Ahmad Tousif Jami and Wasi Chowdhury, debaters from Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), have won the prestigious Bangladesh National Debating Championship 2022. Jami also won the “Best Debater” award and was also adjudged the Best Speaker of the finals of the competition. Jami is a student of Economics and Wasi is from the BBA (Marketing) department.
BDC Nationals 2022 was organized by Bangladesh Debating Council (BDC) during March 11-12, 2022. This was the first ever championship organized by BDC in Bangladesh virtually on the Zoom platform. Apart from several renowned debaters from Bangladesh, there were judges from Malaysia and Philippines.
In the finals, the IUB team beat KUET, Scholastica and Adamjee Cantonment College to clinch the title. During the competition, IUB also beat IBA of Dhaka University and BUET. The other institutions that competed in this championship included BUET, BUP, Jahangirnagar University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Chittagong University, NSU and Asian University for Women.
Bangladesh Debating Council has been since 2005 with all top educational institutions in Bangladesh promoting English debate across the country starting from schools to universities.
The IUB Debating Club (IUBDC), founded in 1999, is home to the Ascension, the largest debating competition in South Asia. The club has previously become champions in the United Asian Debating Championships. Last year, IUBDC was a finalist in all three national level debating competitions in Bangladesh. Besides debating, Ahmad Tousif Jami has represented IUB as a judge across Europe, North America and the Middle East and competitions at the Manchester Schools, Massachusetts WSDC Invitationals, Oxford WSDC, etc.
BDST: 2202 HRS, MAR 23, 2022