An International Seminar titled “Integrated Delta Governance and Ocean Management in the Bay of Bengal- Way Ahead”- was organized by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh (BSMRMU) at the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, MP graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Vikram K Doraiswami attended as the Special Guest. BSMRMU Vice-Chancellor Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal (retd) delivered the welcome speech. Secretary of Maritime Affairs Unit, MoFA, Rear Admiral Md. Khurshed Alam (retd.) delivered the keynote speech.
The Chief Guest emphasized on maritime research and education for the implementation of Prime Minister's Delta Plan and hoped that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University will play a vital role in the process.
During the event, BSMRMU signed two separate MoU on academic collaboration with Gujarat National Law University and National Maritime Foundation, India.
Prof. S. Shanthakumar from Gujarat National Law University, Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan (retd) from Natonal Maritime Foundation of India, Dr. Atiq Rahman Executive Director of Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies, Dr. Mohammad Rezaur Rahman from BUET and Dr. Mohammad Nazir Hossain from BSMRMU presented their valuable papers. Representatives from various Ministries, UGC, high-ranking military and civilian officials, maritime organizations, teachers, students and officials of BSMRMU attended the seminar.