DU observes Mourning Day with solemnity


DHAKA, Aug 15, 2018 (BSS) – The Dhaka University (DU) authorities today
observed the National Mourning Day and 43rd martyrdom anniversary of the
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner.

As part of the programmes, pro-vice chancellors, treasurer, senate and
syndicate members, deans, provosts, proctors, chairpersons of departments,
directors of institutes and office heads, led by DU Vice-Chancellor (VC)
Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu
at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the morning.

The national, university and hall flags were hoisted at half-mast atop all
main buildings including halls of the university.

A discussion meeting was held on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) auditorium at 10 am with
DU VC in the chair.

DU VC said that a vested quarter tried to erase the name of Bangabandhu
from history through killing him and his family members. “Their conspiracy
was failed as people of all ages upheld the philosophy of Bangabandhu and
late Bangabandhu is stronger than the living Bangabandhu “, he said.

Besides, Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (DUJA) also observed the
day with due solemnity. DUJA organised a photo exhibition titled “Bangaleer
Bangabandhu” at TSC.

Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the exhibition while DUJA members,
teachers, students were present.

DU unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League held a discussion meeting at
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hall in the afternoon. Special prayers were
offered at all mosques after Zohr prayers and ‘Upasanalaya’ on the campus.

The Faculty of Fine Art arranged an art competition at 10 am at TSC
cafeteria on the day.