The first reunion event of the Islamic University (IU) Bangla department was held on the campus in Kushtia on Saturday amid much enthusiasm and festivity.
The two-day-long program included a Pitha Utshab, a colorful procession, batch-wise reminiscence, photo session and cultural functions.
Marking the day, former and current teachers, students and staff of the department brought out a colorful procession from in front of the university’s Rabindra-Nazrul arts’ faculty building around 10:30 am. The procession ended in front of the Birshrestho Hamidur Rahman auditorium after parading the main streets of the campus. Later a discussion program and cultural functions were held there.
IU pro-vice-chancellor Prof Dr. M Mahbubur Rahman addressed the event as chief guest. Prof Gazi Mahbub Murshed, chairman of the department presided over the program while treasurer Prof Dr. M Alamgir Hossain Bhuiya and arts faculty dean Prof Dr. Harun-ur-Rashid Askari attended as the special guests.
Prof Baki Billah conducted the event while Prof Dr. Sarwar Murshed delivered the welcome speech. IU Proctor Prof Dr. Shahadat Hossain Azad, student advisor Prof Dr. Shelina Nasrin, IUTA president Prof Dr. Jahangir Hossain, and secretary Prof Dr. Tapan Kumar Gooder were present on the occasion, among others.
Around one thousand students of Bangla department of the University from 1990-91 session to 2020-21 session thronged the campus to celebrate the event.