POST TIME: 17 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM


Universities observe Nat’l Mourning Day

BSS, Dhaka

Different public and private universities observed the National Mourning Day and 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Thursday with due solemnity.

The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) observed the by chalking out daylong progammes, including hoisting national flag, university and hall flags at half-mast atop all main buildings on Thursday.

Senate and syndicate members, deans, provosts, proctors, chairpersons of departments, directors of institutes and office heads gathered at the DU Vice-Chancellor’s residence at 7 am and started journey towards the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 with a view to placing wreaths at the portrait of the architect of Independence, the release added.

To mark the day, special prayers were held at all mosques after Zohr prayers and ‘Upasanalaya’ on the campus.

At Rajshahi University (RU) the programmes include hoisting of national flags at half mast and black flags, holding of black badges, mourning rally, placing of wreaths in front of the portrait of Bangabandhu and offering special prayers.

High officials of the administration, led by Vice-chancellor (in-charge) Prof Chowdhury Jakaria, took out a large mourning day procession from the premises of administrative building around 9am.

After parading some roads, the rally ended with garlanding the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.

Representatives from Rajshahi University Teachers Association, Bangabandhu Parishad and the varsity-based different professional and socio-cultural bodies also paid homage to the greatest son of Bengali nation.

Pro-VC Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha, Treasurer Prof Mustafizur Rahman Al-Arif, Registrar Prof Abdul Bari and Students Adviser Prof Laila Arjuman Banu, among others, were present.