Jagannath University celebrated 15th founding anniversary
Nakibul Ahsan Nishad; JnU Correspondent
Maintaining social distancing directives, teachers, students and employees of Jagannath University (JnU) on Tuesday celebrated the 15th founding anniversary of the university with limited programmes.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the university authorities were forced to cancel a number of programmes. They arranged some programmes in limited scale instead. For the first time, no colourful procession was brought out to mark the day.
JnU Vice-chancellor Professor Dr Mijanur Rahman inaugurated the day-long celebration at 9:10 with the hoisting of the national flag and releasing balloons and festoons in unison with the singing of inaugural song in front of the university administration building.
Later, the university’s maiden hall ‘Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall’ for female students was inaugurated by the Vice-chancellor at 9:30 am.
A virtual discussion program was arranged at 11:30 am with JnU VC as chief guest and treasurer Professor Kamaluddin Ahmed in chair. Besides, Music department of the university also arranged a virtual cultural program started from 12:30pm and ended around 2:00pm.
Addressing the discussion program, the VC said although Jagannath University started its journey from 2005 but as a university it started its journey from 2011 on 7.5 acres land. Since 100 percent non-residential university of the country, the university is going forward than other contemporary universities overcoming many problems. All infrastructural crises the university have would be solved by establishing new campus.
In 1868, Jagannath Roy Chowdhury founded a school, which was upgraded to a college in 1884. The college was turned into a public university on October 20, 2005. At present, Jagannath university has six faculties, 36 departments, two institutes, 679 teachers and 13,165 students.