Dhaka University (DU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique urged the students to make them wise and worthy citizen through self-purification.
He was addressing the orientation programme of the first year Honours students of various departments under the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Biological Sciences and Faculty of Engineering and Technology of DU on Wednesday at the TSC auditorium of the university. Students' Counseling and Guidance Office of DU organised the programme.
Director of Students' Counseling and Guidance Office of DU Prof Dr Shaheen Islam presided over the function while Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof. Dr. Taslima Monsoor, Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences Prof Dr Md. Imdadul Hoque, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Rafiqul Islam and Acting Registrar Syed Rezaur Rahman addressed it as special guests.
Terming "Education is Light" as the mission statement of DU, the VC said students must be equipped with this light to lighten up the society as well as the world. Mere achieving certificates or obtaining good results cannot bring benefit to the nations.
"Therefore, students have to make themselves as good human beings" he added.
Mentioning the March as the month of going forward, the VC said we had to work together with the spirit of our Liberation War for socio- economic development of the country.
He said the history of Bangladesh and that of DU were the same. The students of this university had played foremost role in the Liberation War. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the student of this university, he mentioned.