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Interpersonal Debate Competition in RU

Mishu Champion in AIDS Awareness Debate

Rajshahi, February 18:

Student of Mass Communication Department of Rajshahi University (RU) Mahfuzur Rahman Mishu annexed champion in the Inter-personal Debate Competition to make the students aware of HIV/AIDS held at the Law Gallery of RU today.

Focusing on the slogan 'Get up at homes to prevent AIDS', development organization Centre for Communication and Development-CCD and its co-organization Bangladesh Advanced Students Alliance (BASA) organized the competition as a part of the Debate Festival being held at RU. A large number of debaters from 76 debating teams of Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Rajshahi Medical College, Asian University of Bangladesh, Rajshahi Govt. College and Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute and other higher educational institutions of Rajshahi.

The debate competition arranged with the support of National AIDS/STD Program (NASP) and UNICEF was held in three rounds. The topic of the final round debate was AIDS is Possible only through Introducing Compulsory Sex Education at Every Level. The best ten debaters selected from the first and second round competed in the final round. Facing a hard competition Mahfuzur Rahman Mishu became champion in the debate. Student of Sociology Department of RU Md Aminul Islam and student of English Department of RU Shahnaz Akhter Ranu became the first and second runner-up in the final competition. Assistant Professor of Sociology Department of Rajshahi Government College Poet Dr Abida Sultana conducted the final round debate as moderator.

Assistant Professor of Social Work Department of RU Md Robiul Islam, Assistant Professor of Psychology Department of RU Murshida Ferdous Binte Habib, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Department of RU Shatil Siraj Shuvo, Lecturer of Law Department of RU Md Abdul Alim, Lecturer of English Department of RUET Md Shakhawat Hossain, Teacher of Sirajgonj Bangabandhu College M A Matin, former Team Leader of RU Debating Team Advocate Eusuf Ali Chowdhury and Firoz Ibne Rahman Titas judged the competition. A huge number of teachers and students of different higher educational institutions enjoyed the whole day debate competitions.

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