RANGPUR, March 17, 2017 (BSS) - Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) Professor Dr AKM Nurun Nabi today said there would be no Bangladesh if Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was not born on this soil.
"We would not become independent--- Bangabandhu is the Architect of Bangladesh--- Bangabandhu is immortal to the Bengali Nation and he lives among us---- he will live in the heart of every Bangalee forever," he said.
Professor Nabi said this at a discussion arranged in celebration of the 98th birthday of Bangabandhu and National Children's Day-2017 through daylong programmes and Vice-chancellor Award distribution ceremony at Independence Memorial on the campus on Friday as the chief guest.
The programmes included placing of wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu by the VC at Independence Memorial along with the teachers, students, officials and employees, competitions for children of different schools on Bangabandhu and prize distribution.
Later, wreaths were placed at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Independence Memorial on behalf of Begum Rokeya University Teachers' Association, Dr Wazed Research Institute, different residential halls and other organisations of the university.
Earlier, a huge colourful rally, led by the VC with participation of hundreds of students, teachers, officials and employees of the university, was brought out in the campus.
In the beginning, Professor Nabi formally inaugurated observance of the day by cutting a huge cake at the same venue.
Convener of the Observance Committee and Assistant Professor of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems Apel Mahmud presided over the function.
President of Begum Rokeya University Teachers' Association Dr Abu Saleh Mohammad Wadudur Rahman, its General Secretary Golam Rabbani, social worker Mrs Gul Nahar Nabi addressed the discussion as special guests.
Member-secretary of the Observance Committee and teacher of the Department of Economics Belal Uddin delivered welcome speech.
Professor Nabi said the young generations must know about Bangabandhu for building the Sonar Bangla as dreamt by him and added that Bangladesh could not be even thought without Bangabandhu as Bangladesh and Bangabandhu is quite inseparable.
"The ideals of Bangabandhu and spirit of the Liberation War will remain as our national guidelines from generations to generations in building a developed Sonar Bangla through foiling all conspiracies being hatched against the country and its people," he said.
Later, the VC distributed Vice-chancellor Awards and prizes among winners of the competitions on drawing, poem recitation and songs followed by a cultural evening.