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A Day at the Ekushey Boi Mela 2019
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A Day at the Ekushey Boi Mela 2019

Dressed in a black and white panjabi, I was excited to go to the Ekushey Boi Mela for the first time. I was prepared for the hustle and bustle that I was told would ensue, even a distance away from the venue.

  • An unconditional love for animals

    Md Salim Hossain Sourav sold a five-storied building, his only property, to run the animal welfare organisation, Care for Paws, along with a few of his friends. The initiative started its journey in 2014, and three years later, it was registered by the government and enlisted as a non-profit organisation. An avid animal lover since childhood, Sourav got his first pets, Nadu the cat and Caesar the dog, in 2011.

  • NDUB Language Centre inaugurated

    To support the students in building a stronger competence in English, Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) inaugurated the NDUB Language Centre on January 24, 2019.

  • English Speaking Union of Bangladesh holds IPSC

    For the tenth consecutive year, English Speaking Union (ESU) of Bangladesh organised the national level preliminary rounds of International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) - 2019 on January 26 in Dhaka.

  • Chasing excellence in robotics

    At the 20th International Robot Olympiad (IRO) held in Philippines from December 15-19, 2018, Team Bangladesh created history with their remarkable performances, winning one gold medal, two highly commended medals and one technical medal.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded, competitive scholarship, awarded to outstanding students to pursue full-time or short-

  • Kumon: An innovative approach to self-learning

    Kumon introduces students to a Japanese method of mathematics and reading. Basically, it is a method of self-learning through one's own instructions and worksheets, whereby students who put in the most effort, initially receive a full score.

  • Leading children towards individualism and independence

    Based in Barishal, Lal Shobuj Society started in 2010 with their monthly magazine Mashik Lal Shobuj. Later in 2015, the existing members decided to take a leap and work on the issues children face at school and home.

  • Mushfica Masud wins first ever Nikon Inc Storytellers Scholarship

    Mushfica is currently a grad student at the the Film Department at the prestigious Brooklyn College in the USA, and an aspiring filmmaker.

  • Desh-Bidesh: A photographic amalgamation

    Uniting the western and the eastern hemispheres together, two photographers merged their journeys through their photographs in the exhibition titled Desh-Bidesh. The photo exhibition was inaugurated on January 17, 2019, on the premises of Jainul Art Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.

  • JAAGO Foundation partners up with

    JAAGO Foundation has announced a partnership with for a joint collaboration towards building the capacity of the nation’s youth.

  • Manobotar Deyal: A humane initiative by Lalbagh Sporting Club

    Manobotar Deyal is an innovative humanitarian activity that has sparked curiosity all over the country.

  • Youth Opportunities

    The GYS2019 will take place from July 14 to 20, in Zurich, Switzerland and they will invite 60 exceptional Change-makers to join for a

  • The four wheeled school

    Bhrammoman School, as the name suggests in Bangla, is a mini mobile school, built inside a bus that accommodates underprivileged children, making education accessible to them.

  • Youth Opportunities

    World Press Institute Fellowship 2019 is an opportunity for professional journalists to gain access to, engage in and observe the role,

  • Bohubrihi providing multidimensional online courses

    Bohubrihi, an online educational platform, offers different courses for e-learners. Yanur Islam Piash and Galib Hassan Khan, the two

  • The fruit of perseverance

    Born into a lower middle-income family, Ahsan Al Rifat was passionate about joining the army from a young age. After graduating from Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) he sat for the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) exam, and was part of the 71 BMA long course. When it seemed like all was going his way, fate struck a tragic blow to Rifat's military aspirations.

  • Highlighting aspects of global climate changes

    The fourteenth Conference of Youth (COY14) started on November 28, 2018, and concluded on December 1, 2018. The venue was Katowice, Poland with the participation of over 1000 participants and 500 programme contributions.

  • Gaibandha-3 constituency's election

    Being a part of the election for the first time

    Last year was the year in which the millennials got to vote. At least that is what it seemed like on social media, with all the inked thumbs with the marker lines. Each of the first-time voters will hold this event close to their hearts, regardless of whether it was elating or disappointing.

  • Promoting eco-positive sanitary hygiene practices

    Resurgence, a social enterprise founded by Mashiyat Rahman, Naziba Naila Wafa and Rafayet Khan from BRAC University, started off in February 2017.

  • Youth Opportunities

    The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its fourth year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their

  • Inspiring sustainability through recycling

    Known as Inspire, their business aims to buy garbage from the women in the slums who have access to one kilogram of disposable waste

  • Doc Dako: Medical care at your doorstep

    Four talented and young individuals came up with the concept of a one-stop online medical service, with the intension of providing people with a user-friendly and digital method for their medical needs.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Dalai Lama Fellows cultivate and support a global movement of next-generation leaders applying universal values to solve global

  • Sounak Das on visual storytelling

    Sounak Das, who describes himself as a visual storyteller, completed his Professional Programme degree in Photography from Pathshala

  • YFS Pitch Night on Entrepreneurship held in Dhaka

    30 school-going students battled it out to claim the title of 'Young Founders of Dhaka' on December 22 at Pathao Headquarters in a weekend boot camp organised by Young Founders School (YFS).

  • From Young Foodies to Mad Chefs

    “Never trust a skinny chef” – read a quote framed on the walls of one of the most visited burger joints in Dhaka. The man beside the quote in the frame was Arman Mohammed, the co-founder of Madchef, who is also proclaimed as the ‘Mad’ portion of ‘Madchef’. The ‘Chef’ part of the name is attributed to Labib Tarafdar, who is responsible for the idea and vision of running a place driven by the craving for delicious burgers.

  • Experiencing 650 different flavours of the world

    Tanvir Opu has travelled to 650 cities in 65 different nations around the world in the last 12 years. Originally from Rajshahi, Tanvir currently resides in Finland and is a businessman by profession. His passions are travelling, photography, and experiencing challenges. He has conducted three photography exhibitions, 2 in Rajshahi and 1 in Dhaka. He has also authored two books.

  • Forming friendships between communities

    Bangladesh is a land of diverse people with vivid cultures. To bridge the gap between these cultures, Leaping Boundaries, an organisation working with the Madrassah students to enrich their communication skills in English, life skills, ICT and psycho-education, along with SPaRC, an organisation working to improve livelihoods of the vulnerable and voiceless, arranged a boot camp for 10 girls ranging from different backgrounds. The initiative, called ‘Girls For Peace,’ was supported by the Swedish Institute.

  • JAAGO students excel in PEC

    According to JAAGO Foundation, they aim for the betterment of the nation through catering to the educational needs of children from socially and economically disadvantaged background and empowering the youths along with inspiring volunteerism in Bangladesh. JAAGO Foundation received the UNESCO award for innovation in education in 2017.

  • Sonia Bashir Kabir pledges to empower the youth with technology

    Sonia Bashir Kabir, Vice Chairman, United Nations Technology Bank for LDCs, Governing Board Member UNESCO MGIEP and Managing