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IUB observes National Mourning Day 2023

  • Various events, activities organized to honour the occasion
Update : 19 Aug 2023, 04:18 PM

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) paid solemn tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of August 15 to mark the National Mourning Day 2023. 

Various events and activities were organized to honour the occasion, including a floral tribute to the portrait of the Father of the Nation at Dhanmondi, a doa mahfil, voluntary blood donation drive, lunch program for underprivileged children, wearing of black badges, and a student essay competition.

Led by Vice-Chancellor Tanweer Hasan, PhD, the IUB community, consisting of students, professors, officers, and staff, gathered to pay their respects to Bangabandhu's portrait in Dhanmondi on August 15, 2023. 

Treasurer Khandker Md Iftekhar Haider and Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Prof Dr Meherun Ahmed, were also present on this occasion. 

Earlier in the day, a special doa mahfil was held at IUB's Bashundhara campus, praying for the salvation of the souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib, and all the martyrs of August 15, 1975. 

Additionally, a lunch program was organized for underprivileged children from different educational institutions.

 IUB Vice-Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan, PhD, was present.

On August 16, 2023, a discussion took place at the Bangabandhu and Muktijuddo Corner of the IUB Library. 

Prof Md Abu Taher PhD, Member of the Bangladesh University Grant Commission (UGC), was the chief guest.

Poet Muhammad Nurul Huda, Director General of Bangla Academy, delivered the main speech. 

Vice Chancellor Tanweer Hasan, PhD, and Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed Khan, PhD along with Prof Dr Zakir Hossain Raju, Acting Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Head of the Department of Media and Communication, took part in the discussion. 

The event was moderated by Prof Dr Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman from the Department of English and Modern Languages. 

During the session, prizes were handed over to the winners of an English Essay Competition titled "Bangabandhu's Bangladesh". The IUB Music Club performed the National Anthem at the event.

Beforehand, the Division of Student Activities, in collaboration with the Thalassemia Society Hospital, conducted a two-day voluntary blood donation drive on August 13-14 at the Multipurpose Hall of IUB.

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