Five DU students get ‘Editor Abdus Salam Memorial scholarship’
Five meritorious students of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Department of Dhaka University (DU) have received ‘Editor Abdus Salam Memorial Scholarship’ for their outstanding academic results in BSS honours final examinations for the year 2014.
Besides, journalist Shahed Kamal was awarded ‘Editor Abdus Salam Trust Fund Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition to his significant contributions to the field of journalism.
DU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique handed over the awards among the students at a function on Sunday. The MCJ Department organized the programme at Mozaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium on the campus.
With university treasurer Prof Kamal Uddin in the chair, among others, MCJ dept chairperson Prof Mofizur Raman, daughter of late editor Abdus Salam Rehana Salam and family members of renowned journalist late ABM Musa, were present at the function.
MCJ Department Honorary Prof Sakhawat Ali Khan delivered ‘Editor Abdus Salam Memorial Lecture’ at the function while Associate Professor Robaet Ferdous conducted it.
The award recipients are -- Faruq Hossain, Md Jahidur Rahman, Md Mahmudul Hasan, Najmul Hasan and Hosneara.
Addressing the function as chief guest, Prof Arefin stressed on ‘positive journalism’ and said journalists have to work relentlessly with honesty and courage to establish truth in society.
He urged the students to improve the profession of journalism by following the ideals of journalists like late Abdus Salam and ABM Musa.
Late ABM Musa had donated an amount of money to the DU authorities for setting up ‘Editor Abdus Salam Trust Fund’ at the MCJ department in the memory of his father-in-law.