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By Muhommod Mamun

NILS Eastern University Chapter, one of the University Chapters of NILS Bangladesh hosted the 1st EU Legal Debate Championship, 2018 at Eastern University on 25th July, 2018. More than 190 participants from 12 universities attended the seminar spontaneously. Along with the debate,  ha seminar on “Criminal Sentencing System in Bangladesh” was also held.
Ms. Jubaida Sakin, the Vice President (Traineeship & International Exchange) of NILS Bangladesh and Advisor of NILS Eastern University Chapter, addressed the audience with welcoming speech.
Dr. Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Law, University of Dhaka was the keynote speaker of the seminar and delivered his speech on the topic- ‘Criminal Sentencing System in Bangladesh’ and A.B.M. Imdadul Haque Khan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Eastern University delivered his speech on ‘Aggravating and Mitigating Factors in Criminal Sentencing System as to the practical aspect’. The speakers of the seminar focused on different aspects of current criminal sentencing system in Bangladesh. There was also question-asking session.
At the 2nd part of the event, final round of EU Legal Debate Championship 2018 was held. Before that daylong grooming session, selection round and preliminary round of Debate were held on 16th and 17th July. Mr. Nuran Chowdhury, Lecturer, Department of Law, EU facilitated as the Chief Adjudicator, Shah Saifullah Al Zakerin, Senior Joint Secretary of BDF, was the Deputy Chief Adjudicator and Piyal Alom Hrido from DCDS, Md. Rayhanul Iqbal Evan from PSTUDS and Al Mukitul Bari from DIUDC were the Adjudicator of the debate round. Rabiul islam roni, Ex president of  EUDC and Mahbubul Islam, co ordinator of EUDC took part as the resource in the grooming session & Rehnuma Binte Mamun, Assistant Professor, EU adviced the participants regards debating. Suraiya Yasmin Chaity secured the 1st place in preliminary round.
After the Seminar and Final Round of Debate, a closing ceremony was held. The ceremony was presided by Dr. M Zahurul Haq, Dean, Faculty of Law, Eastern University. Honorable Vice Chancellor of Eastern University, Professor Dr. Engineer Aminul Hoque was also present as the guest of Honor. The Champion and Runner Up teams received their prizes from the guests. Musabbir Mahmud Sunny was awarded with the best speaker award. Certificates were also provided to the participants.
This betimes and informative event was successfully arranged and maintained by Farhan Hasan, the President of NILS EU Chapter along with the active cooperation of the organizing team comprised of 35 members of Eastern University.