CU Economics Depatt to observe 50th anniv
The Economics Department of Chittagong University is going to celebrate its 50th anniversary today through festivals.
The university, specially the Dr Younus Bhaban was decorated with colorful light on the occasion of the grand festivals.
A total of 3000 ex-students have been expected to join the grand juvenile, where Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iftekahr Uddin Chowdhury would be present as chief guest, economist Rehman Subhan as speaker of the grand juvenile, ex-student and the incumbent Dhaka North City mayor Anisul Huq as the special guest.
Prof Dr Md Abul Hossain, Chairman of the Department in a press briefing held at Chittagong Press Club said the grand ceremony was scheduled today as the department, going on with success and pride has put its contribution in 50 years.
Valuables looted from CUJA president’s room
Two students allegedly vandalized a room of Alaol Hall which was resided by the President of Chittagong University Journalist’s Association, looting valuables including laptop, fan and recorder.
Faruq Abdullah, a student of Journalism Department recently appeared in the masters exam was residing at 209 no. room of Alaol Hall. Faruq alleged that two Shibir activists under direction from Provost Mohammad Safiul Alam broke down the lock and key of the room and looted the valuables.
An oral allegation was issued to VC Dr Ifekahr Uddin Chowdhury and Proctor Ali Azgor Chowdhury in this connection, he also said. Contacted proctor said, Faruq Abdullah lodged an allegation, saying the involved offenders would be taken to trial.
However, Provost Safiul Alma demanded that he didn’t know the matter of Faruq’s residing, denying the room was not vandalized. ‘The duo students were given permission to reside the room as Faruq’s allotment was expired, ‘he added.
CRPD fines food producers
The mobile court of the National Consumer Right Protection Directorate (CRPD) in cooperation with district administration fined two food producing establishments with Tk 1.46 lakh for preparing and selling adulterated items.
CRPD Assistant Director, Mohammad Foiz Ullah while conducting anti- adulteration drive in cooperation with law enforcing agencies on Thursday afternoon fined the owners of Imam Foods and Bagdad Foods at city’s Biyazid and Chandgaon areas respectively.
During the drive the court realized Tk 1.46 lakh as fines from the authorities of the two establishments. The mobile court found the two companies are producing and selling adulterated food items.
The mobile court also recovered huge decomposed and date expired biscuits, burnt oil from Imam Foods and Bagdad Foods. Sensing presence of the mobile court the owners of both the commercial establishments fled, away said Foiz Ullah.
Ctg became volatile from first week of March, 1971
The overall situation in the port city became volatile with the spontaneous protest of Independence starving general masses since March 1 in 1971 when the then Pakistani dictator had postponed the scheduled March 3 session of National Assembly as part of their continued conspiracy against the peaceful and legitimate democratic movement of Bengalees.
Recalling the situation of that time, Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman, the then leading Chhatra League leader said thousands of people came out on the streets spontaneously under the banner of Sarbadaliyo Chhatra Sangram Parishad and Sramik Sangram Parishad to demonstrate their protest and demanding immediate hand over power to Awami League, the party which secured brute majority in 1970 general election.
Public and private offices and business activities came into a total halt, academic activities of the educational institutions were suspended while production in mills and factories throughout the city remained stopped for an indefinite period as a result of spontaneous protest that turned the city into a place of hot movement.
To gear up the movement by cashing the hit generated in the political field, Awami League had launched a hartal programme on March 2 on the following day (March 3) in greater Chittagong area in conformity with the central programme and announced to hold public meeting at Laldighi Maidan in the afternoon of March 3.
Different political parties and students organizations including NAP, Chattra League and Chattra Union expressed their support to hartal call. Total general strike was observed in the city paralyzing the civic lives and business activities. Post hartal rally at Laldighi Maidan was held with the then acting president of city Awami League Serajul Haq Meah in the chair followed by burning of Pakistani flags which soon spread all over the city.
Late Abdullah Al Haroon , who was a frontline student leader once his reminiscence said that agitating people took the programme with renewed spirit and started setting ablaze the Pakistani flags here and there in a bigger way to show their mental readiness to say goodbye to Pakistan for an Independent Bangladesh.Series of protest meeting were also held at Laldighi Maidan when dead body of Awami League activist Abul Kalam, who was killed in a riot in Bihari colony area was found.
Bihari dominated Wireless Colony, Pahartali and Ambagan area have turned into a place of horror following the spreading of bloody riot that continued up to March 4.
Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman , the author of huge volume book titled ” Bangaleer Jatiyatabadi Sangram: Muktijudde Chattagram” said different political parties and trade union bodies including Awami League, NAP, Chattra League , Chattra Union , Kelafate Rabbani Party issued statements condemning the incident and made general appeal to stop the riot.
CVASU to be turned into modern university soon: VC
Vice Chancellor of Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Science University Prof Dr Goutham Buddha Das said this university will be turned into a modern university after completing the ongoing expansion work for modernization of the varsity.
He said in phases, the facilities of the students will be fulfilled . Vice chancellor disclosed it while addressing the medicine kit box distribution function to the 18th batch of Veterinary Medicine Faculty at CVASU conference hall as chief guest.
Under the arrangement of Medicine and Surgery Department, these medicine Kitbox were distributed. Departmental Head of the facultiry Prof. Dr. Bibek Chandra Suthradhar presided over it .
Dean of the Veterinary Dr.Ahsanul Hoque, Dean of Fishery Faculty Dr. Nurul Absar Khan, Dean of Food Science Faculty Khondakar Nurul Islam, Director of General administration Dr. AKM Saifuddin, Head of Pathology Dr Md Masuduzzaman, Director of Students Welfare Depart Dr Alamgir Hossain, Director of Veterinary Hospital Dr Dr Raihan Faruk and Dr Farhad Hossain were present on the occasion as special guests.
Research on shipbuilding industry of Ctg stressed
French Rescarcher and Associate Professor of Shib Nadar University Dr. Samuel Bachet emphasised the need for research over the ship building industry of Chittagong . Mr. Samuel was also the former Director of Alliance Franchaise , Chittagong .
He said the global politics was based on Indian ocean earlier and the role of the Chittagong Port in Indian Ocean was remarkable. Dr. Samuel disclosed it while addressing the workshop on ‘Revisiting the History of Chittagong and Shared Exploration’ as arranged by Chittagong Independent University at its auditorium on Thursday evening.
The students of National cultural & Heritage course of CIU arranged the workshop , sources said.
In his keynote speech Dr. Samuel said the students should know the ancient history of chittagong regarding role of ship building activities and skillness of the sailors of this region and you need for more research work over the historical role of Chittagong to get their original rights in this sector. Acting vice chancellor of CIU Dr. Ershad Kamal Khan delivered address of welcome in it . He said through this workshop, our students will some how be apprised about the concept of ancient heritage of Chittagong.