City Desk : dhakamirror.com
The authorities of Rajshahi University celebrated the university’s 70th founding anniversary on Thursday amid enthusiasm and festivity.
The university acting vice-chancellor, professor Sultan-ul-Islam inaugurated the day’s events at 10:05am in front of the university administrative building by hoisting the national and the university flags, and releasing pigeons and balloons.
Later, the vice-chancellor planted a cherry flower sapling beside the university’s Shahid Tajuddin Ahmad Senate Building.
A colourful procession with banners and festoons led by the vice-chancellor was also brought out on the campus to celebrate the occasion.
The university teachers, students and staff took part in the procession.
In his speech, professor Sultan-ul-Islam said that they wanted to make the university a world-class one so that world-class citizens could be produced here.
‘The world is changing constantly. We must keep pace with this change. It can be difficult for us due to limited resources and lack of proper training. But, if we try and work collectively, we can make progress’, he said.
Among others, pro-vice-chancellor professor M Humayun Kabir, treasurer Professor Obaidur Rahman Pramanik, registrar professor Abdus Salam, Bangabandhu Chair Professor Sanat Kumar Saha, proctor professor Asabul Haque, student advisor professor Jahangir Alam, and public relations office administrator professor Pradip Kumar Panday were present there.
Later, guests unveiled a book titled Rajshahi Biswabidyalayar Sat Doshok: Smriti Sotta Bortoman, written by Bangabandhu Chair Professor Sanat Kumar Saha, at the university’s Shahid Tajuddin Ahmad Senate Building.
Rajshahi University started its journey with only six departments, 20 professors and 161 students on this day in 1953.
At present, the university has 12 faculties, 59 departments, 6 institutes, 1,187 teachers, 33,300 students, 17 residence halls and 5 higher research bureaus and centres.