Feb, 2020

BUP Development Leaders’ Club Organized “Devthon 1.0” for the Very First Time

‘Devthon 1.0’ is a flagship event of Development Leaders’ Club, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP DLC) which is a case-solving & essay writing competition. It intended to bring out the development interventions by young enthusiasts, for the very first time in BUP campus. The event was scheduled to commence from 11 to 12 February 2020 involving young aspiring thinkers to come up with innovative ideas that need greater attention.

Devthon 1.0 was powered in association with Premier Bank Limited that steered the competition to launch on a national scale, with a total of 123 teams from all over Bangladesh. Out of these, only 18 successful teams made it through the online screening round which was based on the “Urban Poverty” and “Youth Unemployment”. The other segment was Essay Competition for college-going students based on “How to Achieve Zero Hunger (SDG 2) in Bangladesh by 2030”. The second segment of Panel Discussion was held on the day of the grand finale, 12 February 2020 on “Bangabandhu's Vision for Development” with Keynote Speaker Professor Dr. Syed Anwar Husain, Bangabandhu Chair, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman, Bangabandhu Chair, University of Dhaka (Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank). The grand finale was held at Bijoy Auditorium in Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) in the presence of Chief Guest, Vice-Chancellor of BUP Major General Emdad-Ul-Bari and Special Guest, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of BUP Professor M Abul Kashem Mozumder, Ph.D.

The total prize money was worth of 170,000 BDT. The ‘Team Capitalist’ from BUET & DU became the champion of '2020 BUP Devthon 1.0 in Association with Premier Bank. Team 'Navigators' from BUP became the first runner-up. And the second runner-up was Team 'Garrison’ from IBA, DU.

The Essay Competition Champion ‘2020 BUP Devthon 1.0 in Association with Premier Bank’ was Muaz Fahim Faruki, Sylhet Cadet College; first runner up was Ahnaf Tahmid, Jhenaidah Cadet College and second runner up was Taposhi Rabeya, Mymensingh Girl’s Cadet College.

Development Sector problems are very critical elements especially in a developing world with diverse problems that need our dire attention. Even if these competitions are rather new, they can constructive as a source of learning and as a practice of gearing up the young participants for future challenges.