26 Mar 2023, 16:05

Begum Rokeya University celebrates Independence Day

RANGPUR, March 26, 2023 (BSS) - The Independence and National Day-2023 was 
celebrated today at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) paying rich 
tribute to the heroic martyrs of the Great War of Liberation.
Vice-chancellor (VC) Professor Dr. Md. Hasibur Rashid hoisted the national 
flag amid rendering of the national anthem with the sunrise on the campus.
Later, he inaugurated the celebration by releasing balloons and pigeons 
before leading a colorful procession from the mural of Father of the Nation 
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The procession ended in front of the Independence Memorial. 
The VC, Pro-VC, leaders and officials of all residential halls, institutes 
and various organisations of the teachers, students, officials and employees 
participated in the procession. 
Later, the VC, Pro-VC Prof Dr. Sarifa Salowa Dina and Treasurer Prof Dr. 
Mojib Uddin Ahamed paid homage to the heroic martyred freedom fighters, 
heroic freedom fighters and martyrs of the Great War of Liberation by placing 
wreaths at the altar of Independence Memorial. 
Deans of all faculties, heads of all departments, officials of residential 
halls, institutes, Begum Rokeya University Teachers' Association, Officers' 
Association, teachers, officials, employees and students placed wreaths 
Earlier, the Vice-chancellor paid tribute to the mural of the great hero of 
the freedom struggle and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur 
Rahman on the campus. 
Later, a virtual discussion meeting was organized at noon.
Former VC of Islami University, Kusthia Prof Dr. Rashid Askari virtually 
participated in the discussion as the keynote speaker. 
Prof Askari said international recognition of the barbaric massacre committed 
by the Pakistani occupation forces at the black night on March 25, 1971 as 
the International Genocide Day is the need of hour. 
"It is possible to achieve international recognition of the genocide with the 
joint efforts of all," he hoped. 
Prof Dr. Rashid said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 
is the unquestionable leader of Bangladesh. 
"For his outstanding contribution to the country's freedom struggle, 
Bangabandhu has been recognised as the father of the Bengali nation," he 
"Bangabandhu has shown the way of light by leading the nation from the 
forefront in the history of the country's politics. Our independent 
Bangladesh is the golden success of his long struggling life," he added. 
Later, special munajats were offered in a milad mehfil organised after the 
Zohr prayers seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of martyrs of the 
Great Liberation War. 
Presided over by Convener of the celebration committee Prof Kamolesh Chandra 
Roy, Associate Prof Md Ashanuzzaman moderated the virtual discussion.
President of Begum Rokeya University Teachers' Association Md. Shariful 
Islam, Member-secretary of the celebration committee Md. Belal Uddin, Social 
Welfare Secretary of the Officers' Association Md. Firoz Al-Mamun also spoke 
on the occasion.

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