NETRAKONA, In an extra-ordinary outpouring of the people from all walks of life today brought out jubilant processions simultaneously across the district to the delight of all, extending their thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her approval to establish a public university and a medical college here.
The people irrespective of caste, creed and religion symbolizing the prime minister's gesture as lasting and precious gifts for them embarked on organizing discussion meetings and musical soirees, creating a memorable event for the inhabitants of the district. Cultural functions mainly, featured mainly by patriotic songs, were gleefully enjoyed by the audience.
The programmes were preceded by a meeting of the Netrakona district administration, joined by public representatives, civil society members and district-level officials at the conference room of Netrakona DC office.
The meeting unanimously finalized the programmes of the day to hail Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government for taking necessary steps to set up the Sheikh Hasina Public University and the Netrakona Medical College in Netrakona district town.
Meanwhile, the government appointed professor Dr. Rafiqueullah Khan as Vice-chancellor of the university and Dr. Sadiqul Azam as Principal of the medical college, an official source said.
A big rally of several thousands local people brought out a procession in Netrakona district town.
Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy, Vice-chancellor of Sheikh Hasina Public University Dr. Rafiqullah Khan, Deputy Commissioner of Netrakona Main-UL-Islam, Police Super Joydeb Chowdhory and front ranking Awami League leaders and public representatives led the rally.
Carrying colorful banners, festoons and play cards, the marchers chanted different slogans hailing premier Sheikh Hasina and paraded different main roads of the district town.
Arif Khan Joy MP addressed as chief guest a discussion meeting, also attended, among others, by Dr. Rafiqe Ullah Khan, Dr. Sadiqul Azam, Police Super Netrakona Joydeb Chowdhury, Chairman of Netrakona Zila Parishad Prasanta Kumar Ray, Mayor of Netrakona Pourasava Nazrul Islam Khan, President of Awami League Netrakona district unit Matiur Rahman Khan and General Secretary of the unit Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru and Joint secretary of the unit Nur Khan Mitu and General Secretary of Netrakona Press Club Shamolendu Paul.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)