Rajshahi University (RU) authorities observed the National Mourning Day-2019 and the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due respect on Thursday.
Various programmes were held on the campus. The programmes include hoisting of national flags at half mast and black flags, holding of black badges, mourning rally, placing of wreaths in front of the portrait of Bangabandhu and offering special prayers.
High officials of the administration led by RU Vice-Chancellor (in-charge) Prof Chowdhury Jakaria took out a large mourning rally from the premises of administrative building around 9am.
After parading some roads, the rally ended with garlanding the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.
Representatives from Rajshahi University Teachers Association, Bangabandhu Parishad and the varsity-based different professional and socio-cultural bodies also paid homage to the greatest son of Bengali nation.
Pro-VC Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha, Treasurer Prof Mustafizur Rahman Al Arif,
Registrar Prof Abdul Bari and Students Adviser Prof Laila Arjuman Banu, among others, were present.
In observance of the day, Rajshahi University School and Sheikh Russel Model School arranged arts competition on life and works of Bangabandhu.
The day was also observed at halls and departments of the university. Bangladesh Chhatral League also observed the day on the campus by holding various progrmames. Various other organisations arranged different progrmames marking the day.