15 Aug 2022, 18:59

DU observes National Mourning Day with due solemnity 

DHAKA, Aug 15, 2022 (BSS) - The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) today 
observed the National Mourning Day and the 47th martyrdom anniversary of 
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due solemnity. 

 The national flag, university and hall flags were hoisted at half-mast atop 
all main buildings including halls of the university, said a DU press release 
here today. 

DU teachers, officers and employees led by the VC paid tributes to 
Bangabandhu this morning by placing wreaths at his portrait at Bangabandhu 
Memorial Museum here at Dhanmondi-32.

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

While addressing the discussion Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman has urged everyone to 
work together to build a non-communal and prosperous Bangladesh being imbued 
with the values and dreams as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu 
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Akhtaruzzaman called upon all to be united under the leadership of Prime 
Minister Sheikh Hasina for the successful implementation of Bangabandhu's 
dream and completion of his unfinished works. 

DU Pro-VC (Administration) Dr Mohammad Samad and DU Pro-VC (Academic) Dr ASM 
Maksud Kamal, DU Treasurer Momtaj Uddin Ahmed, DU Teachers Association's 
General Secretary Nizamul Hoque Bhuiyan, among others, also addressed the 

Besides, DU Journalists Association (DUJA) organised a photo exhibition 
featuring 120 rare photographs of Bangabandhu which was inaugurated by VC Dr 
Akhtaruzzaman in the morning.

DUJA President Mamun Tusher, General Secretary Sirajul Islam Rubel and 
members of the body were present on the occasion. 

The Faculty of Fine Art arranged an art competition at 10 am at TSC cafeteria 
on the day. Special prayers were also offered at all mosques after Zohr 
prayers and 'Upasanalaya' on the campus.