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Coronavirus: DU suspends Pohela Boishakh celebration

  • Published at 09:42 pm April 2nd, 2020
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File photo: Thousands of Bangalis take the streets of Dhaka as dawn broke to greet Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1426 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

It also extended its office closure till April 11

Dhaka University authorities have suspended all programs and activities of Bangla New year celebrations in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh.

A DU press release signed by Director of Public Relation, Mahmood Alam stated this on Thursday. DU is also extending the closure of its administration related offices till April 11, in line with the government decision.

Previously, Dhaka University had suspended classes and exams from March 18 to March 31. The suspension has also been extended till April 9 (April 10 and 11 will be automatically added as weekly holidays).

Meanwhile, DU Teachers’ Association has announced to donate the sum of two days’ salary from all the teachers to the Prime Minister’s relief fund.

In another development, Dhaka University central Students’ Union (Ducsu) on Wednesday requested the university authorities to donate the concerned unused expenditure allocation of each of the 18 halls against the Bangla New Year celebrations to the same fund (PM’s fund).

Earlier, Ducsu recommended the authorities to shut down the university temporarily, or announce an early summer vacation," and it placed a memorandum to that effect to the Vice-Chancellor on March 15.

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