Dhaka University observed National Flag Hoisting Day in a befitting manner on Friday.
On this day in 1971, the national flag of a yet-to-be independent Bangladesh was raised at a massive gathering on the DU campus.
A specially designed national flag, with a yellow map of Bangladesh inside a red disc in a green ambience, was hoisted amid tumultuous cheers from spirited students of the university.
The then Dhaka University Central Students Union Vice President ASM Abdur Rob hoisted the flag of independent Bangladesh on behalf of Swadhin Bangla Chhatra Sangram Parishad atop the DU arts building.
Marking the day, DU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated a program on the historic Bottala premises adjacent to the arts building.
A discussion was also held on the significance of the day, and patriotic songs were performed at the program.