The closing ceremony of the eighth biennial South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) conference took place at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in Dhanmondi on Saturday, said a press release.
Planning Minister MA Mannan, chief guest of the event, assured everyone that he would personally look into possibilities of ensuring more funding for the academia in Bangladesh.
Speaking as the special guest, Acting British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Kanbar Hossein-Bor spoke about Bangladesh’s scholastic relationship with Great Britain and expressed hopes that his country would facilitate more students from Bangladesh in the future.
Earlier, throughout the day, scholars continued to present their works on the theme “Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia”. A total of 170 research papers from 30 countries were presented during the four-day conference.