Jahangirnagar University Debate Organisation (JUDO) in the slogan of “Morjadai Gori Somota” has arranged a four-day “National Women Debate Festival-2014” on its campus yesterday.
The JUDO in collaboration with “Manusher Jonno Foundation” arranged the competition, where debaters from 32 public and private universities across the country were supposed to take part, the organisers said.
The debate programme was aimed to promote the equal rights of the women and to recognize their household chores as institutional work.
In a yesterday’s press conference in JU Journalists’ Association (JUJA) around 3pm, JUDO President Debangshu Shuvo said the programme was designed into two parts while one part is particularly for the JU students.
The event also includes an inaugural programme, a colourful procession, a public debate and prize giving ceremony among the best debaters.
In the closing ceremony, which would be held in the university’s “Selim Al Deen Muktamancha” on November 29, JU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Farzana Islam was supposed to attend as the chief guest. JU treasurer Prof Dr Abul Khayer and the foundation’s Executive Director Shahin Anam were due to attend the programme among others.
Channel 24, Radio ABC, the Daily Samakal and the news portal banglanews24.com are the media partners of the event.