The three-day long "TIB-Gold Bangladesh Third National Debate Contest" began at Rajshahi University (RU) on Tuesday.
Group of Liberal Debaters (GOLD) Bangladesh is organizing the competition in association with Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).
Professor Dr. M. Abdus Sobhan inagurated the contest at Deans' Complex on the campus at 10:00 am.
Cheif information commissioner Professor Dr. Golam Rahman attended the programme as chief guest while RU Pro VC Professor Dr. Ananda Kunar Saha, director of Outreach and Communication division of TIB Dr. Rizean-ul-Alam, moderator of the debate competition Mamun Abdul Qaium, among others, attended the occasion.
Around 32 teams from 19 public universities, 10 private universities and 4 colleges are participating in the debate contest.