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POST TIME: 3 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
DU celebrates Flag Hoisting Day
DU Correspondent

DU celebrates Flag Hoisting Day

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman (4th from right, 1st row) inaugurates the ‘Flag Hoisting Day’ programme on the historic Bottala premises adjacent to Arts Building on the campus yesterday. Independent photo

Teachers, students and officials of Dhaka University observed Flag Hoisting Day yesterday with due respect. Marking the day, the Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated a programme on the historic Bottala premises adjacent to Arts Building. While addressing the congregation, the DU VC recalled the contribution of DU students during the liberation war. Besides, a discussion was held on the significance of the day. DU Pro VC Professor Nasreen Ahmed, Treasurer Kamal Uddin spoke, among others, at the discussion. Later, a cultural function was held.
On this day in 1971, the national flag of independent Bangladesh was hoisted at a massive students gathering at Dhaka University campus.
A specially designed national flag, with a yellow map of Bangladesh inside a red disc in a green ambience, was hoisted amid cheers from the spirited students.
The then Dhaka University Central Students Union vice-president ASM Abdur Rob hoisted the National flag of independent Bangladesh on behalf of Swadhin Bangla Chhatra Sangram Parishad atop the DU Arts Building.