The ninth founding anniversary of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) was observed amid festivity and fanfare.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah inaugurated the celebration hoisting national flag in the morning, said a press release.
Later, he placed wreaths at the portraits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and great woman Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain.
Professor Kalimullah led a colourful rally that paraded the campus. Deans of all six faculties, heads of all 21 departments, teaches, students, officials and employees of the university participated in procession, added the press release.
The teachers and students of different departments also took part in the Academic Fair and Blood Group Test programmes in the afternoon on the campus.
A colourful cultural function was also arranged on the occasion.
A special milad mahfil followed by offering munajat was held after Johr parlays at the Central Mosque of the university.
In the evening, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Administration Ministry HN Ashikur Rahman, MP, will attend a discussion as the chief guest.
Chairman of Rangpur Zila Parisahd Advocate Chhafia Khanom, Deans of different Faculties and President of Begum Rokeya University Teachers’
Association Dr Abu Saleh Mohammad Wadudur Rahman will address the discussion as special guests.
Professor Dr Sharifa Salowa Dina will present an article on ‘Higher Education for Developing Human Resources’ in the discussion while Professor Dr RM Hafizur Rahman will take part as the main discussant.
After the discussion, popular band parties will participate in a concert to be held on the campus at night, the release added.