The country’s leading institution of medical education and research Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) will celebrate its founding anniversary and 20th University Day here today in a befitting manner.
The university has chalked out elaborate programmes including hoisting of national and university flags in the morning, placing of wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, releasing of balloons and pigeons and bringing out a colorful procession, holding discussion.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages ahead of the day expressing their hope that the country’s leading medical university BSMMU will play more significant role to flourish education and research in medical science to contribute to further development of health sector.
They greeted all teachers, physicians, nurses, officials and employees marking the day.
The President, in his message, said since the inception of BSMMU, it has been playing a unique role in the field of higher research on medical science and providing healthcare.
Abdul Hamid said because of its vast contribution to education, research and treatment, the fame of the university drew the attention in the international arena surpassing the national circumference.
He called upon the physicians to play more sincere and responsible role to build Bangladesh a happy and prosperous country to materialize the dream of Bangabandhu.
The Prime Minister, in her message, said the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had put much emphasis on health sector to reform the war-torn newly independent Bangladesh.
“He has revived the ravaged health service in the country. In only three and an half years of his government’s tenure, Father of the Nation had taken massive programmes to reach the health service to the doorsteps of the rural people through infrastructural development and appointing doctors and nurses,” she said.
“In 1998, we established Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University first of its kind in the history of the country,” she said adding from the inception the medical university has been working to flourish higher education and to expand research in medical science and to provide world standard healthcare.
Marking the day, a colorful procession led by BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Kamrul Hasan Khan was brought from Bat-Tala of the university at 10am today.
Later, a discussion was held at Shaheed Dr Milan Hall of the university at 10.30. The chief guest of this discussion is Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim.
Professor Kamrul Hasan also greeted and welcomed all marking the day.