The English Department of University of Asia Pacific (UAP) participated in “Dr. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury Memorial Debate Championship” held from 9 to 12 April, 2021 organized by the Debating and Public Speaking Club – UAP. In the preliminary round of the Championship which was held on 9th April, 2021, 8 teams from 6 departments took part.
The first slot of the event took place at 9.30 a.m. on Google Meet where the English Department faced the Law and Human Rights Department. The motion of the debate was এই সংসদ, “পশ্চিমা সংস্কৃতি মাত্রই উদার, এই ধারণা বহুল প্রচারে অনুতপ্ত।” Nurun Nahar Borna, Department of Pharmacy, joined the event as an Honourable Speaker. Kazi Mehedi Hasan Joy, Shamsunnahar Subarna and Sharna Zaman were the speakers from the English Department. In the first slot, the Department of English won and moved on to the semi-finals where they faced the Department of Law once again and lost. In this round, the motion was “এই সংসদ, নারী কয়েদিদের তাদের শিশুসন্তানকে জেলে রাখার অনুমতি দিবে।”
The semi-final round was adjudicated by Abdul Alim, Assistant Judge of Manikganj District Court; Ms. Niger Afroz Islam, Assistant Professor, Department of English, UAP; and Ahmed Tousif Saad, Lecturer, Department of BBA, UAP.