The Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day was observed at Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus here today with due solemnity, reports agency
JU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Farzana Islam paid deep homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar on the campus with the clock striking one-minute past zero hours (midnight) on Friday.
JU Treasurer Professor Dr. Abul Khair, Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique, dean of different faculties, provosts of dormitories and teachers of the university were present with the VC to pay homage to the martyrs.
Among others, JU Mahila Club, JU Teachers’ Association (JUTA), JU Journalists’ Association (JUJA), JU Officers’ Association, JU debate organization, JU Physically Development Foundation, Bangladesh Chhatra League JU unit as well as other different political, cultural and social organizations paid their respect to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement.
The national flag was flown at half-mast at all academic and administrative buildings of the campus.
Marking the day, a painting competition for children was held at Old Arts building on the campus while JU VC Professor Dr. Farzana Islam addressed the function as the chief guest and distributed prizes among the winners.
Earlier, a Provat Ferry (mourning procession), led by JU VC, was brought out from JU Teachers’ and Officers’ club premises, which ended at the Central Shaheed Minar after parading the main streets of the campus.