DHAKA, The Dhaka University (DU) authorities through
elaborate programmes today started the celebration of ‘Mujib Borsho’, marking
the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
The programmes include placing wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait, holding
discussion, cutting a hundred-pound cake, releasing balloons and offering
In the morning, teachers, students and officials of the university, led by
Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Akhtaruzzaman placed a wreath at the portrait of the
great leader of Bangalee nation at Bangabandhu memorial museum in city’s
Paying rich tribute to the great leader, Dr Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the
series of programmes through releasing hundred of balloons on the premises of
university’s Memory Eternal monument.
Later, a discussion was held on Memory Eternal premises, which was
commenced by reciting national anthem with university’s VC in the chair.
DU Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Muhammad Samad, Treasurer Md Kamal Uddin,
Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) president ASM Maksud Kamal,
general secretary Nizamul Hoque Bhuiyan, Vice President (VP) of Dhaka
University Central Students’ Union Nurul Hoque Nur, Assistant General
Secretary (AGS) Saddam Hossain, secretary general of Dhaka University Alumni
Association (DUAA) Ranjan Karmakar, teachers, students and officials were
also present on the occasion.
Dr Akhtaruzzaman said the university will confer a doctorate of laws on
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (posthumously) marking
the celebration of ‘Mujib Borsho’ through special convocation on September 5.
Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee will deliver the keynote
speech in the convocation, he added.
He also announced the programmes, taken by DU marking ‘Mujib Borsho’, which
included building a sculpture of Bangabandhu, founding a research institute
‘Bangabandhu Research Institute for Peace and Liberty’, organising
International conference and publishing a book titled ‘Bangabandhu and Dhaka
Bangabandhu will be given the honorable degree ‘Doctor of Law’ as he was a
student of the university’s Law Department, said Akhtaruzzaman.
Besides, sweets were distributed among the students at all the university’s
dormitories while special prayers were also offered at university’s central
mosque after Zohr prayers, seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of the
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)