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JU observes 48th founding anniversary

  • Published at 09:37 pm January 12th, 2019
Jahangirnagar University
File photo of the main gate of Jahangirnagar University Dhaka Tribune

JU was founded on August 20, 1970. It formally began its academic activities as a residential university on January 12, 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls

Jahangirnagar University (JU) observed its 48th founding anniversary on Saturday amid festivity and fanfare.

Marking the day, JU wore a festive look with the participation of more than 500 former and current students, teachers, employees, and officials with colourful banners, balloons, and festoons.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam inaugurated the program by hoisting the national and JU flags and releasing balloons in front of the Business Studies Faculty at 10am.

Speaking at the ceremony she said: "For the past 48 years, students from this university have excelled both abroad and in the country, strengthening its reputation."

"The administration has plans to make the university more digital and up to date, already the government has subsidized the institution with Tk1,445 crore, which will aid in its infrastructural development."

She also said: "To improve the field of knowledge, science, arts and literature - all must cooperate."   

After the inaugural ceremony a colourful procession was brought out from the faculty building, in which the chancellor, vice-chancellor, treasurer, acting registrar, faculty deans, principal, divisional presidents, university teachers associations, teachers and students of different departments and teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University School And College participated.

The daylong event included a puppet show, stage drama, and cultural function by the Student Welfare and Counseling Centre of the university at the Selim Al Deen Muktamancha, where eminent folk singer Momotaz Begum performed.

JU was founded on August 20, 1970. It formally began its academic activities as a residential university on January 12, 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls.