Monthly Archives: November 2011
The climate change and the impact of the devastating role of nature in the days ahead.
No doubt, the climate is changing. The familiar environment of our surrounding behaves strangely. The expected rain either comes early or late. Some times this part of the world experiences heavy or no rain. Most often, a devastating cyclone demolish the localities of millions. A riverine country like Bangladesh experiences short of drinking water.
The water level of the country goes down day after day. The people of some part of Bangladesh have forced to collect drinking water from the rain. Even their tube-well that brings water for them for decades can not bring suitable drinking water anymore. This makes a great concern to the people of all the levels.
So whether a green country like Bangladesh is heading toward land of desert. What will be effect on the species living here? What about the people of the densely populated country like Bangladesh? Whether Bangladesh will turn to be another Somalia of the world? Whether the world is going to hear the death of millions of people within this decade?
The environmental scientists of the world are puzzled due to the strange behavior of the nature of the earth. This part of the world with the remaining part of the world still unaware about the danger of the climate change. No strong voice speaks loudly that we have no time anymore to wait…
***A campaign programme Jete hobe hobe 3000 mile has been started to aware the bad impact of the climate change…Visit: http://uk.climate4classrooms.org/
***The documentary Jete HobE 3000 Mile demonstration was held in the Chuadanga Shilpa Kala Mukto Mancha regarding the change of climate in Bangladesh in 19th November 2011 (Sunday).
Visit : http://www.khashkhobor.webs.com/
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The 11.11.11 – A day that comes in every century and The Tramp that heard in every step on the earth. .. …
The 11.11.11 – A day that comes in every century and The Tramp that heard in every step on the earth…
In short, this is the day that comes in every century and mostly once in a life span of a human being.
The Tramp is the sound that originates from the steps of a human being.
Most interestingly, this two joins hand in hand in a programme of Chuadanga Sahitto Parishad in 11th November 2011 on a cultural programme especially based on literature and more precisely on the eve of the publication of 1000th edition of the PadoDhoni (Foot Sound or Tramp)-a weekly publication of Sahitto parishad where promising literature-friendly people recite or read their own writing. No matter this is short story, or poem or poetry of any kind, PadoDhoni is one of the ideal places to publish in chuadanga.
In the arena of literature, this is especially a very rare and unprecedented incident that a local literature based publication overcome the landmark of 1000th edition by leaving 999th weekly edition behind. As per the observation of the organizer, the 1000th edition coincides with the date of 11.11.11 though PadoDhoni was not able to print on regular basis in the past due to some unavoidable circumstances.
Let’s have the glimpses over the programme that held in the yard of Sahitto Parishad.
The programme was started with the song of a Rabindranth Tagore’s Aguner Porosh Moni…with the presence of some high lighted person from local perspective…like The Member of Parliament and the President of Chuadanga Awami League, Solaiman Haque Joarder Selun, The district commissioner (DC) of Chuadanga, Volanath Dey, The Managing Director of Keru and Co ltd., Mr Sudorshon, The President of Sahitto Parishad Mr. Banwari Lal Bagla, The Pourosova Meyor, Riazul haque Joarder Toton ,…. and the representation from writers, singers, reciters, poets of different professions of chuadanga. Journalists from Local and national Leading dailies and TVs were also present at this time of juncture. If we consider, this was the example of perfect communal harmony where people of different religions like hindu, muslims, and even Marowaris were present. Every one had a thirst of literature only.
This is noteworthy that the program was started by kindling a candle by the chief guest Solaiman Haque Joarder Selun. Though this was a Friday, a Muslim weekly holiday, the programme was running without any difficulties as usual. A prayer (Namaj) break during the weekly Jumma prayer leads the local gathering to the mosques adjacent to the Sahitto Parishad. There was no problem of running cultural programme and religious activities, and even political activities side by side as we know this was the 39th anniversary of Jubo league that was observed by Chuadanga Awami league by a procession that moved around the city through the road beside the Sahitto parishad. Another noteworthy thing was the presence of women and girl both as an audience and as the writer to perform.
A day long programme can not portrait within small scope. Here is a try to bring the description person wise.
Solaiman Haque Joarder: MP and President of Chuadanga Awami League: Inaugurates the programme by kindling candle. Delivered his speech in favor of non-fundamental Bangladesh and had to leave due to the 39th anniversary of Jubo league, a wing of his party. He was the chief guest of the programme.
Volanath Dey: DC, Chuadanga: The smiling and witty person sat side by side of the MP and delivered his witty speech that makes the audience jubilant and smile. And he left the audience after his speech.
Hamidul Haque Munshi, Organizer: Delivers speech of the history of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad.
Zahidul Islam, Executive Director, RESWO: Inaugural speech was given as the secretary of Sahitto parishad. Later he had recited his own writing rime. And found his presence till the very last moment of the programme as an organizer.
Sudorshon, Managing Director, Keru: delivered a wise speech that can brand himself as the Poet, not a person of a factory indeed!
Muhit Sir, ex-lecturer: A man of knowledge of chuadanga delivers valuable speech regarding the programme and remains till the end. He was the ex lecturer of Chuadanga Govt College. He can be branded as the man of book collector and reader with his vast collection of books.
Siddique Sir: Ex Principal of Chuadanga Govt. College: Delivers his speech.
Moktar Ali Sir: Teacher: Delivers his comic writing Tel (Oil) that got the most attention of the audience due to his exceptional comedy like voice and superb presentation and writing skill. A line of his comedy writing was as the following….Tel Marle noble o pawa jai…at least shantir ta to bote e…!!! That means…IF you apply oil, the noble prize can be achieved…at least the one that is for peach!!!
Paresh Kanti Saha, Retired Govt. Employee: Joined this programme from Magura. He was the animal Veterinary doctor. Beyond his identity, he was an organizer of Chaudanga Sahitto Parishad in the past.
Kajal Mahmud, Lawer: He is an organizer of Chaudanga Sahitto Parishad. He had recited a poem.
Moriom Shely: Journalist of Boishakhi TV and Daily Jaijaidin: Recited children poems and emphasized on the writing of poetry for kids.
Monowara Kushi, Teacher: The only recitation of the programme in the local dialogue accent of Bangla.
Saiful Islam Pinu: Chief Editor of Daily MathaBhanga: Delivers his witty speech
Sardar Al Amin: Publisher and Editor of Daily MathaBhanga: Delivers his witty speech.
Kobi Helal: Born Poet: The born poet who is marked as the Helal Giti recites his poem—Valo Ra Valo Nei (The good are not remaining good)
Ahad Ali Sarker: Poet of Rhymes: The man of Rhymes who writes rhymes everyday on the local newspaper- The Daily MathaBhanga, recites own writing
Johirul Islam, Trainer of Wave Foundation: Reads his own short stories to the audience.
Banowari Lal Bagla, President of Sahitta Parishad: The marwari businessman cum literaturer delivers calculative speech to the audience.
Richard Rahman, Trainer, CDF: An organizer of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad recites his poem.
Golam Kabir Mukul: Poet: Unmatchable poet of Chuadanga whose instance in every line of his writing Makes him incomparable especially in Chuadanga. He recites his poem of rhythm.
Adil: Singer: Sing a song to the crowds
Robin:Singer: Sing songs to the crowds with his extra ordinary voice.
Young Writers: Promising young writers recited their own poetry, literature, short stories, rhymes, and popular poems of renowned writers.
The programme was concluded with the declaration of the organizer of Sahitta Parishad after the sun-sets.
History of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad:
***Note: However the information is weaving here to draw the history of this organization by rewriting an article of Hamidul Haque Munshi, Founding President of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad. This article was published in the 1000th publication of PadaDhani.
The History of Sahitta Parishad
There were 3 literature based organizations-Onushilon Somiti led by M Ibrahim, Usha Sahitta Bashar led by Shafiuddin, MuktoBani Sahitta o Songskriti Basar led by Hamidul Haque Munshi (Secretary in a president less organization) were available before the date of 20th November 1977. The Onushilon Somiti, and the Usha Sahitta Bashar were arranged literature based meeting in the yard of their houses. And their activities were limited to publishing of few literature based publication annually. There were more involvement of aged writer in Onushilon Somiti and Usha Sahitta Bashar. The activities of these two organizations were driven by remembering the traditional concept of the literature. The MuktoBani Sahitta o Songskriti Basar was the organization of philanthropic, literature lover, and enterprising youth. Beyond the practice of literature, there were try for free thoughts by arranging various stage-play, cultural programme, competition for recitation and literature etc. Under the banner of this organization. There was a bold entrepreneurship of competition for love letters writing, publishing books with selected love letters by this organization itself. Such activities of entrepreneurship are rare not only in the country but also in the arena of the world literature. Hamidul Haque Munshi was the worker of this organization; he was acted as the secretary of this organization though there was no president of the organization. A number of more than 50 publications were edited from this organization.
He had taken the initiative to organize all the literature based organization under a platform as per the need and called a seminar. The draft of the birth of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad was made in 18th November 1977 in the yard of Shafiuddin house. The formal inauguration of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad was made in 20th November 1977 in Sremanto Town Hall of MuktaBani Sahitta o Songskriti Basar by a function presided by Hamidul Haque Munshi. Kalyan Mitra, Dramatist and the president of Kushtia sahitta parishad was inaugurated the function. The renowned poet and literaturer of Kushtia including the high officials of the then administration were present in that function.
The role played by the MuktaBani Sahitta and Sanskriti Basar, Onushilon Somiti, and Usha Sahitta Bashar individually before the birth of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad, this was reinforced under the banner of the Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad. The PadaDhani (The Tramp) is the perfect symbol of this reinforcement. The PadaDhani is the name of the weekly literature based programme of Sahitta parishad. At the beginning, the literature based meeting was held only on Friday.
Later PadaDhani was published as the magazine or as the publication with the writings that read in the literature based programme. After publishing the PadaDhani as the literature based magazine, the weekly programme of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad was identified as the name of PadaDhani that reaches the landmark of 1000th Literature programme.
Perhaps there are no instances of arranging literature programe under the umbrella of one organization even in Dhaka in the history of Bengali literature that makes possible by an organization-Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad. “The Tramp (The PadaDhani) would be glorious with the foot steps of Literaturer” -this is the earnest desire of Hamdul Haque Munshi, the Founder of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad, Chuadanga, Bangladesh.
Remembrance: The late Mabud Mallik was the active organizer and poet of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad who left the world in last year.
No progrmme is beyond the criticism. And the 1000th edition of PadaDhani is no difference. This can be said with the language of Poet Helal, Known as Helal Giti, “After the liberation everyone was the supporter of Awami League. At present we are observing this in Sahitta Parishad too….That is also good…new ray of light may kindle…and every one would be delighted”. There was a space crisis for sitting as the rush to the program was huge in number. However, The notable Dissimilitude was the absence of Sardar Ali Hossain, an organizer of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad, and Ekbal Athar Taj, Ex-president of Chuadanga Sahitta Parishad who was resigned from his post recently due to the veto form the member of Sahitta Parishad for his controversial role, Razib Ahmed, renowned writer of chuadanga due to his work pressure after Eid-Ul-Adha as the program was after the Eid-Ul-Adha 2011 on the 11.11.11.
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If we hear the name of Salman Khan (Bengali:সালমান খান), A smart-looking, muscle man comes to our mind. No doubt, he is the star hero of Bollywood world with his own merit.
But have we ever gone through the details of a Bangladesh origin genius who leads the world with his innovative idea? Probably in most of the cases, the answer is No. Here is an effort to introduce the man to the people who are still unlucky to know more about him. As like others article of this site, we widely acknowledge and gratitude to the information sources available in net on various websites.
*** Google announces the Khan Academy as the first winner as the following-
“Project 10100 Winners
we are pleased to announce the winners of Google’s Project 10100.
Thousands of people from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas. From that group, we narrowed it to the final 16 ideas for public vote.
The following five ideas received the most votes and are the winners of Project 10100. Over the past 12 months, we have reviewed concrete proposals to tackle these ideas. We are pleased to give a total of $10 million to five inspiring organizations working on solutions to each of these global challenges:
Idea: Enhance science and engineering education
Project funded: FIRST is a non-profit organization that promotes science and math education around the world through team competition. Its mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by giving them real world experience working with professional engineers and scientists. We are providing $3 million to develop and jump start new student-driven robotics team fundraising programs that will empower more student teams to participate in FIRST.”
*** Microsoft announces the Khan Academy (Bengali:খান একাডেমি) as the first winner as the following (Tuesday September 1, 2009 )-
“The Tech Awards Laureates 2009:
The Tech Museum today revealed The Tech Awards Laureates 2009, 15 innovators from around the world who have committed their groundbreaking work to solving humanity’s most pressing challenges.
The Tech Awards Laureates 2009 represent regions as diverse as Nigeria, Brazil, Great Britain, the United States and Bangladesh. And their work impacts people in many more countries worldwide. This year’s Laureates were selected from 650 nominations representing 66 countries…
The Khan Academy (International): High school students around the world need informal, clear explanations that can be reviewed at a leisurely pace to supplement their formal learning. The Khan Academy created hundreds of free educational videos in math, statistics, physics, and finance using drawing software. The “blackboard” style videos are accessible via the internet and hosted on YouTube….
The Khan Academy is a remarkable, one-person effort to educate the World.
Salman Khan has produced over 900 videos on YouTube-with 6 million views-covering everything from basic arithmetic to calculus, chemistry, and physics. Continuing to produce several hundred videos a year, Salman intends to provide instruction in all subjects to anyone, anywhere.
Millions of students around the world lack access to high quality instruction, especially in the sciences and math. The Khan Academy provides it for free in a way that can be accessed on-demand at a student’s own pace.
The videos are directly teaching tens of thousands of students on every continent on a daily basis. Other non-profit groups have even begun distributing off-line versions of the library to rural and underserved areas in Asia, Latin America, and Africa… ”
Short Biography from renowned wikipedia:
” The founder of the organization, Salman Khan, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After earning three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (a BS in mathematics, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science) he pursued an MBA from Harvard Business School. In late 2004, Khan began tutoring his cousin Nadia in mathematics using Yahoo!‘s Doodle notepad. When other relatives and friends sought similar help, he decided it would be more practical to distribute the tutorials on YouTube. Their popularity there and the testimonials of appreciative students prompted Khan to quit his job in finance as a hedge fund analyst at Wohl Capital Management in 2009 and focus on the tutorials (then released under the moniker “Khan Academy”) full-time. Bill Gates once said that “I’d say we’ve moved about 160 IQ points from the hedge fund category to the teaching-many-people-in-a-leveraged-way category. It was a good day his wife let him quit his job.”
The project relies on donations for funding. Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizationnow with significant backing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google. Several people have made $10,000 contributions; Ann and John Doerr gave $100,000; total revenue is about $150,000 in donations, and (in 2010, before ceasing to accept advertising) $2,000 a month from ads on the Web site. As of September 2010, Google announced they would be providing the Khan Academy with $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages, as part of their Project 10100. Technicalities:
Khan Academy had started out with Yahoo Doodle Images. Between Khan and one of his cousins, evolved to YouTube math tutorial postings for multiple cousins & schedules made with freeware SmoothDraw 2 and a simple Screen Video Recorder app for $20. Each video runs for approximately ten minutes. Drawings are now made with a Wacom graphic Interactive Pen Display tablet hardware and a software category called image editing and natural painting software, specifically freeware SmoothDraw 3, a free software download, which are then simultaneously recorded and produced now using $299 PC screen capture/video recording & editing software from Camtasia Studio and a quality high-speed USB microphone, then uploaded to YouTube, where Khan Academy now has its own YouTube Channel, as well as its own progress tracking website, complete with practice exercise problems, coaches, tools for leveraging & empowering classroom teachers, “Map of Knowledge”, classroom data, class profiles, individual stats via Google or Facebook login & tracking built-in, earned “Badges Worth Bragging About”, and Pilot School demonstration project applications for schools and school districts.
Khan eschewed a format that would involve a person standing by a whiteboard, desiring instead to present the learning concepts as if “popping out of a darkened universe and into one’s mind with a voice out of nowhere” and in a way akin to sitting next to someone and working out a problem on a sheet of paper: “If you’re watching a guy do a problem [while] thinking out loud, I think people find that more valuable and not as daunting.” Offline versions of the videos have been distributed by not-for-profit groups to rural areas in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. While the Khan Academy’s current content is mainly concerned with pre-college mathematics and physics, Khan states that his long-term goal is to provide “tens of thousands of videos in pretty much every subject” and to create “the world’s first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything.”
The Khan Academy also provides a web-based exercise system that generates problems for students based on skill level and performance. Khan believes his academy points an opportunity to overhaul the traditional classroom by using software to create tests, grade assignments, highlight the challenges of certain students, and encourage those doing well to help struggling classmates. The tutorials are touted as helpful because, among other factors, they can be paused by students, while a classroom lecture cannot be.
The success of his low-tech, conversational tutorials—Khan’s face never appears, and viewers see only his unadorned step-by-step doodles and diagrams on an electronic blackboard—suggests an educational transformation that de-emphasizes classrooms, campus and administrative infrastructure, and even brand-name instructors.”
The recognition he got from the international community is as the following-
|1. Salman Khan spoke to Googlers in Mountain View, California on March 15, 2011 about Khan Academy||March 15, 2011|
|2. Salman Khan was featured as a “Big Thinker” on Edutopia||2011|
|3. An article featuring Khan Academy and Salman Khan appeared in the August 2011 issue of Wired Magazine.||August 2011|
|4. Salman Khan appeared on The Colbert Report on June 2, 2011.||June 2, 2011.|
|5. On May 4, 2011, Salman Khan appeared on Charlie Rose.||May 4, 2011|
|6. In 2011, Salman Khan delivered a TED talk||2011|
|7. In 2010, Google‘s Project 10100 provided $2 million to support the creation of more courses, to allow for translation of the Khan Academy’s content, and to allow for the hiring of additional staff.||2010|
|8. In 2010 at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Bill Gates endorsed the learning resource, calling it “unbelievable” and saying “I’ve been using [Khan Academy] with my kids.||2010|
|9. In 2009, the Khan Academy received the Microsoft Tech Award for education.||2009|
|10. Salman Khan has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), National Public Radio, CNN, and CNN Money.||Not known yet|
In their own language-
” Watch. Practice.
Learn almost anything for free.
With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 225 practice exercises, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace….
….We’re a small team trying our best to improve the way the world learns. Too many people around the globe donâ€™t have access to good education materials, or they are forced to learn through a system that doesn’t properly cater to their individual needs. We think the technology exists today to fundamentally change this, and we’re trying to build the tools and resources every student deserves.
We believe a few great people can make a big difference. We strive to hire the very best — people who are passionate, thoughtful and creative. We believe it is our obligation to relentlessly focus on what the student values, and we make every decision with the student in mind….”
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The only vehicle manufacturing and marketing organization of Bangladesh Government, Pragati, has started marketing of Pajero sports Zeep CR-45 with the assistance of Mitsubishi, Japan. The information is released in 14th September 2011. The Pragati industries ltd has moved one step ahead of progressive manufacturing with this. A growing hope is enlightened to assemble Sidan Car from next year (2012) with the continued effort. The Mitsubishi motors company has been monitoring on regular basis to check the quality of the CR-45 Model Zeep of Pragati. The pragati has re-assembled more than 30 pajero sports C-R-45 zeep and more than 15 zeep has been sold to the various government organizations. As per the deed with Mitsubishi Corporation, the responsibility of selling zeep in Government organization is for Pragati, and the responsibility of selling in private sectors bestowed to Rangs Limited. There is a target of manufacturing of 300 pajero sports zeep in each year. The facilities of Mitsubishi pajero sports CR-45, manufactured with the most modern technology, is far more than the facilities of Pajero V-31. The fuel expenditure is less and this is more comfortable comparatively. Bangladesh Government has been trying to transform Pragati Industries ltd into a profitable vehicle manufacturing organization with proper management to export vehicle in abroad after fulfilling the domestic need.
Mitsubishi motors have the following acknowledgement as the following in their website.
” Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Starts Production & Sales of Pajero Sport SUV model in Bangladesh
Tokyo, August 9, 2011 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces that it has started local production and sales in Bangladesh of its new-model Pajero Sport SUV. The Pajero Sport is being produced at the Chittagong plant of Pragoti Industries Limited (PIL), MMC’s business partner in Bangladesh, and will be sold through PIL’s domestic sales network.
PIL is a state-owned automobile assembler operated by the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries and has had operational ties with MMC, assembling and selling MMC models in Bangladesh since 1977. PIL has produced and sold MMC’s previous-generation Pajero since 1995 and with the addition of the new-model Pajero Sport SUV is seeking to strengthen its lineup and expand sales further. Initially the company expects to produce and sell some 500 Pajero Sport models annually.”
Reference Link: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/
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