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Selina Hossain attends ‘Scribbler's Den’ prize-giving ceremony at BracU

  • Published at 08:38 pm July 18th, 2019
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Famed author Selina Hossain speaks at the prize-giving ceremony of ‘Scribbler’s Den,’ an intra-university short story writing competition organized by Brac University Communication and Language Club (BUCLC), on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Courtesy

The renowned author was delightedto see the competition feature both Bangla and English writers

Prominent author Selina Hossain attended the prize-giving ceremony of “Scribbler’s Den,” an intra-university short story writing competition organized at Brac University.

The competition was organized byBrac University Communication and Language Club (BUCLC)on Wednesday, a press statement said.

Selina, a Bangla literary genius, attended the event as the chief guest. Also in attendance were Lady Syeda Sarwar Abed, associate vice president of student life at BracU and senior director of Brac Institute of Languages (BIL), and Dilara Afroz Khan, assistant professor and director of the Co-Curricular Activities Office at BracU, as special guests. 

Scribbler’s Den is an intra-university short story writing competition held regularly at BracU, with the aim of providing its students with a platform where they can showcase their creative writing skills. 

This time a total of 27 Bangla and 47 English stories were submitted to the BIL, coming from both Savar and Mohakhali campuses. Three stories from each language were selected from that pool and awarded on Wednesday.

Winners of ‘Scribbler’s Den’ with the guests at the prize-giving ceremony at Brac University, Dhaka on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 CourtesyAddressing the ceremony, Selina said she was delighted to see both Bangla and English writers featured at the competition. 

She said it was important for the new generation to continue the practice of both the languages – otherwise the Bangla literature would not see growth in future. 

The prize-giving ceremony followed a cultural program performed by BUCLC members.

The event was chaired by BIL Lecturer Farina Haque; the cultural performance was coordinated by BIL Lecturer Srabosti Saha.