The Grand Finale of the idea generating competition for raising social awareness Kurkure presents Socio Camp 8 powered by NRB Bazaar was held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the North South University Plaza Area. The event was graced by a star-studded judging panel that included Abdun Noor Tushar, Chief Operating Officer, Nagorik; Rehnuma Karim, Founder and Executive Director, Heroes for All; Khurshid Imbisat Chowdhury, Head of HR & Development, Transcom Consumer Products Ltd. and Aupee Karim, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, American International University Bangladesh. The Chief Guest of the Grand Finale was Mohammed Shajahan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of North South University. Dilara Afroz Khan, Club Coordinator of Extracurricular Clubs of North South University, along with other executive officers from various multinational and national companies and faculty members of different universities were also present during the event.
The best six teams that qualified to the Grand Finale pitched their ideas on the topic 'The Importance of Strong Family Bonding' in front of the judges. The judging panel evaluated them based on their presentations and their promotional video clips. In the end, the three best teams, PowerMerge, ICONS and Crime Master Gogo, were awarded with the titles of Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up respectively. The champion team received BDT 120,000, the first runner up received BDT 70,000 and the second runner up received BDT 40,000.
The North South University Social Services Club (NSUSSC) has been organising 'Socio Camp' every year to generate innovative and feasible ideas from several competitive teams that can be implemented to solve our social problems and develop a better community. A total of 539 teams from 44 different universities from all over the country participated in this idea generating competition with a view to change the society. The competition was conducted in multiple rounds and workshops and the top six teams qualified to the Grand Finale after crossing all the hurdles.