Uphold honour of Bengali language: academics

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RANGPUR, Feb 21, 2020 (BSS) – Academics at a discussion today urged all
concerned, especially young generations to uphold the rich Bengali language,
heritage and culture by ensuring its proper use.

They made the call at the discussion organised by the authority of Begum
Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) at its central cafeteria in observance of
the Shaheed Dibash and International Mother Language Day-2020 through day-
long programmes.

Acting Vice-Chancellor (VC) of BRUR Professor Dr. RM Hafizur Rahman
addressed the discussion as chief guest with Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Professor Dr. Sarifa Salowa Dina in the chair.

Dean of the Faculty of Life and Earth Science Md. Atiur Rahman and Dean of
the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman addressed as
special guests.

Moderated by Lecturer of BRUR Md. Sohag Ali, Director of the Institutional
Quality Assurance Cell, Professor Dr. Md. Nazmul Haque, Additional Registrar
(Establishment Division) Khondker Golam Mostafa, students Fahimunnahar and
Shakhawat Hossain also spoke.

The BRUR authority chalked out programmes including

placing of wreaths at the university’s Shaheed Minar, hoisting of national
flag at half mast, wearing black badges, ‘morning procession , milad and doa
mahfils .

Earlier, the Acting VC, along with teachers, students, officials and
employees placed wreaths at the Shaheed Minar and observed one minute silence
there to pay respect to the martyrs of the Language Movement and War of
Liberation.

Deans of different faculties, Heads of different departments, Provosts ,
teachers, students, officials and employees of the university, leaders and
activists of different students’, socio cultural and other organisations
participated in the procession.

Paying rich tribute to Father of the National Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman, martyrs of the language movement and War of Liberation, the speakers
recalled glorious contribution of the teachers and students during the
language movement.

The chief guest said Shaheed Dibash and the International Mother Language
Day has brought a unique honour to the nation and become a symbol of unity
and victory for protecting mother languages of all people across the globe.

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