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Workshop of engineers, construction artists held in Bogura
A day- long workshop was held at Bogura Tourism Motel with engineers and construction artists from Bogura and Sirajganj on Saturday. The programme was presided over by Faunzi Bin Farid, a consultant engineer at Aman Cement Mills Ltd, a former Additional Chief Engineer at the Department of Warren. Chief Engineer of the Bogura Zone, Md Altaf Hossain, was the key speaker at the programme . The programme was organised by Department of Education Engineering Bogura. Altaf Hossain said the responsibility of the engineers is numerous to make the prosparity of the common people, but the responsibility of the construction artists is in no small part. Even if their names are not written in the pages of history, the institutions that they have in hand will continue to be signed for ages. Khandaker Ataur Rahman Rifat, Chief Marketing Officer, Aman Cement Mills Ltd was the Chief Guest. Aman Cement Mills Limited provided technical assistance of the event .
One held with Yaba tablets in Jamalpur
JAMALPUR: Police arrested a drug peddler with huge contraband Yaba tablets from a passenger bus in Dewanganj Upazila in the district on Friday night. The drug peddler was identified as Chhoyen Uddin,42, son of Jamal Uddin at village Bamunerchar in Roumary Upazila of Kurigram district. Police said, acting on a tip off, a team of the police raided a Dhaka bound night coach and arrested Chhoyen with 2600 pieces Yaba tablets from his possession. A case was registered with Dewanganj police station in this regard, reports BSS
Int'l Literacy Day observed in Rajshahi
RAJSHAHI: The International Literacy Day 2019 was observed here as elsewhere in the country today in a befitting manner with the specific call of attaining cent percent literacy for overall development of the country. District Administration organised a colourful rally, discussion meeting and film show amidst huge public gathering in the city in observance of the day. Starting from the premises of Monibazar, the rally marched through some of the city streets before being ended at Shilpakala Academy. A discussion meeting was held there highlighting significance of the day. "Literacy and Multilingualism" is this year's theme which means literacy in many languages will guarantee a better life. Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi division Jakir Hossain addressed the meeting as the chief guest while retired Principal of Shahmukhdum Degree College Dr Tasiqul Islam spoke as focal person with Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Shariful Haque in the chair. Dr Islam narrated the aspects of attaining total literacy and put forward a set of recommendations on how to achieve the cherished goal. District Primary Education Officer Abdus Salam and Assistant Director of Bureau of Non-formal Education Anwar Kamal also spoke on the occasion. Jakir Hossain identically said total literacy is the precondition to make people skillful human resources along with freeing the nation from unemployment problem, reports BSS.