28 October 2019, BAIUST Campus, Cumilla: The Department of English, BAIUST, arranged the grand finale of ‘Inter-Batch Debate Competition 2019’ on 28 October 2019 in the BAIUST Auditorium. The final competition was held between the first batch and the fifth batch.
The English debate competition started on 23 October 2019 with the knockout round in which 16 teams in 8 groups vied with their argumentative oratory skills. In the second round, 4 of the teams qualified for the semifinal which was held the next day.
On 28 October 2019, both the grand finale and the prize giving session were held. The programme started at 11:00 am. All the faculty members and students of the Department of English were present in the programme. Quazi Mostain Billah, formerly Professor of English, University of Chittagong and Advisor of English Department, BAIUST, graced the programme with his presence. After highly competitive debating on the motion “Only economic empowerment can guarantee women’s emancipation”, the first batch came out to be the champion while the fifth batch was the runner-up. The best speaker was Rizwan Hossain from the Champion team.
After the finale, Professor Billah delivered a speech in which he expressed his gratification at the performances of all the debaters. He distributed prizes and certificates among the winners and motivated the students to foster rational judgment in personal and social life too.