Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) celebrated the country's 41st independence day on March 26, 2012 Monday 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) (in charge) Dr. Muhammad Harunur Rashid, KUET Teachers Association, Provosts of different Hall, KUET Officers Association & 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 at 5:15 p.m. a discussion meeting was held at the Auditorium with Director (Students’ Welfare) (in charge) in the Chair. Prof. Alamgir was present there as the Chief Guest. Among others Head of BME Prof. Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmad, Head of CE Prof. Dr. Kh. Md. Shafiul Islam, Registrar Md. Abdur Rouf, Assistant Prof. of CE Sajal Kumar Adhikary, President of KUET Officer’s Association G M Shahidul Alam, Librarian (in-charge) Md. Akkas Uddin Pathan, Physical Education Officer Md. Sarder Abul Kalam Azad, staff Md. Khokon Mollah and amongthe students Tareq and Ali Imtiaz Shoan spoke in the meeting. After the meeting 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. Later, a cultural programmes related to independence day was held at the auditorium.
On 26 March, at 9:00 a.m, a drawing competition for children was held at the university auditorium. VC of KUET Prof. Dr. Alamgir awarded prizes among the winners as the Chief Guest. A charity cricket match between Teachers and Students of KUET was also held at the play ground at 10:00 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. KUET Teachers Association, KUET Officers Association, KUET Kormochary Somity also brought out different programmes related to Independence day on 26 March to celebrate the day.