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Webinar held on impact of creative practice on mental health

  • Published at 12:12 am July 10th, 2020
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NDUB English department head Prof Golam Sarwar Chowdhury was present as chief guest

A webinar consisting of three episodes titled “Creative Practice and Impact on Mental Well-being” has been held Sunday on Streamyard and Facebook Live from Notre Dame University Bangladesh page.

It was a part of the month-long NDUB Lockdown Fest 2020, between 15 June to 16 July, organized by the Photographic Society of Notre Dame University Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Notre Dame University Bangladesh Business Club (NDUBBC) and Notre Dame University Bangladesh English Club (NDUBEC).

NDUB English department head Prof Golam Sarwar Chowdhury was present as chief guest.

All three episodes discussed how creative practice is connected to the state of mind and well-being.

NDUB English Lecturer Ahmed Tahsin Shams moderated the session. The panellists for the first episode comprised of academics and literature practitioners such as Avik Gangopadhyay, author, critic and columnist from Kolkata, Syed Badrul Ahsan, renowned journalist, author and columnist based in London, and Bishwajit Goswami, visual artist and academic.

The other two episodes included poet and academic Dr. Joyce Ashuntantang (Joyce Ash) from New York, Richard Crooks, curriculum specialist, Ministry of Education of UAE, and Sadia Afrin Aroni, founder and head of Cinematography at Checkmate Events.

The entire session is available in NDUB official page, NDUB YouTube, NDUB website for future viewing. 

NDUB Lockdown Fest 2020 saw creative competitions themed “Social Distancing,” on the following categories: a) Photography b) Short Film c) Artwork (Fine Arts/Digital Arts) d) Creative Writing (poem/short story) e) Performance (dance/recital/music).

UNDP (Bangladesh) is the strategic partner of this event, and Dhaka Tribune and Radio Dhoni 91.2 FM are the media partners. THe platform said 90% of the sponsored amount would be donated for necessary Covid-19 health measures or to the vulnerable population.

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