Jahangirnagar University (JU) observed its 48th founding anniversary on Saturday amid festivity and fanfare.
Marking the university day, JU wore a festive look with the participation of more than 500 former and current students, teachers, employees, and officials with colourful banners, balloons, and festoons.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam inaugurated the programme by hoisting the national flag and JU flag and releasing balloons in front of the Business Studies Faculty at 10:30am.
"The administration is working to make the university more digital and up to date," she said.
Pro-VC (administration) Prof Amir Hussain and Treasurer Prof Sheikh Monjurul Huq were present at the inaugural session. Acting Registrar Rahima Kaniz conducted the programme.
The daylong event included a puppet show, staging drama, and cultural function by Student Welfare and Counselling Centre of the university at the Selim Al Deen Muktamancha, where eminent folk singer Momotaz Begum performed on stage.
JU was founded on August 20, 1970. It formally began its academic activities as a residential university on January 12, 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls.