M. A. Alim Khan:
International Charity Organization Volunteers Association for Bangladesh (VAB) organized an Online English Conversation Competition in the celebration of the Centenary Anniversary of Bangabadhu Sk. Mujibur Rahaman the founder of the Bengali Nation.The final competition of the VAB English Conversation Competition concluded today. Today at 10 am Volunteers Association for Bangladesh (VAB) started its final online English Conversation Competition by using online platform zoom. VAB started this competition from the school level in the last month and the Upazila level competition from 16 January, 2021.
At the first stage at the school level there were 250 contestants who attended from 25 schools from 5 Upazilas in 5 Districts. At the Upazlia level Competition 75 contestants attended. Today at the final stage ten contestants from Niphamari, Kurigram, Pabna, Jashore and Satkhira participated at the competition.
Prof. Dr. Jasimuz Zaman, Country Director of VAB conducted the competition. Mr. Matilal Pal, Treasurer of VAB, USA attended as the Chief Guest and Dr. Delwar Hussain, former Chairman VAB Board of Directors, New York, Linguist Mr. Amin Ramhan from Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Sultan HafeezRahan, Chairman, VAB Advisory Board, Educationalist Prof. RanjitPodder and Mr. Masum Billah attended as special guests.
In the speech of Chief Guest Mr. Pal said, “It’s a delightful experience. We are watching a picture of future Bangladesh.” Educationalist Mr. Masum Billah about this competition, he said, “I must appreciate this program as it makes rural students confident and develops their speaking skills.”
Educationalist Prof. Ranjit Podder said, “I am amazed to see the students are speaking. They will go a long way, I firmly believe.” The Chairman of the VAB Advisory Board Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman said that English conversation by the students was truly amazing and conveyed his heartiest congratulations to the contestants.
Dr. Mohammad Haroonur Rashid, former Secretary of GOB and Chairman of VAB Trustee Board, Prof. Dara Shamsuddin and Dr. Mostafa Md. Golam were present as judges. Results of the final competition placed Mrittika Jahan, Sadia AnjumPuspa and Apple Mahmud first, second and third positions respectively.