islam Nowshad, banglanews24.com's Bureau Chief in Chittagong, Tapan Chakroborty; Sunrise Grammer School's Principal Safia Gazi Rahman, Robi's Cluster Market Director, Eastern Cluster, Nazir Ahmed and Bangladesh Debate Federation's President, Abdullah Muhammad Shukrana were present on the occasion as Special Guests. Dristy Chittagong's President, Masud Bakul presided over the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said, "Current young generation is enriched with information. They have huge curiosity to gather knowledge. Youth from the entire country should take up debate as a means for developing their merit."
He added, if Dhaka is the head of the country, then Chittagong is the heartbeat. So, development of the city is the reflection of our country's development. Present Government under the leadership of Prime Minister is constantly working to develop the port city.
Robi's CCPO, Matiul Islam Nowshad in his speech said, "Ability to speak well and thinking power are mandatory for becoming a quality leader. He hailed Dristy as the factory of building leaders and said, Robi is proud of partnering with Dristy in bringing about positive changes in the society."
President of Drity Chittagong, Masud Bakul said, "Dristy Chittagong is the lone organization that is organizing school debate competition for the 25th consecutive year in the country. We believe, our effort can't go in vain in our pursuit to build a society based on rationality through youth engagement."
Senior Vice-Chairman, Saif Chowdhury; Vice President, Shahidul Islam; General Secretary, Saber Shah; Joint Secretary, Saifuddin Munna and Zunayed Koushik Chowdhury and Organizing Secretary, Kazi Arafat of Dristy Chittagong were also present on the occasion.