“The country’s leading business conglomerate is always ready to lend its support for building up skilled manpower”
Laying stress on the participation in debate competition, he said the present generation should be engaged in extra curricular activities to keep pace with the present world.
He was addressing the grand finale of Bashundhara Khata-Kaler Kantho National Debate Competition on Friday. The daily Kaler Kantho in association with Bashundhara Khata arranged the debate competition which came to an end at Ideal College of the capital.
Bashundhara Group Vice-Chairman Safwan Sobhan, who was present as the chief guest, handed over awards to winners.
Mazid Jarina Foundation School and College emerged as champion while Adamjee Cantonment College and Blue Bird School and College finished second and third respectively.
Mazid Jarina Foundation and Adamjee Cantonment College were awarded Tk 1 lakh and Tk 60,000 as prize money respectively while Blue Bird School was given Tk 30,000.
Vice-Chairman Safwan Sobhan further said,
“We are always in support of this sort of programme and will continue to arrange such events in the future like we did in the past. “This time 600 schools participated in this event, but next time more and more schools will take part.”
Editor of the daily Kaler Kantho Imdadul Huq Milon, also a noted novelist, said, “I am overwhelmed by the number of participants. We want to go ahead with this sort of work that yields good results.”
Principal of Dhanmondi Ideal College Joshim Uddin said, “This sort of programmes encourage us. Bashundhara Group should arrange debate contests on a regular basis.”
Executive editor of Kaler Kantho Mostofa Kamal, general manger of Bashundhara Paper Mills Toufique Hasan and senior official of Bashundhara Khata Asaduzzaman also spoke on the occasion.
The national debate started on 15 April this year.