Elected student union essential for universities: Noor


DHAKA, July 4, 2018 (BSS) – Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzanman Noor
here today said elected student unions should exist in the universities to
run the cultural and co-curricular activities properly.

“Cultural activities are hardly seen at the universities including the
Dhaka University (DU). One of the main reasons is there is no student unions
or these are inactive in the educational institutions,” Noor commented while
addressing a book launching ceremony at the DU.

Minister Asaduzzanman Noor unveiled the cover of the book titled “Dhaka
Bishwabidyaloy Sangskritik O Shikkha Sahayak Karmakanda: Ekal O Shekal”
(Cultural and Co-curricular Activities in Dhaka university: Past and Present)
edited by Professor Dr Shaikh Abdus Salam.

National and Emeritus Prof of DU Dr Anisuzzaman presided over the function
organised by Center for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences
(CARASS) at its auditorium.

Noor said cultural activities were not only entertainment but also a means
of political movements at their time.

“Government started working with the universities intensively to enhance
their cultural activities. We will spread this in future,” said the minister.

Anisuzzaman said, “Our first duty should return back elected student
unions so that they can return back the glorious past co-curricular
activities. And the second is to tell the political parties to control their
student wings as Dhaka University will not be the center of terrorism.”

DU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Samad said cultural activities
should enhance in the educational institutions to uproot militancy.

Dean of the Faculty of Arts Dr Abu Md Delwar Hosain, Dean of the Faculty
of Social Sciences Dr Sadeka Halim, DU Alumni Association President AK Azad
and Dr Shaikh Abdus Salam spoke at the programme.