RAJSHAHI A two-day reunion celebration of the HSC alumnus of Rajshahi College, one of the oldest and largest educational institutions in the country, ended amidst huge joy and enthusiasm last midnight.
Established in 1873, the college hosted this type of festival for its old
and current HSC students for the first time in its long 147-years history.
Principal of the college Professor Habibur Rahman told BSS that more than
10,000 students including some 8,400 alumnus from 1947 to 2021 took part in
The two-day festival included colourful rally, batch-wise reminiscence,
cultural functions, photo sessions and the closing fireworks.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni attended the opening ceremony as chief
guest while State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and State
Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak as special guests.
Prof Rahman mentioned that successful holding of the festival has added a
new dimension to the college's previous achievements.
Rajshahi College has been adjudged as the country's best educational
institution for the fourth consecutive year for its outstanding performance
in the academic arena since 2016.
National University also declared the college as the country's best one on
the basis of its ranking. It is said to be the third oldest institutions of
higher education in Bangladesh after Dhaka College and Chittagong College.
Within a short period after its establishment in 1873, the college became
one of the main centres of higher education for the inhabitants of East
Bengal, North Bengal, Bihar and Assam.
Rajshahi College stopped enrolling Higher Secondary students in 1996 but
again started enrolling from session 2010-2011.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)