President opens DU centenary celebrations calling for enhanced education quality

Publish: 5:19 PM, December 1, 2021 | Update: 5:19:PM, December 1, 2021

DHAKA,  – President M Abdul Hamid today opened the centenary celebrations of premier Dhaka University (DU), recalling its magnificent role in Bangladesh’s political history alongside academic arena in the past one century, and called for upholding its aura in global stage through enhanced education quality.

“Dhaka University is a spirited lighthouse for the Bengali nation’s education, culture, research and innovation, history and heritage, exercise for free thoughts, progressive ideas, nation building and patriotic conscience,” he said inaugurating the celebrations at the University’s Central Playground.

The President said Dhaka University was established against the backdrop of an “historic” political turning point backdrop of the region while in subsequent periods it lit a chain of bacons to shape the Bengalis hopes and aspirations alongside appearing as a hub of knowledge of generations in the global academic arena.

He said Dhaka University’s centenary celebrations appeared more significant as it coincided with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birth Centenary and Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Bangladesh’s Independence.

The President, who is also the chancellor of the university, said the course of time expanded Dhaka University’s academic activities and infrastructures while simultaneously it must enhance the education quality so its students could achieve the international standard in their respective fields.

President Hamid, addressed the function virtually platform while parliamentary Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, Education Minister Dipu Moni, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Mome and University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah were among those who took part at the inauguration.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman moderated the event.