To create awareness regarding the Rohingya issue and their future both in Bangladesh and Myanmar along with brainstorming for possible ways out to solve the problem, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Daffodil International University organized a dialogue on ‘Rohingya Crisis: Challenges and Way Forward’.
It is observed that Rohingya crisis is one of the most vulnerable crises of 8/10 crisis among the history of last two thousand years of the world. Bangladesh has given them shelter for the consideration of humanity. Now we have to solve this problem by diplomatically or political way or anyhow. It was a great opportunity for the students to listen from them face to face. It’s a duty for a University to arrange various kinds of programs with expert knowledge and provide to the students.
Our connectivity with Myanmar is so narrow. For solving this Rohingya crisis, firstly we have to gather knowledge on Myanmar. We have to take initiative keeping Myanmar’s strength in consideration. There is also a need to move from Facebook and look forward to other medium of internet to know about Myanmar and Rohingya issue.
Country’s renowned Writer and Columnist Syed Abul Maksud presided over the program and Brigadier M Sakhawat Hossain (Rtg.), Former Election Commissioner, Professor Salimullah Khan, Ambassador M Jamir, Ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmed, Chairman, BIISS, Professor M. Shaheduzzaman, Department of IR, University of Dhaka, Poet & Journalist Sohrab Hasan of Prothom Alo, Mr. Asif Munir, Formar Country Head, IOM, Mr. Saiful Haq Omi, Photographer and Human Activist, Mr. Monzurul Islam, Chief Editor, DBC News took part in the dialogue session. Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director of Student Affairs of Daffodil International University delivered the welcome address. Media Personalities Prof. Robaet Ferdous moderated the program. Professor A M M Hamidur Rahman, Daen, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, DIU, Professor Dr. Golam Mowla Choudhury, Controller of Examinations, DIU and Many other Faculty members and students were also present at the program.
The discussion helped to create awareness regarding the Rohingya issue and their future both in Bangladesh and Myanmar. The recommendations came out of the discussion can be a very good document for policy advocacy in returning the Rohingya people back to Myanmar.