Debate for Democracy hosted a mock parliamentary debate on Tax Management on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Hall room of Bangaladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) where Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) became the winner. The runner up team’s name was Islamic University. The Chief Guest of the Program was Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, NDC, Chairman, National Board of Revenue, Bangladesh (NBR). Participants received crests and certificates from the Chief Guest. At this time, the Chief Guest said that Government tries to influence people to pay taxes rather than force. He also informed “We can see more transparency, if our automation project of tax management comes to an end”. “I want to assure you that we will take actions against those who are irritating country’s tax payers.” he added.
The members of the winner team were CSE student Tanzila AHmed Pinky (Prime Minister); English student Shrimoti Kirttonia (Minister) and Law student Shamima Nasrin Shanta (Member). The program was presided over by the Mr. Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron, Chairman, Debate for Democracy. The jury was formed by the Journalist Sajjad Alam Khan, Professor Abu Muhammad Rais, Journalist Dawlat Akter Mala, Development Communication Expert Dr. S. M. Morshed and Senior Info. Officer of NBR Syed A. Mumen. Mr. Md. Sabbir Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Dept. of English with BUBT students was present as the mentor of BUBT Debating Club.