img 1Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS) and SUPRO jointly staged a very first English intervarsity debate championship between 4th September  and 7th September 2014 at DU on promoting tax justice issue. The theme of the program is “Ensure Tax Justice Ensures Progress and Prosperity”. In the four-day long debating championship 40 teams from 24 public and private universities took part in the competition. This tournament would be held under the rules of British Parliament format which had covered several debate competitions.

The tournament was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Mahbuba Nasrin moderator of DUDS through an opening session where SUPRO director Alison Subrata Baroi attended as special guest.

Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, honorable finance minister of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh attended as chief guest in the closing ceremony and distributed crest and prize money to winning team. Professor A A M S Arefin Siddique Honorable  vice chancellor, University of Dhaka, SUPRO general secretary Md. Arifur Rahman, Moderator of DUDS (Dhaka University Debating Society) Professor Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen attended as especial guest in the session.

img 2img 3Mr. Muhith thanked to SUPRO for giving financial support to DUDS in this type of debating championship and he also propose other organizations to involve in this type of activities to ensure tax justice in Bangladesh.

In the debate competition Dhaka University (IBA) team have placed champion and BRAC University runners-up.