UAP-YES organizes Anti-Corruption Awareness Seminar

On September 13, 2023, the University of Asia Pacific Youth Engagement & Support (UAP-YES) arranged an enlightening seminar centered on the theme of anti-corruption, entitled "The Role of the Judiciary in Combating Corruption in Bangladesh." Held within the distinguished confines of the UAP Auditorium, the seminar sought to delve into both the social and legal dimensions of corruption. Its overarching aim was to cultivate awareness and activism against the pervasive issue of corruption among the youth. More than 200 students and faculty members representing diverse academic disciplines participated ardently. Distinguished guests graced the occasion, lending their invaluable insights to the seminar.

Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, a former Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), graced the event as the Chief Guest and Special Guest, respectively. UAP's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Qumrul Ahsan, attended the seminar as the program chair.

The formalities commenced with a warm welcome address delivered by Dr. A. S. M. Mohsin, Director of the Directorate of Students' Welfare (DSW) at UAP, who extended gratitude to the distinguished guests and organizers of the seminar. Anika Antara Prodhan, President of UAP-YES, then embarked on a concise yet comprehensive presentation, chronicling the journey of UAP-YES. The seminar inaugurated the resonant notes of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) theme song, setting the tone for the day's deliberations. Further enriching the experience, a selection of anti-corruption films, crafted by UAP students, were showcased to underscore the gravity of the issue.

The main session of the seminar was moderated with finesse by Mr. Abdur Rahim, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Law and Human Rights, who delivered an exemplary presentation elucidating the various legal frameworks and procedures pertinent to combating corruption. Complementing this discourse, Mr. Md. Forhad Hossain, Lecturer in the Department of Law and Human Rights, elucidated pivotal landmark cases germane to the anti-corruption drive in Bangladesh.

Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, in his capacity as the special guest, delivered an erudite address that comprehensively addressed diverse facets of corruption while proffering potential preventive measures tailored to the Bangladesh context. Subsequently, the Chief Guest, Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, eloquently expounded upon various aspects raised by preceding speakers, thereby contributing to a multifaceted understanding of the issue. Concluding the seminar, Prof. Dr. Qumrul Ahsan, Vice Chancellor of UAP, drew upon pragmatic examples to underscore the importance of anti-corruption awareness and encouraged the audience to embrace lives characterized by unassailable integrity.
Mrs. Nayeema Sultana, Adviser of the YES Group at UAP, brought the seminar to a close with a gracious vote of thanks, marking the culmination of this intellectually stimulating and socially pertinent event.