NSU: Discussion Session on “National Genocide Day” 


Published:
2021-03-25 22:52:33 BdST

Update:
2021-04-18 19:55:15 BdST

Published: 2021-03-25 22:52:33 BdST

 

NSU Live: The first private university and the number one ranked private university of Bangladesh, North South University (NSU) has organized a discussion session on“National Genocide Day”at 25 March 2021.

The historic 25th March ‘Genocide Day’, a day of mourning genocide and brutal destruction. Every year on this day, the nation remembers with deep sorrow the innocent martyrs of and the heroic fighters who gave their lives in the resistance of struggle.

Former President of FBCCI &Founder Chairman of Southeast Bank Ltd. Mr. M. A. Kashem, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), NSU was present as the Chief Guest. Mr. Azim Uddin Ahmed, Member, BoT, NSU was present as the Special Guest.Dr. Nazrul Islam, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, NSU and valiantfreedomfighterwas present as the Keynote Speaker. The session was chaired by Professor Atiqul Islam, Vice-Chancellor, NSU and moderated by Mr. Jamil Ahmed, Director, Public Relations Office, NSU.Professor M. Ismail Hossain, Pro Vice-Chancellor, NSU delivered the welcome speech.

To pay homage to the martyrs of Genocide 1971, NSU organized a discussion session, DuaMahfil, Candle Lighting at the NSU Shahid Minar. NSU observed a "one-minute blackout" to mark 'Genocide Day', recalling the horror of the black night of March 25.

Speaking as the Chief Guest, Mr. M. A. Kashem said, “March 25, 1971 was a horrible night. On this night, the Pakistani aggressors opened fire on the unarmed people of this country and carried out indiscriminate genocide. Their intention was to carry out this genocide so that the people of this country would be scared and they would not have the courage to protest against them. Ignoring their bloody eyes, Bangabandhu declared independence and by responding to his call, people from all walks of life took part in the war of independence and liberated the country at the cost of 3 million martyrs. We would never be enabled to gain independence, if Bangabandhu was not born in this country.”

Speaking as the Keynote Speaker, Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam said, “The long plan to uproot a nation was initiated on the night of March 25, 1971. The innocent people were killed indiscriminately to take away the freedom of a freedom loving nation. Under the leadership of Bangabandhu, all the general people of this country fought for independence and made this country independent. Today we are independent but we have a lot of duties towards our country, we all have to take our country forward by performing our duties properly from our respective places.”

Vice-Chancellor, NSU, Professor Atiqul Islam said, “That night of March 25, 1971 was the history of a conspiracy to destroy a nation forever. In order to destroy the dream of freedom-loving people of the country, innocent people of this country were slaughtered indiscriminately on this day. Since this country became independent under the leadership of Bangabandhu, we have been able to bring the country on the highway of development by liberating it socially and economically. Only Bangabandhu made dream of our liberation true.”

Among others,Prof. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Dean, School of Business & Economics, Prof. Dr. Javed Bari, Dean, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza, Acting Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences, Prof. Dr. Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Professor and Former Treasurer, Dr. GourGobinda Goswami, Director, Office of Student Affairs,Faculties, Officialsand Students were also present in the program.

Dhaka, 25 March (campuslive24.com)//az

 


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