Aiming to encourage innovative export ideas of the country’s young generation the season 2 of export-idea contest 'Rise High Bangladesh’ reached North South University campus on September 2, 2017.
The programme started at 9:00 am at the exhibition hall and continued until the end of the working day. The venue was decorated with posters, banners, and placards containing details of the contest. A large number of students approached the booths set up at the campus premises before and after their classes. The Rise High volunteers were available and eager to explain the objectives, incentives and rules of participation to the students. Unsurprisingly, the puzzle-solving game attracted a huge crowed where participants were required to pick a clue card, containing export information of an unnamed country; all they had to do was identify the country. Successful participant were given prizes.
After winning the puzzle game, Kawser Ahmed Shawn, a student of the Business Administration department, expressed excitedly, “I got a clue card containing information about a rubber exporting country of Asia. I successfully recognised it as Thailand. This contest inspires me to know more about export geography of the world.”He also expressed his interest to submit a leather-related export idea.
The NSU YES club provided great support to coordinate the programme. When asked about the initiative, Alvi Ahsan, vice-president of NSU YES club, said, ‘we always encourage our members to take part in any initiative that contributes to the development of country. We must appreciate The Daily Star and Crown Cement for creating a platform to listen to the young minds.’
The programme also drew appreciation from the faculties of the university.