Inauguration of the First International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in Bangladesh

Shaharima Parvin, Assistant Librarian

East West University
27 April 2019

The Inaugural Ceremony of the 1st International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (i-IKM 2019) was held at BPATC, Savar, Dhaka on 25 April 2019. The Conference is being jointly organized by the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) and the Department of the Information Studies and Library Management, East West University. Around 30 Invited Speakers from all around the world, 170 paper presenters and around 350 participants joined the Conference. This Conference is the first initiative taken in Bangladesh of its kind focusing on one of the burning issues of 21st Century, Agenda 2030.

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Shaheed Professor Anudwipayan Bhattacharya Memorial Library has been inaugurated at Jagannath Hall, University of Dhaka

Rajesh, NSTU, 27 April, 2019

Shaheed Professor Anudwipayan Bhattacharya Memorial Library and the office complex of the Provost of Jagannath Hall, both renovated with Government of India assistance have been inaugurated at Jagannath Hall, the University of Dhaka on 25 April 2019 Thursday. High Commissioner Smt Riva Ganguly Das and Professor Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka were present and inaugurated the both on that occasion.

Former UK High Commissioner and OBE, Director Bangladesh, British Council donate books to “Boibodol”

Ahasan, Dhaka, 27 April 2019

Barbara Wickham OBE, Director Bangladesh, British Council donated hers and former UK High Commissioner Alison Blake’s best book collections to Active Citizens team Boibodol on 21 April 2019, Dhaka. Mr Saifullah Mahfuz Orko, founder of the Boibodol and other members were present during the program.

Boibodol is a social action project that exchanges books with different networks of readers to encourage knowledge sharing and reading habits in the youth across Bangladesh.

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Canadian University of Bangladesh celebrates The World Book Day

Ahasan, Dhaka 28 April 2019

The Canadian University of Bangladesh arranged a rally in connection with World Book Day at Banani road 11 on April 23, 2019. The theme of the day was “everything you need to know.” Professor Dr Mohammad Mahfuzul Islam, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr Nazrul Islam, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Sheikh Mozaffar Hossain, Treasurer, Mr Bahauddin Muhammad Isa, Acting Registrar of the Canadian University of Bangladesh were present in the rally as Special Guests.  A large number of students, librarians and Faculty members of the Canadian University of Bangladesh also attended the rally.

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Celebration of World Book and Copyright Day at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro

Ahasan, Dhaha, 28 April 2019

Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, the founder and president of the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (World Literature Centre), quoted philosopher Sapkalis and said, “There are many surprises in this world. But there is nothing surprising like humans. Averted of the book is darkness and book fondness is light. People will come to creativity when this light will reflect them, their mindset will be awakened and copyright will be stopped.

To celebrate UNECSO announced World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April 2019, Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO and Bishwo Shahitto Kendro jointly organized a discussion meeting on “Our Creative Books and Intellectuals” at Ishkendar Zahid Hasan Auditorium, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro.

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Students from IIS, NSTU become the runners up at “Int’l Hult Prize Regionals” in Mumbai

Rajesh, NSTU, 27 April 2019

Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) team has won the title of runners up in the Mumbai regional competition of the prestigious ‘HULT PRIZE’. On 13th April, the Hult Prize regional final was held in Mumbai, India. 65 teams from different countries of the world, including Australia, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, Singapore, India, and Bangladesh participated in the competition. Among the teams of Bangladesh, there were 16 teams notably from DU, CU, SUST, BUET, KUET, RUET, JUST, BUTEX, MIST, DIU, IUB, BUBT and NSTU. The team “Complacency’ comprised of four BSS students from the Institute of Information Sciences, namely- Touhidur Rahman Adil, Sabiha Tasmim, Md. Riaz Uddin, Shanewaz Islam Pranty has achieved the glory of second place in that competition. Professor Dr M Wahiduzzaman, Vice Chancellor of the Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU), Treasurer and Director (IIS) congratulated the team for their outstanding achievement.

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Filipiniana corner launches at the Central Public Library, Dhaka

Rajesh, NSTU, 27 April 2019

Filipiniana corner has been opened at the Sufia Kamal National Public Library, Shahbag with the collaboration of The Department of Public Libraries and the Philippine embassy in Bangladesh on 20 April 2019. This corner will work as a reference collection on Philippine’s historical, literary, cultural and social aspects. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid inaugurated the section as chief guest, while Vicente Vivencio T Bandillo, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Philippines in Dhaka was attended as the special guest at the event. Mr Ashish Kumar Sarker, DG, Directorate of Public Libraries chaired the event.

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