RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi University (RU) authorities observed the National Mourning Day and the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due respect and honour on Thursday, reports BSS.
The programmes include hoisting of national flags at half mast and black flags, holding of black badges, mourning rally, placing of wreaths in front of the portrait of Bangabandhu and offering special prayers.High officials of the administration led by Vice-chancellor (in-charge) Prof Chowdhury Jakaria took out a large mourning rally from the premises of administrative building around 9am.
After parading some roads, the rally ended with garlanding the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.
Representatives from Rajshahi University Teachers Association, Bangabandhu Parishad and the varsity-based different professional and socio-cultural bodies also paid homage to the greatest son of Bengali nation.
Pro-VC Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha, Treasurer Prof Mustafizur Rahman Al-Arif, Registrar Prof Abdul Bari and Students Adviser Prof Laila Arjuman Banu, among others, were present.
In observance of the day, Rajshahi University School and Sheikh Russell Model School arranged arts competition on life and works of Bangabandhu.