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Teachers’ Day observed at RU with due honour
RU wreaths were placed at the grave of Dr. Shamsuzzoha on Sunday

Teachers’ Day observed at RU with due honour

Rajshahi, Feb 18 – Commemorating the martyrdom of former Chemistry department teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) Professor Dr. Shamsuzzaoha, the Teachers’ Day was observed on the campus on Sunday with due solemnity.The day’s program began with hoisting black flags atop the university administrative buildings and other academic buildings at sunrise.
RU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr M Abdus Sobhan, Pro-VC Prof Dr Ananda Kumar Saha, treasurer A K M Mustafizur Rahman Al Afir, Register Prof Dr. M A Bari, student advisor Professor Dr. Jannatul Ferdous, public relations officer Professor Dr. Provash Kumar Kormokar and other top officials and teachers of the university placed floral wreaths at the grave of Prof Shamsuzzoha in front of university administrative building at 6:45am. They observed one minute silence there.
Later, different residential halls including Shaheed Shamsuzzoha Hall, different departments, political and socio-cultural organizations of the university placed floral wreaths at grave of the Shaheed teacher from 07.00 to 08.00 am
Besides, several processions were brought out on the campus to mark the day till 10:00am.
A discussion program was held at the university Senate Bhaban at 10:00am. The day-long program also included- Quran Khwani, Milad Mahfil and offering special prayer at university central mosque after Zohr prayer, another discussion meeting at Shaheed Shamsuzzoha Hall and lighting candle.
Martyrs Memorial of the university was kept open for the visitors from 8:00am to 5:00pm this day.
It is noted that Professor Dr. Shamsuzzoha, the then Chemistry department teacher and also the Proctor of RU, was killed by the Pakistani forces near main entrance of the university during the mass upsurge of East Pakistan on 18 February 1969, while he was trying to save some of his agitating students.
Since then, February 18 has been commemorated at Rajshahi University as ‘Teachers’ Day’ (formerly Zoha Day) every year. – RU Correspondent