Social Media for Generation Change

With substantial training and comprehensive knowledge, the youth generation of this country has immense possibilities to create some significant positive changes in this society. With this objective, American Centre, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka recently sponsored ‘Generation Change- social media training and campaign programme (GCSM) 2013’, a six month programme for undergraduate students from local universities to amplify their technical skills and […]

August 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Global Power Shift: Youth summit for climate change

Climate activists across the globe strongly believe that a strong political will must be convened in order to solve the climate crisis. Rio+20 Earth Summit held in June 2012 was not able to generate the impact desired by climate and environmental activists. What still gives hopes is the fact that there are an increasing number of climate organisations, environmental activists, […]

July 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

JU students help Rana Plaza victims

Jahangirnagar University Voluntary Association (JUVA), a student found organisation with its motto ‘Jokhoni Proyojon, Tokhoni Seba’ began its journey soon after the Rana Plaza building collapse at Savar. The organisation was formed at the university with the aim to rehabilitate injured survivors. On July 21, JUVA organised a small event to donate Taka 90,000 collected from JU for 15 victims […]

July 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Youths plan unique protests at US-Mexico Borders

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance and unveiled a new campaign titled ‘Bring Them Home’ last week to highlight the plight of the 1.7 million people who have been deported during the Obama administration, reports Several immigrant youth, who have been leaders in the undocumented youth movement in the United States, have crossed the border into Mexico, with plans […]

July 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Bridging gap between generations

I have begun to notice that depression is becoming evident in children as young as 11 years. To a large extent, pressure from parents could be a contributing factor to this condition. Our young generation complains about parents pretty often. I’d like to draw an example from my personal life. One of my friends aged 13, seems to remain quite […]

July 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Light in the Darkness

The slums in Baunia Badh in Mirpur are one of the dirtiest and noisiest places in the capital. The densely populated area is a dwelling for more than two lac people, who are all below the poverty line. Most of the shanties housing families in the squalid, congested area are attached to one another, often sharing walls with no windows […]

July 20, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Sifat conquers Mount Elbrus

‘Girls in the family and the neighbourhood used to play with hari-patil(cooking utensils), but somehow I was never attracted to those, I was busier climbing trees,’ shares Sifat Fahamida Naosin, the second Bangladeshi woman to conquer Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the Alps in Europe. ‘Of course, I used to get punished by my parents; they were worried about […]

July 20, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

JU-PDF observes 5th founding anniv

Physically Challenged Development Foundation, a volunteer organisation to help students with disabilities, celebrated its 5th founding anniversary at Jahangirnagar University campus on Saturday amid much enthusiasm and fanfare. The day-long event featured a colourful procession, discussion session, distributing gifts and souvenirs among present and former presidents of the organisation and an iftar party. JU PDF adviser professor A A Mamun, […]

July 20, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

RUET robot understands Bangla

Sadli Salauddin and Soumin Islam, two brilliant third year students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology made a robot, which is able to take commands in Bangla language and function accordingly. The duo claims that they had made the first robot, which is capable to understand instructions in Bangla. ‘The robot is able […]

July 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

JU students protest against Rampal coal power plant

On July 6, members of Nature Conservation Initiative, an environmental and sustainability organisation of teachers and students of Jahangirngar University, had formed a human chain in the campus to protest against the Rampal coal-based power plant, an environmentally devastating project. At least, 200 students and faculty members of different departments of JU joined the protest to show their solidarity against […]

July 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

NEO’13: 15 top finalists selected

Fifteen students from ten institutions across the country have been selected after the final round of National Earth Olympiad (NEO) 2013, a national-level high school Olympiad competition, organised by Bangladesh Youth Environment Initiative in collaboration with department of Geology, Dhaka University. Around a hundred students participated in the final round of the contest held on July 5 at Independent University […]

July 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

UBL recruits 16 interns for 2014

This is the third time in a row that Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) is conducting its prestigious Unilever Internship Program in the country, with its recruitment process already complete for internships beginning next year. The programme gives selected final year students from private and public universities, an exposure to the corporate culture of a multinational company and hands-on-experience at the […]

July 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

LRB rocked the Civil Carnival at AUST

Students of Civil Engineering Department of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology organised a cultural programme titled Civil Carnival dedicated to the farewell of the 23rd batch and for welcoming the 30th batch of the university on July 5 at the university campus in Tejgaon. Md. Kabir Ahmed Bhuiyan, chief engineer of Power and Water Development Board was present as […]

July 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth