KHULNA: Jubo League and Bangladesh Chhatra League local unit leaders, workers and supporters brought out a jubilant procession last night here as Sheikh Hasina Medical University, Khulna Bill, is passed in parliament.
The jubilant rally was organised to thank Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking an initiative to establish a medical university after her name in Khulna, reports BSS.Carrying colorful banners, festoons and placards, the marchers chanted slogans hailing the premier and paraded different thoroughfares of the city.
Later, a discussion was held in front of the party office on Jashore Road near Shaheed Hadis Park in the city.
Chaired by city unit Jubo League convener Shafiqur Rahman Palash, Awami League’s youth and student wings leaders addressed it.
BCL city unit general secretary Asaduzzaman Russel conducted the programme.
The meeting also hailed the prime minister and her government for taking necessary steps to set up the “Sheikh Hasina Public University”.
Meanwhile, different organisations including Khulna Awami League, Greater Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee, Khulna Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Khulna Press Club too greeted the prime minister for being passed “Sheikh Hasina Medical University, Khulna Bill, 2021” in the parliament on Monday.Health Minister Zahid Maleque placed the bill in parliament which was passed unanimously through voice vote.
Earlier on January 19, the bill was placed in parliament which sent it to the parliamentary standing committee on the health ministry for further scrutiny.
On September 21, 2020, the Cabinet approved the draft of Sheikh Hasina Medical University, Khulna Bill to set up a medical university in Khulna division.