RANGPUR - The Independence and National Day-2023 was celebrated today at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) paying rich tribute to the heroic martyrs of the Great War of Liberation.
Vice-chancellor (VC) Professor Dr. Md. Hasibur Rashid hoisted the national flag amid rendering of the national anthem with the sunrise on the campus.
The procession ended in front of the Independence Memorial.
The VC, Pro-VC, leaders and officials of all residential halls, institutes and various organisations of the teachers, students, officials and employees participated in the procession.
Later, the VC, Pro-VC Prof Dr. Sarifa Salowa Dina and Treasurer Prof Dr. Mojib Uddin Ahamed paid homage to the heroic martyred freedom fighters, heroic freedom fighters and martyrs of the Great War of Liberation by placing wreaths at the altar of Independence Memorial.
Deans of all faculties, heads of all departments, officials of residential halls, institutes, Begum Rokeya University Teachers' Association, Officers' Association, teachers, officials, employees and students placed wreaths there.
Earlier, the Vice-chancellor paid tribute to the mural of the great hero of the freedom struggle and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the campus.
Former VC of Islami University, Kusthia Prof Dr. Rashid Askari virtually participated in the discussion as the keynote speaker.
Prof Askari said international recognition of the barbaric massacre committed by the Pakistani occupation forces at the black night on March 25, 1971 as the International Genocide Day is the need of hour.
"It is possible to achieve international recognition of the genocide with the joint efforts of all," he hoped.
Prof Dr. Rashid said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the unquestionable leader of Bangladesh.
"For his outstanding contribution to the country's freedom struggle, Bangabandhu has been recognised as the father of the Bengali nation," he said.
"Bangabandhu has shown the way of light by leading the nation from the forefront in the history of the country's politics. Our independent Bangladesh is the golden success of his long struggling life," he added.
Later, special munajats were offered in a milad mehfil organised after the Zohr prayers seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of martyrs of the Great Liberation War.
Presided over by Convener of the celebration committee Prof Kamolesh Chandra Roy, Associate Prof Md Ashanuzzaman moderated the virtual discussion.
President of Begum Rokeya University Teachers' Association Md. Shariful Islam, Member-secretary of the celebration committee Md. Belal Uddin, Social Welfare Secretary of the Officers' Association Md. Firoz Al-Mamun also spoke on the occasion.