The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Sunday celebrated the ‘University Day’ marking its 49th founding anniversary on the campus amid festive mood.
Marking the day, JU wore a festive look with the participation of former and current students, teachers, employees and officials with colorful banners, balloons, and festoons.
In the inaugural speech, Prof Farzana Islam greeted university teachers, students, officers, employees and the present & former students of the University.
Pro- vice chancellor (Administration) Prof Amir Hussain and Pro-vice chancellor (Education) Prof Nurul Alam and Treasurer Prof Sheikh Monzurul Huq were present at the inaugural session among others. Acting registrar Rahima Kaneez conducted the programme.
Later, led by Prof Farzana Islam a colourful procession was brought out from the Business Studies faculty premises. The procession paraded main streets of the campus. The procession ended at Selim Al Deen Mukta Mancha.
The daylong programme included a puppet show, cultural function organised by Student Welfare and Counseling Centre of the university, staging drama and other cultural functions by Teacher-Student Centre at the Selim Al Deen Muktamancha.
JU was founded on 20 August, 1970. It formally began its academic activities as a residential university on 12 January, 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls.