The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Friday celebrated the 'University Day' marking its 48th founding anniversary on the campus amid festive mood.
Marking the day, the university wore a festive look as former and current students, employees, officers and teachers of the university joined the day long colourful programme with banners, balloons and festoons.
JU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Farzana Islam inaugurated the programme by hoisting the national flag and releasing balloons in front of Business Studies Faculty at 10.30 am.
Vice Chancellor of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University Professor Mohammad Alauddin, JU Pro-VC (academic) Professor Abul Hossain, Pro-VC (administration) Professor Amir Hussain, Treasurer Professor Sheikh Monjurul Huq and former JU VC Professor Shariff Enamul Kabir were present at the inaugural session.
Later, a colorful procession led by JU VC was brought out from the faculty premises and ended at the Selim Al Deen Muktamancha after parading different streets of the campus.
The daylong programme included a puppet show, staging drama and cultural function and a photography exhibition.
JU was established on 20 August in 1970 and its academic activities formally began on 12 January, 1971 with 4 departments, 21 teachers, 150 students and 3 residential halls.-BSS