‘ESAB-BUET Unit Face’ is working on the River Safety issues as their assigned program set by the steering committee and it’s a six months long projects to identify and analyze the tragedies occurring on Rivers or due to rivers. Their prime objective is to find the technical or engineering solution of these issues. Since they are working on this project from August 14, 2014, after analyzing the scenario the team is now working on the solutions of river tragedies, river pollution, navigability, breakdown and some other issues related to the environment and people’s life around river. As the simple but most effective solution of these issues is ‘awareness’ so ESAB is going to organize a photography exhibition covering all the life threatening events as well as its solution and the amazing beauty of river & people’s lives around river to buzz the people’s mind to conscious them about the harmonic beauty and safety issues of river.
Bangladesh is a riverine country. About 700 rivers including tributaries flow through the country constituting a waterway of total length around 24,140 kilometres (15,000 mi). Most of the country's land is formed through silt brought by the rivers. These rivers and lands are the source of the livelihood of a significant amount of people in our country. They provide us fish for food, clay for brick, boats for transportation and what not and yet, they are the ones who have to struggle the most. They struggle for their everyday chores done, sometimes against the natural calamities like flood and erosion, sometimes against the human evilness like chemical waste dump and water pollution. And because the whole country is covered with rivers like nets and we depend on them for food, transportation and many other things, once the rivers are attacked, either by nature or humans, the whole country suffers. It’s time to put a stand for our rivers. It’s time to show that we care. We are inviting photographers to share with us the stories they have encountered with while roaming around the beautiful rivers of the countryside. We want to show the conditions of the rivers, the calamities they are facing. We want to peek at the story of the alliance of the people with the river and the chemistry that keeps both the nature and the people up and going. We want to feel the struggle and fights for their mere existence. We want to applaud the victory and triumph over the adversity of the nature. We want to show the world what the real problems are so that we can know exactly what we are dealing with. Through our exhibition, we want to raise awareness among the people so that we can all work together to keep the blue safe.
Engineering Students’ Association of Bangladesh (ESAB) is the biggest undergrad student community of Bangladesh registered by government and it’s the only platform of engineering students of Bangladesh. It has local units in country’s leading universities. ‘ESAB-BUET Unit Face’ is one of the most active units and the largest one as well. Since the inception this unit is working to connect every other campus lives to BUET campus to unite the innovative power of bright people and a dedicated team is working to utilize this united power to find the solution of social issues what may have engineering or technological concern. As per the steering committee’s 2013 – 2014 assessment this unit is going to reach the milestone of achieving the goal to make the young engineers one step closer to the social development issues. Find ESAB on facebook (fb.com/esab.bd) and see the profile here – esab.org.bd/annual-reports
Open for all Bangladeshi Photographers.
The theme for this exhibition is “Rivers of Bangladesh”.
Photos can be submitted on the given theme in two sections
Section 1: (Single Photos)
Participant’s name_Title_Mobile no
For example: Fahim Aziz_Happiness_+8801XXXXXXXXX'
Section 2: (Photo story) Photo Stories based on the given theme can be submitted as per following regulations
Our judge panel will consist of
Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.
Selected participant’s list will be published in this page after 28th February 2015.
DRIK Gallery in March 2015
The award list goes as follows,
Winner- 10000 BDT
1st Runners up- 5000 BDT
2nd Runners up- 3000 BDT
Grand winner- 15000 BDT
The response we have received is already amazing. We hope this announcement will encourage more of you to participate. So, don’t wait any longer. Send us your best photos on the rivers of Bangladesh.