Twelve students of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University (DU) were on Sunday given ‘Professor Sitara Parvin Award’ for their outstanding results in BSS (Hons.)
MCJ department arranged a prize giving ceremony at Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium of Social Science Building on the DU campus.
Chairman of the MCJ department Prof. Dr. Abul Mansur Ahmed presided over the function while Director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Research Institute for Peace and Liberty Prof. Dr. Fakrul Alam addressed it.
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MCJ department teacher Prof. Dr. Ahaduzzaman Mohammad Ali gave a vote of thanks at the function conducted by its teacher Prof. Robaet Ferdous.
Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman paid tribute to the memory of Prof. Dr. Sitara Parvin, and said she was an honest, sincere and devoted teacher of the university.
The Awardees are: Mili Akter, Ritu Karmokar,Jannatul Islam Ria, Tahura Tabassum Tari, Sumia Zahid, Md. Tariqul Islam, Tipu Sultan, Saidul Islam, Tanha Tasnim Ity, Farhana Akter, Mst. Nusrat Zabin Biva and Sumya Arefin Arni. The students attended their BSS final examination in 2019.
Prof. Dr. Fakrul Alam said, “Sitara Parvin covered different fields of knowledge during her lifetime. I feel proud to be her teacher and colleague.”
Later, he requested students and teachers to make a case study on her works to explore her talent.
Dr. Sitara Parvin, daughter of former President Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed and wife of Dr. Ahaduzzaman Mohammad Ali, died in a road accident on June 23, 2005 in the USA.
Other students, teachers and staff of the department were present at the programme.