The Department of English and Modern Languages had their first public appearance by staging a drama – William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday (March 11) at the IUBAT Open Auditorium, followed by the Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Book Reading Competition, organised by the Department of English and Modern Languages, IUBAT, and the British Council.
At the outset, the Chairman, Department of English and Modern Languages, Prof Dr Momtazur Rahman delivered the welcoming speech.Director, British Council, Ms Cristy Crawford adorned the event as the Chief Guest while Treasurer of IUBAT, Prof Selina Nargis ornamented the program as the Special Guest.
The Dean of College of Engineering, Prof Dr Monirul Islam also addressed. Finally, ATM Sirajul Alom, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Department of English and Modern Languages delivered the speech of vote of thanks.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was performed by students of the inaugural batch of BAEng program and directed by Md. Kawsar Uddin, Assistant Professor of the department. The event was preceded by the Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Book Reading Competition, organised by the department.
The drama was the first event of its kind in the cultural journey of the university.
The drama generated tremendous enthusiasm in the atmosphere. The audience was made up of about a thousand members of the students, a good number high-valued teachers, staff, alumni and community members. The Distinguished Treasurer Prof. Selina Nargis also enjoyed the show and praised the performance.
A team of passionate faculties of the Department of English and Modern Languages worked very hard together for weeks to make the staging successful, and on this grand day, along with the students of the only batch, they made it an evening to remember for everyone.