Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) observed the 48th martyrdom anniversary of the greatest Bengali in thousand year, the Architect of Independent Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day on August 15, 2023 with due solemnity and the highest respect. Marking the day, early in the morning, the National Flag was flown at half-mast and black flag was flown at the administrative building, Vice-Chancellor’s Banglow and all the residential halls of student. At 08:45 AM, a drawing competition for the children was held at the Auditorium of KUET. Honorable Vice-Chancellor of KUET, Prof. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Halder distributed the prizes among the winners of the drawing competition.
At 09:15 AM, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Halder, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sobahan Mia, `Bangabandhu Chair Professor` Prof. Dr. Khursida Begum paid homage to Bangabandhu by offering the Floral wreaths in front of the sculpture of Bangabandhu at the “Bangabandhu Square” on behalf of the University. Later, Teachers’ Association, Director (Students’ Welfare), Officers Association, Fazlul Haque Hall, Lalan Shah Hall, Khanjahan Ali Hall, Dr. M A Rashid Hall, Rokeya Hall, Amar Ekushy Hall, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, Karmokarta Association (Up-gradation), Employee Association, Master Roll Employee Association placed the floral wreaths in front the sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the “Bangabandhu Square”.
At 10:30 AM, a Discussing Meeting was held at the Auditorium. Vice-Chancellor of KUET, Prof. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Halder was present as the Chief Guest. Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sobahan Mia, Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Saiful Islam, Dean of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Shahjahan, `Bangabandhu Chair Professor` Prof. Dr. Khursida Begum participated in the discussion as Special Guests while Director (Students’ Welfare) Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Motin was presided over the event. Among others, President of Teachers Association Prof. Dr. Md. Helal-An-Nahiyan, General Secretary of Teachers Association Prof. Dr. Sheikh Md. Rabiul Islam, Director (R&E) Prof. Dr. Shibendra Shekher Shikder, Prof Dr. Pallab Kumar Choudhurt, Prof. Dr. Pintu Chandra Shill, President of Officers Association Engr. Hossain Mohammad Arshad, General Secretary of Officers Association Engr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan, From student Shuvendu Das and Md. Waliullah Rimon, from Karmokarta Association (Up-gradation) Ahasan Habib, General Secretary of Employee Association Md. Hasib Sardar and President of Master Roll Employee Association Md. Shamim Reza took part in the discussion. Assistant Director, Public Relations & Information, Monoj Kumar Majumder represented the discussion meeting program.
After Asr prayer, a Doa and Milad Mahfil was arranged at the KUET central mosque for the departed soul of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members assassinated on 15 August, 1975.