Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – Teachers, students and staff of Dhaka University on Tuesday mourned the tragic deaths of students, employees and guests in a building collapse at its Jagannath Hall on October 15, 1985.
On that day, 40 people, including 26 students and 14 guests, died in the tragic collapse of the roof of a one-storey building at the dormitory.
DU authorities observed the day through various programmes, including hoisting of black flags in all dormitories, a mourning procession, placing wreaths at the memorial of the victims and offering special prayers.
A blood donation programme was arranged on the Jagannath Hall premises while a painting exhibition held at the dormitory from 10am to 6pm.
Besides, a discussion programme was held in the television room of the October Memorial Building of Jagannath Hall at 9am.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman, Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Mohammad Samad, Treasurer Prof Kamal Uddin, DU Teachers’ Association President Prof ASM Maksud Kamal, Ducsu Vice-president Nurul Haque Nur and hall Provost Prof Mihir Lal Saha attended the discussion.
The hall authorities also arranged an ‘October Memorial Essay Competition’ and ‘October Memorial Painting Competition’ on the hall premises.
Islamic University, Oct 15 (UNB) – A faction of female students of Sheikh Hasina Hall at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia demonstrated on Monday night demanding resignation of their hall provost as she allegedly misbehaved with students.
Around one hundred residential students of the hall demonstrated and chanted slogans against the provost Professor Selina Nasrin in front of the hall’s main entrance at around 11:30pm.
Students alleged that Selina Nasrin misbehaved with the students when they reach her regarding any problem.
Shelina threat students to shift them into a Gano-room and don’t even help if a student fall sick during the night, protesters said.
At one stage, IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha came to the spot and discussed the matter.
Later, the students withdrew their demonstration after the university authorities assured them of taking measures over the matter.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Hasina Hall provost denied all the allegations brought against her and said the students were instigated by a vested group.
Islamic University, Oct 15 (UNB) - A three-day foundation training programme on ‘journalism’ began at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Tuesday.
Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) and Islamic University Journalists’ Association (IUJA) jointly organised the training programme at the conference room of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell of the university.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the training programme as the chief guest while treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and IUJA president Emran Shuvro were present as the special guests
The programme was chaired by IU press club president Ferdousur Rahman Shohag.
Zilhaj Uddin Nipun trained the journalists on the first day where around 40 journalists of different online and print media participated.
Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB) – Dhaka University (DU) on Tuesday will remember the students and guests who were killed in a tragic incident at Jagannath Hall on the night of October 15 in 1985 .
On that day in 1985, a total of 39 people, including 26 students and 13 guests, died in a tragic incident of roof collapse of a one-storey building at the dormitory.
The DU authorities have taken various programmes, including hoisting black flags in all dorms, brining out mourning processions, placing wreaths at the memorial of the victims and offering special prayers, said a DU press release on Monday.
A blood donation programme will be arranged on Jagannath Hall premises while a painting exhibition will be held from 10 am to 6pm at the dormitory.
Besides, a discussion programme will be held at the television room of October Memorial Building of Jagannath hall from 8 am to 9 am.
The hall authorities will also arrange ‘October Memorial Essay Competition’ and ‘October Memorial Painting Competition’ on the hall premises.