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North South University Celebrated ‘Victory Day 

2022-12-23 12:07:32 BdST

2023-09-27 01:13:06 BdST

Published: 2022-12-23 12:07:32 BdST


NSU Live: The first private university and the number one ranked university of Bangladesh, North South University (NSU) organized a discussion session and cultural program to celebrate ‘Victory Day 2022’ on 22 December 2022.

16th December 2022 is our ‘Great Victory Day'. Responding to the call of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971, people from all walks of life participated in the war of independence and fought valiantly for nine months, defeating the Pakistani aggressors and snatching the victory. The Bengali nation gets a flag and an independent territory.

In order to celebrate the day with due dignity, North South University undertook various programs of Great Victory Day including the hoisting of the national flag and laying of wreaths at the National Memorial on 16 December.

The Guard of Honor was given by NSU BNCC at the National Memorial to pay homage to the heroic martyrs of the War of Independence on 16 December. NSU's whole campus was decorated with colorful lights on 15-16 December for two days as part of the programs of Great Victory Day.

Mr. A. K. M. Mozammel Huq, M.P., Honorable Minister, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.) Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Bir Protik and H. E. Mr. Rinchen Kuentsyl, Ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh was present as the Special Guest.

Freedom Fighter Dr. Nazrul Islam, Professor, Department of Economics, NSU was present as the Keynote Speaker. Dr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Member, Board of Trustees (BoT), NSU was present as the Guest of Honor. Professor Dr. M. Ismail Hossain, Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Treasurer (In-Charge), NSU presided over the program. Mr. Jamil Ahmed - TV Presenter & Director, Public Relations Office, NSU moderated the session.

Speaking as the Chief Guest, Honorable Minister, Mr. A. K. M. Mozammel Huq, M.P., said, “First of all, I respectfully remember Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Bengali nation, without whom this country would not have been born.

I remember the four national leaders, all the brave freedom fighters, and all the martyrs of 1971 who have contributed immensely to our freedom. At that time, he said, Bangabandhu dreamed that if the country becomes independent, the people of Bengal will eat and live, a poverty-free, hunger-free, happy and prosperous state.

At the same time, he said to the new generation, you have to make yourselves worthy citizens to fulfill the dreams of Bangabandhu and the dreams of the martyrs. You have to qualify yourself in the competitive world. He urged the youth to make proper use of mobile phones and technology.”

Speaking as the Special Guest, Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.) Qazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Bir Protik said, “We could not have won the war of liberation if Bangabandhu had not talked about the war of the people in his speech on March 7.

Bangabandhu dreamed of a non-communal, non-discriminatory and prosperous country. Bangabandhu's foresight, struggle and sacrifice inspired the nation toward freedom. We all have to wake up to the spirit of freedom and build a better country.”

Speaking as the Keynote Speaker, Freedom Fighter Dr. Nazrul Islam said, “Bangladesh would not be independent if Bangabandhu was not born and today we have become a middle-income country because Bangladesh became independent in 1971.

We must not forget the history of this country. We need to know the history of our country, we need to know who Bangabandhu is, only then we will be able to stand tall in the whole world as a prosperous state.”

Speaking as the Guest of Honor, Dr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Member, BoT, NSU, said, “December 16 is very important in the life of our nation because the seeds of all the achievements we celebrate today were sown on December 16, 1971.

He also said that, because the country became independent in 1971, today we are enjoying its benefits in all areas. He said to the new generation, what is the meaning of the word citizen, you should know about the duties and responsibilities of a good citizen and as a good citizen you should play a role in building the country.”

H. E. Mr. Rinchen Kuentsyl said, “Today I am proud to be present at the Bangladesh Victory Day 2022 celebration organized by North South University. He said that Bhutan was the first country to recognize Bangladesh and since then there has been a friendly relationship between Bhutan and Bangladesh.”

Professor Dr. M. Ismail Hossain said, “Bangabandhu left ideals that have an eternal value, Bangabandhu will live among us as long as there are Bengalis. He said to the new generation, you have to know about Bangabandhu and you have to work to build the country by keeping his ideals in your mind.”

Among others, Deans of different schools, Directors of various departments, Department Heads, Senior officials, media representatives, Faculties, and students were also present at the program. After the discussion program, there was a cultural program organized by NSU Sangskritik Sangathan (NSUSS) and NSU Cine & Drama Club (NSUCDC).

Dhaka, 22 December (campuslive24.com)// BIT


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