Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) celebrated the country's 43 independence & National day on March 26, 2014 Wednesday by paying respect to the country’s most illustrious sons who were brutally killed by the Pakistani occupation forces and their collaborators in the nine-month bloody war with Pakistan in 1971.
Vice-Chancellor of KUET Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, placed floral wreaths on `Gollamary Memorial Monument’ at 26 March, 00:01 am. on behalf of the University. Later, Director (Students’ Welfare), KUET Teachers Association, KUET Officers Association, KUET Chattra leage, Bangabandhu Karmachary Parishad & other organizations of KUET placed floral wreaths at the memorial.
The authorities of KUET took two days long elaborated programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner. On 25 March, 06.45 p.m. KUET teachers, students, officers and employees gathered and brought out a procession of candle light led by the VC of KUET Prof. Dr. Alamgir to remember March 25, 1971, the darkest night in the history of Bangladesh.
On 26 March, at 09:00 a.m, a drawing competition for children was held at the university auditorium. VC of KUET Prof. Dr. Alamgir awarded prizes among the winners of drawing competition as the Chief Guest. Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty Prof. Dr. Shibendra Shakher Sikder, Director (Student Welfare) Prof. Dr. Osman Goni present there as the special guest.
At 11 a.m. KUET students, teachers, officers, staff, Students of KUET School, other students and teachers of school near by the university area gathered in the university central play ground and performed national anthem to express their solidarity with the country wide performing national anthem program.
A charity cricket match between Teachers and Students of KUET was also held at the play ground at 11:30 am. After Asr prayer a milad-mahfil was arranged at the KUET central mosque to pray for the departed souls of the Nation’s bravest sons. Later, at 07.00 p.m. a discussion meeting & cultural programmes related to independence day was held at the auditorium.