A three-day “Marvel The Club Fair” came to an end in BRAC University on 3 July 2018 with the screening of this year’s superhero film Black Panther, a food fest comprising Lovello, Sbarro and Madchef and performances by BRAC University Cultural Club.
Organised every semester by the Office of Co-curricular Activities, the club fair aims to inform freshmen of the university’s 27 student-based organisations which they could join to cultivate leadership skills and teamwork.
This time it was organised in association with BRAC University Film Club and sponsored by app-based transportation service provider MUV Asia.
Professor Md Abdul Mottalib, chairperson of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a freedom fighter, inaugurated the event and commended the role clubs play in nurturing young minds.
Homage to freedom fighters of the 1971 Liberation War was paid every day, through observance of a moment of silence, lighting of candles and playing of recordings of the National Anthem.
The fair’s highlight was the screening of an interview-based one-hour documentary “Merciless Mayhem” of Fuad Chowdhury on the second day.
The documentary shows the Liberation War through the eyes of several Pakistanis who either had been in the then East Pakistan or witnessed the genocide firsthand.
It also contains video footage of the speeches by Yahya Khan and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto aired on different television channels during the 1971 Liberation War.
Freedom fighters Qayyum Khan, Ali Ahmed Ziauddin Bir Protik, Dr Naila Khan, Shahidullah Khan Badal took part in a discussion afterwards, lamenting that the history of the 1971 Liberation War has been used for political purposes both in Bangladesh and Pakistan and none tried to preserve the true story.
“Our history is our responsibility. It is our responsibility to write the history of the Liberation War,” said Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD.
The second day included a views-exchange session of students with filmmaker Animesh Aich and artist Joya Ahsan, whose birthday was also celebrated with a cake being cut.
Students of different clubs engaged in drama, dance and musical performances along with guest band Mechanix throughout the event.