A two-day reunion of English Department Alumni Association of Islamic University will take place on the campus in Kushtia on March 20-21.
Current and former students of the department will bring out a colourful procession, led by the department’s chair from in front of Rabindra-Nazrul arts’ building in the morning.
The procession will end at Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium after parading through the campus.
Later, a discussion programme will be held. IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari will be present as the chief guest while Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman and Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha will be present as special guests.
After the discussion, a cultural function, quiz competition, and prize giving ceremony will be held at the auditorium.
“I’m requesting all executive committee members and alumnus to come forward to make our programme successful and memorable,” IU English department Alumni Association President Monowar Azad said.
The teachers of Rajshahi University termed illogical the demand of the students of the university for changing Population Science and Human Resource Development Department into ‘Applied Statistics’
“The demand is totally illogical”, said the teachers of the Population Science and Human Resource Development Department at a press conference held at Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose academic building at the campus on Saturday.
Md Riyad Uddin Papon, a final year student of the department, told UNB that according to the PSC syllabus, the course they study is 95 per cent similar to Applied Statistics department courses.
The department chairman Prof Md Nazrul Mondol told newsmen at a press conference that the syllabus of this department match only 20.3 percent with the syllabus of Applied Statistics department 2019-20 session of Dhaka University and that’s why there is no possibility of renaming the department.
The students of Rajshahi University Population Science and Human Resource Development department, who went fast unto death program on Wednesday demanding renaming of their department Applied Statistics, postponed their hunger strike early Saturday till Monday.
The demonstrating students told UNB that they postponed their strike until Monday as Vice Chancellor Prof M Abdus Sobhan assured to hold meeting with them regarding their demand on Monday.
A daylong cleanliness campaign was held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Saturday.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the event as the chief guest around 12:00pm. Environmental Science and Geography department organised the campaign .
Inaugurating the campaign, the IU VC urged the students to keep their campus neat and clean.
IU pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, syndicate member Professor M Mahbubar Rahman, proctor Professor Paresh Chandra Barman, were present on the occasion.
Around two hundred students of Environmental Science and Geography department took part in the campaign .
Vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Nurul Haque Nur on Wednesday said students will welcome former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, not its current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to Bangladesh during the ‘Mujib Borsho’.
“Bangabandhu was not the leader of any particular party but of freedom-loving general people of Bangladesh as well as the world. So, we won’t allow a communal leader like Modi to tarnish Bangabandhu’s image,” he said.
The Ducsu vice-president was addressing a rally organised by Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council at the foot of anti-terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture of the DU campus protecting violence in Indian capital New Delhi.
He, however, they will welcome former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and other dignitaries who were invited to join the birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “But we along with students of the country will resist Modi from entering the country by any means.”
Nur alleged that Modi and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activists want to destroy harmony in India and minority Muslims have become their first target. “This won’t remain limited to India only but will also affect entire South Asia.”
Later, leaders and activists of the council brought out a protest procession which paraded several streets on the campus.
Meanwhile, Progressive Students’ Alliance, a platform of left-leaning student organisations, also took out a protest rally condemning violence in New Delhi, India that left at least 27 people dead.