The 13th death anniversary of Professor Selim Al-Deen, an eminent playwright and founder chairman of the Department of Drama and Dramatics of Jahangirnagar University (JU), was observed on the campus.
At the beginning of the day, on behalf of JU vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Farzana Islam, director of JU Teacher - Student Center (TSC) Prof. Dr. Alamgir Kabir and chairman of JU Drama and Dramatics department Dr. Soma Momtaz placed floral wreaths at the grave of Selim Al Deen.Later, Drama and Dramatics department of the university brought out a rally from the 'Amor Ekushey' premises around 12.30 pm.
Parading main streets of the campus, the rally ended at the grave of Selim Al-Deen after placing floral wreaths.
Later, noted playwright Nasir Uddin Yousuf Bachcho, JU Drama and Dramatics department, Bangladesh Gram Theater, Dhaka Theater, Selim Al Deen Foundation, Arshinagar Theater, Shawapnadal Dhaka, Combine Cultural Alliance, Jahangirnagar Theater, Puppent Theater Research Center, Kalma Theater, Shaheed Titu Theatre and Selim Al Deen Memorial Society placed floral wreaths at the grave of Selim Al Deen beside the central mosque of the campus among others.
Besides, JU Drama and Dramatics department organized daylong seminar, virtual discussion and staged drama to mark the day.
Born on August 18 in 1949 in Feni, Selim Al-Deen joined Bangla Department of Jahangirnagar University as a lecturer in 1974. In 1986, he founded the Drama and Dramatics department and served the department as its founding chairman. He died on January 14, 2008.