The country's leading institution of medical education and research Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) will celebrate its founding anniversary and 21st University Day in Dhaka on Monday in a befitting manner.
The university has chalked out elaborate programmes including hoisting of national and university flags in the morning, placing of wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, releasing of balloons and pigeons and bringing out a colorful procession and holding discussion.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday issued separate messages ahead of the day expressing their hope that the country's leading medical university BSMMU will play more significant role to flourish education and research in medical science to contribute to further development of health sector.
They greeted all teachers, physicians, nurses, officials and employees marking the day, reports BSS.
The President, in his message, said since the inception of BSMMU, it has been playing a unique role in the field of higher research on medical science and providing healthcare.
M Abdul Hamid said because of its vast contribution to education, research and treatment, the fame of the university drew the attention in the international arena surpassing the national circumference.
He called upon the physicians to play more sincere and responsible role to build Bangladesh a happy and prosperous country to materialize the dream of Bangabandhu.
The Prime Minister, in her message, said the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had put much emphasis on health sector to reform the war-torn newly independent Bangladesh.
"He has revived the ravaged health service in the country. In only three and an half years of his government's tenure, Father of the Nation had taken massive programmes to reach the health service to the doorsteps of the rural people through infrastructural development and appointing doctors and nurses," she said.
We have approved the 1000-bed project titled 'Establishment of Multi- disciplinary Super-specialized Hospital, she said.
Marking the day, a colorful procession led by BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Kanak Kanti Barua would be brought from Bat-Tala of the university at 10am tomorrow.
Professor Kamrul Hasan greeted and welcomed all marking the day.