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DU alumni celebrate university's centenary in UK

DU alumni celebrate university's centenary in UK

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Dhaka University Alumni Association UK (DUAAUK) has celebrated the university's centenary in London of United Kingdom (UK) with colorful programmes.

More than 800 alumni of the University of Dhaka along with their family members from the UK and beyond attended the grand programme on Sunday, according to a press release received here today.

The programme began with welcome speech by the DUAAUK president Muhammad Enamul Huq, secretary Anwar Kabir Khan and DU centennial celebrations convener Bulbul Hasan.

Among others, renowned economist Dr Selim Jahan, senior alumnus Dolly Islam, DU Alumni Association president Anwar-ul Alam Chowdhury (Parvez), former secretary general Ranjan Karmakar, DUAA executive Anupam Roy were present as guests.

Speakers said Dhaka University has been offering higher education to a cross section of people in our society over the last 100 years and left an indelible imprint in a nation's path to independence.

For next 100 years, the university has to be set for the fourth industrial revolution and can play a unique role in overcoming the challenges ahead, they said.

The formal inauguration of the event began through playing a documentary on the glorious past of the university.

Later, a multi-instrumental performance also had taken place that conjures a whole spectrum of memories of the university days.

A special publication was launched during the event to mark the 100 years journey of DU edited by the DUAAUK founding alumni Syeda Saima Ahmed.

The cultural segment of the event includes performances by noted musician Shafin Ahmed and the alumni themselves ranging from 1960s until recent years.

The enthusiast audience, featuring a great number of both young and middle-aged fans of Miles, seemed very much captivated by Shafin Ahmed's performance.

Earlier, 15 children of the DU alumni members were awarded for their outstanding results in GCSE and A level exams.

The grand celebrations ended with a spectacular fireworks reflecting the 100 years of glorious journey of this great institution.