The birth and death anniversary of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was observed on Dhaka University (DU) campus in a befitting manner.
Marking the anniversary, DU Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Biological Sciences (CASRBS) arranged a discussion meeting at Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium on the campus yesterday, a DU press release said today.
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique addressed the function as the chief guest while Dean of Biological Science faculty Professor Dr Md Imdadul Hoque addressed as the special guest.
Presided over by the Director of CASRBS Professor Dr Khondoker Moniruzzaman, Professor of Bose Institute in Kolkata Dr A N Lahiri Majumder and Emeritus Professor of Rajshahi University (RU) Dr Arun Kumar Basak addressed the programme as key speakers.
Paying due respect to Jagadish Chandra Bose, DU VC said Bose has a great contribution in forwarding ahead the human civilization.
“He tried to unite the all branches of sciences,” he added.
Professor Arefin also said Bose was a foresighted renowned scientist, who invented such research equipments which are still now being used in scientific research.
Later, the VC handed over honorary crest to Professor Dr A N Lahiri Majumder and Professor Dr Arun Kumar Basak on behalf of CASRBS, the release added.
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was a polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He was born on November 30, 1858 in Mymensingh, the then East Pakistan and died on November 23, 1937 in Giridih, India, reports BSS.