The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) in association with the Department of General Education (GED), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a seminar titled Our Heritage: A Journey to the Root on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Auditorium of the ULAB Research Building (House 56, Road 4/A, Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209).
The main task of the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) is to create awareness for preserving the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh, promoting heritage research through community initiatives, strengthening heritage education, and promoting sustainable cultural heritage tourism in the country. To fulfill these objectives, CAS organizes regular guided tours to the heritage sites, monuments, and museums; heritage fairs and festivals, training, workshops, lectures, and seminars. CAS also offers various courses under the General Education Program of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) for the undergraduate students to generate tactile experience of behavior and culture of the people among the students.
Total of seven research papers were presented in this Our Heritage: A Journey to the Root seminar, where students of the Cultural Heritage of Bangladesh course showcased their understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh. Their presentation covers the areas Chattogram Hill tracts: Where Clouds Touch Your Feet; Faridpur: A Sanctuary of Culture; Cultures and Colors of Old Dhaka; World Cultural Heritage Mosque City of Bagerhat; Coastal Bangladesh: Where Tide Waits; Cumilla: Komolanko-A City of Monks; and Sylhet: Paradise of Tea. The presenters were Md. Tanvir Ahmed Shihab, Tanzina Rahman Sonali, Mominur Rahman Mizan, Md. Saroz Shahriar, Priyes Das Tokaram, Rubayet Hossain Chisty, Refat Fatema, Nafisa Khan, Parisa Saba, Jannatul Fariha Mim, Rahima Jahan Tina, Nikyta Nahid, Jeba Tasnin Farin, Rahim Newaz Khan Himal, Gazi Mahmudul Hassan, Md. Mahmudur Rahman, Tanzina Rahman Sonali, Md. Yusuf Ahmed and Tarin Ahmad Diba.
The Welcome Speech was delivered by the Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies and Head of the Department of General Education (GED), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) Professor Dr. Shahnaj Husne Jahan.
Besides ULAB faculty members, staff, and students, renowned historians, archaeologists, history and heritage researchers including Professor Sharif Uddin Ahmed, Ambassador Mr. Waliur Rahman, and Geologist AKM Korshed Alam were present at the seminar and discussed the importance of the study of history and heritage.