- Sumaya Sadique
In every sphere of our life, every day we go with different problems like corruption, question leaks, eve teasing, child abuse or many more crimes and often complain against the system laws both offline and online. We can bring a storm in a cup of tea talking about the errors in the system laws in a minute sitting anywhere, or just a single facebook status can spread a lot of our thoughts.
However, only complaining cannot bring the solutions of those problems. Though sometimes we talk about few solutions as well, do we actually think of making a law to bring a long run change in our society? Do we actually think where we are discussing the solutions is a correct platform to bring the change or not? Most of the time, we actually can’t find a platform to share our ideas to develop the system laws.
Keep in mind that North South University Ethics and Diversity Club (NSUEDC) is working on creating a platform where all the university students can raise their voice against the indiscipline happening around the country. NSUEDC is organizing the largest and most substantial inter-university competition that has ever taken place not only in our country but also in the whole South Asia entitled, “Governance Challenge 2020, Bring the solution”. 2020 is a landmark year in the history of our country for both the centenary birth anniversary of Bangabandhu, and nearing the 50th anniversary of our glorious independence. In these proud moments, NSUEDC is working to organize The Governance Challenge 2020.
GC ’20 is a competition designed to pick out future national leadership following the footsteps of our great national heroes. GC ‘20 is the first of its kind in Bangladesh and it will give each participant an in-depth understanding and a deep appreciation of the complex process of national governance.
Through GC’20 NSUEDC wants to achieve empower the youth engaging 3.2 million university students nationwide with the governance process and give the youth an opportunity to achieve substantial social change and finding, training and developing the leaders of tomorrow. Another purpose of it is to seek and implement positive, substantive, social and legal change through innovative ideas from our talented youth.
GC’20 includes inauguration ceremony, two seminars and the grand finale. In this competition, participants would create a group of 3-5 members and submit a social problem they are concerned about with a long-term solution. Top 100-200 teams would be selected by panel mentors. The entries would be judged by the urgency of problem and the effectiveness of the solution and they would be groomed in the seminars about the rules and regulations of parliament by the advisors so that they can formalize their solution and present it to the parliament as a law.
Distribution would start from the inauguration day on February 23. GC’20 has already reached more than 50 universities all over the county and has established their campus ambassadors’ teams and campus mentors’ teams at the respective campuses. The name of winners will be declared at grand finale. The winning team will get a prize amount of 2,00,000 taka and the golden opportunity to present their solution as a law in the parliament. The first runners up team will get BDT 70,000 and BDT 30,000 for second runners up.
In two seminars honorable faces like, Br. Ahsan Habib Bhuiyan; Shameem Haydar Patowari, MP; Sheikh Tonmoy, MP; BR. Anita Ghazi Rahman; Br. Khaled Hamid Chowdhury; Sultana Kamal; Sara Hossain; Asaduzzaman Noor, MP; Farah Kabir would be present to encourage and groom the participants through their motivational stories of the journey of their life.
At the jury panel honorable parliament members like, Tofail Ahmed, MP; GM Quader, MP: Muhammad Abdul Mannan, MP: Salman F Rahman, MP; Dipu Moni, MP and Abdul Matin Khashru, MP would be present there with GC’20.
The media partners of GC’20 are Gtv, Channel24, Jamuna TV, Nagorik TV, DBC, The Daily Observer, Kaler Kantha, The New Age, Daily Ittefak, Daily Bangladesh Protidin and Daily Jugantar.
Any university student including BBA/ BA / BSc, MBA/ MA/ MSC, PhD just having an university student ID card can take part in this competition. So, if you think that you are the one who wants to serve the nation by identifying the problems then GC’20 is for you. Just go, take part and bring the solution!