Dhaka University, country’s oldest public institution for higher studies, has stepped on to its 100 th year starting its journey back on July 1, 1921. The university is celebrating the centenary with much festivity and with an elaborate 16-day long programme on its campus from Dec 1 to Dec 16.
As one of the oldest educational institutes DU has witnessed and weaved stories of a nation throughout the years. To create a platform to showcase these stories, the Television, Film and Photography Department of the university arranged a Photography Exhibition at Teacher-Student Center (TSC) as a part of the celebration.
"Among 1,800 photos submitted by the current and former students, we have picked 100 to exhibit," said Habiba Rahman, Chairperson of the Television, Film and Photography Department at DU.
From them, we highlight 10 historic photos that we believe represent the history, nature and emotions involved with the university and nation.
Photographer: Md Robiul Hossain, Women And Gender Studies Department
This photograph captured from the Dean Office-adjacent area of the Arts Building not only shows a mural but also represents a location witnessing many historic events of the country. This was the place where the first version of the Bangladesh flag designed by Shivnarayan Das was hoisted by ASM Abdur Rob, the then Vice President of Dhaka University Students' Union (DUCSU) on behalf of Swadhinata Sangram Parishad.