Vice-Chancellor of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir on Friday said, Civil Engineers can play a vital role to make Bangladesh a developed digital country. He also said, civil engineers should be more advance for marching country towards it cherished goal. He came up with this while he was addressing at an inauguration ceremony in a day-long first ever "Civil Festival 2017" held at its building. He was present at the programme as the chief guest. The day-long festival included commemoration meeting, campus visit, forming civil alumni association, cultural programme and raffle draw. The main objective of the festival was to build bridge among present and ex-students and teachers, creative and innovation work and get more works opportunity among them. Present and previous teachers and students of the Civil Engineering department were present at the function.
Students of the university are the golden sons of Bangladesh and engineers of KUET are in honorary position in the country and abroad, the VC said, they should work to fulfill the dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. VC also remembered role of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for establishing Khulna Engineering College in 1974 which is turned as KUET. The festival was chaired by Head of Civil Engineering Department Prof. Dr. Muhammad Harunur Rashid. Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Bashar and ex-students of the department engineer Sayed Mahbubur Rahman, Md. Golam Mowla & Abdus Sakur spoke at the programme.
Later, KUET VC Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir inaugurated Universal Testing Machine(UTM) as the Chief Guest donated by Bandar Steel Industries to the Civil Engineering Department. Chairman of Bandar Steel Ltd Md. Sirajul Islam was present as Special Guest and Head of CE Department Prof. Dr. Muhammad Harunur Rashid presided over the function.
The Festival has been organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, KUET in co-operation with Bandar Steel Industries Limited and Seven Rings Cement.