Hasina launches Chittagong University 50th anniversary celebrations via video conference
Chittagong Bureau, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-11-19 16:20:53.0 BdST Updated: 2016-11-19 16:20:53.0 BdST
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon present and former students of the Chittagong University (CU) to serve the university as a token of gratitude.
He call came in a video conference on Saturday while launching 50th anniversary celebrations of the university.
CU, one of the largest in the country, is celebrating its golden jubilee with various programmes, including a reunion.
Cultural programmes, seminars, discussions and a reception to 1971 freedom fighters are other attractions of the two-day event that started on Friday.
Hasina greeted the students and authorities of CU from her official residence Ganabhaban.
Addressing the current crop of students, she said: “You have to own the university and feel for it. Those who live at the residential halls, it is your duty to keep the premises tidy.”
“The alumni associations must step forward to serve the university that had nurtured them and not just confine their activities to reunions and festivities,” she added.
The premier suggested setting up nurseries inside the campus and requested teachers to work hard to improve academic performance.
She also launched commemorative stamps on the occasion.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury is expected to attend a discussion at the university on Saturday.
Emeritus Prof Anisuzzaman, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud and former Chittagong mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury will also attend the discussion hosted by CU Vice-Chancellor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury.
The campus located amid mountains and greenery was found thriving with the excitement of thousands of former students.
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