26th Robi- Drishti debate competition kicks off in the port city

Dhaka, 13 September 2018: The most prestigious debate competition of the country, “Robi- Drishty Debate Championship 2018” has kicked off in the commercial capital, Chattogram, today. This is the 26th year of organizing this premiere debating competition.

Hon’ble Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC), A. J. M. Nasir Uddin inaugurated the debate competition at the Chattogram Zilla Shilpakala Academy, as the chief guest. Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and the ex-debater and CEO, Nagorik television, Abdun Nur Tushar.

Robi’s Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Shahed Alam, Vice President, Media, Communications and Sustainability, Ekram Kabir and Cluster Market Director, A. S. M. Enayetur Rahim were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC), A. J. M. Nasir Uddin said: “We need to remove narrow-mindedness, in order to achieve the vision of making Bangladesh a developed nation. Constructive debate is essential to bring about positive changes in the society. We need to apply reasoning in every aspect of our life to enrich our society.”

Commenting on the occasion, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said: “Debating is the key enabler to the creation of a knowledge-based society. It is, in that circumstances, very important that we introduce our young generation to this art at an early age. I would like to thank the organizers of Drishty Chattogram for championing the cause for debate in our society. As the leading digital service provider we feel honoured to be part of this social movement. When it comes to acquiring knowledge, nothing beats internet and with the creation of the largest 4.5G network of the country with 7,100 4.5G sites. We are proud to be doorway to this treasure-trove of knowledge for the young generation. In this backdrop, we believe our nationwide telecom infrastructure has emerged as the key enabler for the celebration of reasoning in our society.”

Ex-debater and CEO, Nagorik television, Abdun Nur Tushar said: “We can build a meritorious and genious Bangladesh through debate. Debaters are creative, imaginative, courageous and thinking people, all these qualities are essential to become an ideal human being.

Drishty Chattogram’s President, Masud Bokul presided over the inauguration programme. The Vice President of the organization, Saif Chowdhury and General Secretary, Saber Shah, also spoke on the occasion.

This year, in the 26th episode of school debate competition, 42 schools from Chattogram; in the 15th episode of University debate competition, 32 Universities from across the country and in the 16th episode of the college-level debate competition, 16 colleges from all over the country are taking part in the Robi-Drishty Debate Competition 2018. The biggest debate of the country will come to an end on the 22nd September.