The Department of English and Humanities at ULAB organized an online workshop on feature writing for its students on April 6, 2021. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Nahid Riyasad, an alumnus of the department and staff writer at the online news portal, New Age. The workshop began with a welcome address by the Head of Department, Ms. Arifa Ghani Rahman, who praised the collaborative nature of the program where current students of the department can benefit from the experiences of the alumni. She also noted the importance of learning different skills to become equipped for the job market of which media is a relevant field. She thanked Nahid Riyasad for sharing his experiences with the purpose of guiding the students towards the development of an important skill and she hoped that such collaborations and exchanges would continue to encourage a better learning environment.
In the workshop, Nahid Riyasad discussed different aspects of journalism and feature writing, such as, how to choose a topic, the importance of brainstorming, the significance and procedures of research, and how to structure and edit the final draft. Himself a politically conscious person, and working in a socially responsible daily newspaper, Mr. Riyasad shared many personal experiences that he has gathered over the course of his professional life.
The presentation was followed by a lively discussion session where the participants shared their feelings and asked questions to the facilitator. The workshop was coordinated by DEH TA Md. Mashiur Rahaman and hosted by Tashfiya Saba, a student of the department.