IUB Toastmasters set new record
On March 30, 2019 IUB Toastmasters Club held its first ever club contest right after the Charter Ceremony on February 06. This time it was the International Speech Contest (ISC) and Table Topic Contest (TTC) under Toastmasters International – District 41, Division J, Area 03. Toastmaster Antara Subhe Khan won in ISC and Toastmaster Syed Abdullah Ibn Asaduzzaman won in TTC.
These two finalists from the club competition, led and mentored by Club Mentor Toastmaster Rokhsana Akhter Rupee CC, participated in the Area J3 Toastmasters Conference & Speech Contest – Mezban 2019 – in Chittagong on April 05, 2019. Toastmasters Nazia Nusrat Shamma and Saif Khan of IUB Toastmasters were the MCs of the event.
Finalists from 3 other clubs under Area J3 were Hewa Baddage Dayarantne of Sri Lanka; Zahirul Alam, Chief News Editor and host of ‘Ei Shomoy’ of NTV and Zaheida Karim of Chittagong Toastmasters Club. It was a stiff competition and Antara Subhe Khan clinched victory in ISC category with her brilliant speech content, powerful stage-craft and bold performance. Syed Abdullah Ibn Asaduzzaman, on the other hand, became 1st Runner up in the TTC category.
Toastmaster Antara Subhe Khan is now all set to make her speech debut in the Division Level contest on April 19, 2019 where four winners from four different areas under Toastmasters International’s Division J will be participating. Division J includes two areas from India and the other two from Bangladesh.