Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) observed Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14, 2016 Wednesday by paying respect to the country’s most illustrious sons who were brutally killed by the Pakistani occupation forces and their collaborators in an effort to rid the country of its intelligentsia just two days before the final victory in the nine-month bloody war with Pakistan in 1971.
The authorities of Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) took elaborate programs to observe the day in a befitting manner. Black flags were hoisted and the national flag flew at half-mast atop all important buildings of the University with the rising of the Sun.
At 10:30 a.m. teachers, students, officers and employees gathered and brought out a procession led by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of KUET Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir. At 11: 00 a.m. a discussion meeting was also held at the university auditorium with Director (Students’ Welfare) Prof. Dr. Sobahan Mia in the chair. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir delivered his speech as the Chief Guest. Dean of CE Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Mahbub Alam, Dean of EEE faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rafiq, Dean of ME faculty Prof. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Halder, President of Teachers Association Prof. Dr. Shibendra Shekher Sikder delivered their speech as Special Guest. Among others, Head of URP Department Prof. Dr. Mostofa Sarowar, President of Officers Association G M Shahidul Alam, Secretary of Bangladesh Student League, KUET Ali Imtiaz Shohan, Secretary of KUET Staff Association (3rd Class) Md. Imrul Islam spoke in the meeting. Assistant Director of Student Welfare Bishnu Sarker delivered the welcome speech & Section officer (Grade-1) Monoj Kumar Majumder represented the discussion meeting.
The speakers demanding the early trial of the war criminals & criminals against humanity of 1971 war. After Asr prayer a milad-mahfil was arranged at the KUET central mosque to pray for the departed souls of the nation’s illustrious sons. Procession of candle light and a drama “Kobor” played by KUET theatre were also held at the evening.
KUET Teachers Association also arranged a discussion meeting to pay homage to the martyred Intellectuals.