The 97th birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children's Day was celebrated on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus on March 17 in a befitting manner.
Marking the day, JU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Farzana Islam inaugurated an essay competition for children at JU School and College at about 9.30 am.
JU Pro-VC Professor Dr. Abul Hossain, Proctor Professor Dr. Tapan Kumar Shaha, Convener of Competition Management Committee Professor Dr. Khaled Hossain and Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique were present at the essay competition programme. Besides, led by JU VC Dr. Farzana, a colourful rally was brought from central Shaheed Minar premises at about 10 am where teachers, students and officials of the university took part.
Parading main streets of the campus, the rally was ended in front of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall following placing floral wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
Earlier, a discussion was held at the university's club organised by Bangabandhu Parishad. Presided over by Pro-VC Professor Dr. Abul Hossain, the discussion was addressed, among others, by Professor Dr. Shariff Enamul Kabir, a Member of Public Service Commission, VC Professor Dr. Farzana Islam, Dean of Social Science Faculty Professor Dr. Amir Hossain, Professor Dr. Lutfar Rahman, and Professor Dr. Khaled Hossain.