Rajshahi University (RU) authorities observed the National Mourning Day and the 44th martyrdom anniversary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due respect and honour on Thursday.
The programme includes hoisting of national flags at half mast and black flags, holding of black badges, mourning rally, placing of wreaths in front of the portrait of Bangabandhu and offering special prayers.
High officials of the administration led by vice-chancellor (in-charge) Chowdhury Jakaria took out a large mourning rally from the premises of administrative building around 9:00am.
After parading some roads, the rally ended with garlanding the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.
Representatives from Rajshahi University Teachers Association, Bangabandhu Parishad and the university-based different professional and socio-cultural bodies also paid homage to Bangabandhu.
Pro-VC Ananda Kumar Shaha, treasurer Mustafizur Rahman Al-Arif,
registrar Abdul Bari and students adviser Laila Arjuman Banu, among
others, were present.
In observance of the day, Rajshahi University School and Sheikh Russell
Model School arranged arts competition on the life and works of Bangabandhu.