The debate competition held on 12 January 2015 at Chilahati Government Degree College hall room organized by Udayankur Seba Sangstha (USS) and supported by ActionAid Bangladesh chaired by Alauddin Ali, Executive Director, USS, Nilphamari. Mr. Jagodish Chandra Roy, Principle, Chilahati government degree collage was present as chief guest and Alamgiruzzaman Assistant professor (Economics), Moshiur Rahman Degree collage, Nilphamari was present as special guest. The objective of the debate was to building awareness on budget decentralization among the students. Mr. Kaykobad Hossain, Project Coordinator, USS, Chilahati, CAMPUS Project was present as the Moderator. ‘‘Budget decentralization is the precondition of development” was the issue. Moshiur Rahman degree collage, Nilphamari was in Position and Chilahati Government degree collage was in the opposition on the issue, where three students of each college participated. They presented logic on their own part. After the debate the judges declared the result. Chilahati government degree collage was declared as the Champion team and Moshiur Rahman degree collage as runner-up. Mujibul Islam, a member of community journalist group was awarded as the best debater. The judges were Mr. Azadul Haque Paramanik, Principle Sun moon kinder garden, Chilahati, Md Makdumul Alam, Assistant teacher, ketkibari government primary school and Mr. Anowar Hossain, Lecturer in English, Chilahati Fazil madrasha. The chief guest Mr. Jagodish Chandra Roy said‘‘I am very happy to participate in the program and thanks to USS & ActionAid Bangladesh for arranging this program, who are champion or runner-up, it is not fact but the achievement is that, the students participated in the debate on critical issue and I would like to offer on behalf of my collage that if the USS want to organize any program in the college I always support them”. The program ended by distributing crest among the champion, runner-up, guest, best debater and other debaters.
Moslamuddi, CDSO, USS