Islamic University, Apr 13 (UNB) - Islamic University in Kushtia will usher in the Bengali New Year on Pahela Boishakh Sunday by commencing a three-day Boishakhi Fair.
The fair will continued till Tuesday, according to the IU Public Relations Office (PRO).
The university will organize its own Mangal Shobhajatra, with teachers, students, officials and staff of the university bringing out the procession from in front of the university’s administration building shortly after sunrise on Pahela Boishakh, the very first day of the Bengali calendar.
After marching through the main streets of the campus, it will end at the IU Bangla Moncha, according to M Ataul Haque, the head of the PRO.
Following the procession, IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari will inaugurate the fair as the chief guest. Pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and acting registrar SM Abdul Latif are expected to join him.
After that a cultural programme will be held with the participation of the teachers and students of different departments of the university.
A total of 150 stalls have been erected for the fair, Ataul added.
Islamic University, Apr 13 (UNB) - The students of Islamic University (IU) on Saturday demonstrated demanding exemplary punishment of the perpetrators who are behind the death of Feni madrasah girl, Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
Bangladesh Chhatra Moitri, a left leaning student body of IU unit brought out a procession and formed a human-chain in front Mrittunjoyee Mujib Chatter of the university around 12 pm.
IU Chhatra Moitri unit secretary Abdur Rauf alleged that the state has failed to ensure safety and security in the society.
They urged the government to take immediate actions against the killers of Nusrat and threatened to continue their protest until their demands are met.
Later, another group of students also formed a human-chain seeking justice for Nusrat on the same place.
On April 6, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her.
NusratJahan lost her battle for life at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on April 11 night, five days after the incident.