RU’s teachers’ day commemorating Dr Zoha tomorrow

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RAJSHAHI, Feb 17, 2020 (BSS) – Commemorating the 51st anniversary of
martyrdom of Dr Shamsuzzoha, Rajshahi University (RU) authorities will
observe Teachers’ Day on the campus in a befitting manner tomorrow, said RU
sources here today.

On February 18, 1969, Dr Shamsuzzoha was shot dead by Pakistani military
junta in front of the RU main gate as he rushed there to protect the students
marching towards the town violating Section 144.

Zoha was the RU proctor and a teacher of the Chemistry department. His
death sparked violent protests across the then East Pakistan, leading to the
fall of autocratic Ayub regime. Dr Zoha is the country’s first Martyred
Intellectual.

Like the previous years, the RU authorities have chalked out elaborate
programmes like hoisting of black flag atop all dormitories, administrative
and academic buildings, placing of wreaths at Zoha’s grave and offering
special prayers and holding doa mahfil at the central mosque marking the day.

RU Chemistry department in association with the university authorities will
organise the Zoha memorial lecture at the auditorium.

Progressive Teachers’ Society (PTS), Teachers’ and Officers’ associations,
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Rajshahi University Journalists’ Association
(RUJA) and different socio-cultural organizations will hold discussions and
offer special prayers in observance of the day.

Shaheed Shamsuzzoha Hall will also arrange a discussion. RU Chemistry
department will bring out a silent procession on the campus to mark the day.

Shaheed Smrity Sangrahashala will remain open for all from 7 am to 5 pm in
observance of the day.

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