JU celebrates golden jubilee

Published : 13 Jan 2021, 14:29

Sahos Desk

Jahangirnagar University (JU) celebrated its glorious 50th founding anniversary at the university campus here today.

Marking the day, the JU authorities have taken various online based programmes due to the 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 at around 10.30 am. JU vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Farzana Islam inaugurated the event through a videoconference this morning.

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 organized by Student Welfare and Counselling Centre and Teacher-Student Center (TSC) of the university was held around 6.30 pm. The entire university campus has been illuminated with colorful lights marking the day.

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

Source: BSS

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