RU celebrates Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and National Children Day
Today is March 17 (Wednesday),the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children Day. Rajshahi University (RU) celebrated the day through various programmes.
It was laid wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and offered prayers at 7:45 am. Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. M Abdus Sobhan, Pro VC Prof. Anando Kumar Saha and Prof Chowdhury M Zakaria, Treasurer Prof. AKM Mostafizur Rahman Al-Arif, Registrar Prof. Abdus Salam, Proctor and Acting Student-Advisor Prof. Lutfar Rahman, Public Relation Office Administrator Dr. Md Azizur Rahman, several senior officials and teachers of different departments were present at that time.
Afterwards, various halls, departments, institutes, professional and socio-cultural organizations including Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall and RU Bangabandhu Parishad laid wreaths.
A discussion meeting was held at 10:00 am at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Senate Building. Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. M Abdus Sobhan was the chief guest at the meeting. Former VC Prof. Muhammad Nurullah spoke on the life and work of Bangabandhu.
Online quiz competitions from Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s ‘Unfinished Autobiography’ were held for the students of different departments and institutes of the university and Sheikh Rasel Model School at 11 am. At the same time, online quiz competitions from ‘Unfinished Autobiography’ and ‘Prison Diary’ were also held for RU school students.
Later, VC Prof M Abdus Sobhan inaugurated ‘Bangabandhu Corner’ at Rahmatunnesa Hall at 12:00 pm. He also toured the Corner collection. Milad mahfil and prayers were held at the Central Mosque after Johar prayer.
Inauguration of ‘Bangabandhu Corner’ at Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy Hall at 5 pm, prize distribution function of composition and quiz competition on March 6 and 17 and Dhaka Marathon-2021 and cutting cake for Father of the Nation’s birthday at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Senate Building at 7 pm are also included in the programmes of the day.