Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday has addressed educational institutions and called for an increase in the reading of Bangla literature and participating more in our own cultural activities.
The human chain was held to create awareness of anti-terrorism in educational institutions exactly a month after the Gulshan attack.
It was a joint effort of the Education Ministry and University Grants Commission (UGC) to spread awareness of increasing militancy in Bangladesh.
As part of this same programme, universities and colleges throughout the country formed human chains from 10am to 11am.
Dhaka University Vice Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique addressed the human chain and said: “We have to come together and be aware to fight against militancy.”
UGC Chairman Abdul Mannan and National University Vice Chancellor Dr Harun-ur-Rashid also gave speeches amongst others.