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Jahangirnagar University (JU) celebrated its glorious 50th founding anniversary at the university campus in Savar, Dhaka on Tuesday, reports BSS.

Marking the day, the JU authorities have taken various online based programmes due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The daylong programme was inaugurated by hoisting the national flag and JU flag and releasing balloons in front of the Business Studies faculty around 10.30am.

JU vice chancellor professor Farzana Islam inaugurated the event through a videoconference in the morning.

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Later, a virtual reminiscing programme was held with the vice chancellor, pro-vice chancellors, former and current teachers and students of the university. At the programme, teachers and students recalled their memories of the campus life.

A virtual cultural programme jointly organised by Student Welfare and Counselling Centre and Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the university was held around 6.30pm.

The entire university campus has been illuminated with colourful lights marking the day.

Jahangirnagar University was founded on 20 August 1970. It formally began its academic activities as a residential university on 12 January 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls.