Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) observed Martyred Intellectuals Day onDecember 14, 2013 by paying respect to the country’s most illustrious sons who were brutally killed by the Pakistani occupation forces and their collaborators in an effort to rid the country of its intelligentsia just two days before the final victory in the nine-month bloody war with Pakistan in 1971.
KUET took elaborate programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner. Black flags were hoisted and the national flag flew at half-mast atop all important buildings including the Vice-Chancellor’s office at 6:00 a.m. At 6:00 p.m. the students of KUET brought out a Rally of Candle Light to remarks the Day. Vice-Chancellor of KUET Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir present at the Rally.
At 11:00 a.m. on 15 December teachers, students, officers and employees gathered and brought out a procession led by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of KUET Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir. Later at 11:30 p.m. a discussion meeting was also held at the University auditorium with Director (Students’ Welfare) Prof. Dr. Osman Goni in the chair. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir was present there as the Chief Guest. Dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty Prof. Dr. A. N. M. Mizanur Rahman, Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty Prof. Dr. Shebendra Shekher Sikder, Dean of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Nurunnabi Mollah addressed as the Special Guest. Among others Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department Dr. Md.Nawsher Ali Moral, Dr. Naseem Ahmed, Deputy Registrar and President of Officer’s Association G M Shahidul Alam, among staff Md. Rabiul Islam Shohag, Public Relation & Information Office and among the students Shauren Barua spoke in the meeting. The speakers called for an early trial of the war criminals and the killers of the intellectuals. After Asr prayer a milad-mahfil was arranged at the KUET central mosque to pray for the departed souls of the nation’s illustrious sons. Cultural Programmes related to Intellectuals Day and a drama played by KUET theatre were also held at the auditorium at 7:00p.m.