DHAKA President M Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka for
Patuakhali tomorrow (Tuesday) on a two-day visit to attend several programmes
at Dumki and Kalapara upazilas of the district.
The President, also the Chancellor of the university, will preside over
the 2nd convocation ceremony of Patuakhali Science and Technology University
(PSTU) on its campus on February 5 while he will attend several other
programmes at Kuakata of Kalapara Upazila of the coastal district,
President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.
Kuakata is a rare scenic Bangladesh eco-tourism destination under
Kalapara Upazila, just about 70 kilometers away from the district
headquarters of Patuakhali and 320 kilometers from the capital, Dhaka.
The head of the state is scheduled to be flown to Kuakata by helicopter
tomorrow afternoon. From there he would fly to Dumki upazila where he would
deliver his address on the PSTU campus at 3 pm on Thursday.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni will attend the ceremony as the special
guest while former UGC Chairman and President of Bangladesh Academy of
Science Emeritus Prof Dr AK Azad Chowdhury will give his speech as the
Talking to BSS, PSTU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Harun-Or-Rashid said a
total of 2,929 students, including 1,970 graduates, will be conferred with
Six students will get Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees and 63
graduates and post-graduates will be given gold medals for their outstanding
academic excellence, the VC added.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)