Aug, 2020


Dhaka, 15 August 2020:


Bangladesh University of Professionals observed the National Mourning Day in a befitting manner.


The day marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with 18 other members of his family on 15 August 1975.


To observe the day, BUP organized various programmes like online discussion programme; screening of documentary; keeping the national flag half-mast; recitation from the Holy Qur'an and special munajat.  An online discussion programme was held on the contribution of the Father of the Nation. BUP Vice-Chancellor Major General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan, SBP, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, PhD graced the programme as the chief guest while Pro-VC Professor M Abul Kashem Mozumder was the special guest. Professor of BUP Bangabandhu Chair Dr. Syed Anwar Husain also took part in the discussion. BUP high officials, faculty members and students also participated in the programme.


Vice-Chancellor Major General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan, SBP, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, PhD paid homage to Bangabandhu and said “keeping the vision and ideals of Bangabandhu in heart, the young generation should pursue to accomplish the unfinished task of building a Sonar Bangla, the dream of Bangabandhu”. General Hasan also said that though Bangabandhu had the opportunity to run the country only for three and half years, he adopted a far-reaching plan for the overall development of the country. The dream of making Sonar Bangla came to a sudden pause after the brutal and barbaric incident of 15 August in 1975. However, the nation has resumed its journey towards the dream under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. In a major leap forward, Bangladesh has become eligible to graduate to a developing country from a least developed one as it has met all the three criteria for the first time for getting out of the LDC bloc. The loss caused by the demise of Father of the Nation can only be overcome by nurturing his dream and vision in our heart while moving up the ladder of development.

In the afternoon, as 2nd part of the Day’s programme, four Faculties of BUP arranged separate online programmes. A total of 1,200 participants including teachers, officials and students from different departments participated in that programmes. Life of Bangabandhu and his contribution for the nation building were discussed in the programmes. Students paid homage to the Father of the Nation by reciting poems; displaying artwork and took vow to build a Sonar Bangla of Bangabandhu.