Spring Festival at DU

The Department of Dance of the University of Dhaka in collaboration with EMK Center (Edward M Kennedy) celebrated ‘Spring Festival’ on February 14, 2019 under the historic Banyan tree of the university marking the 47th anniversary of the planting of this Banyan Tree by Edward M Kennedy. Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the festival as chief guest while US Ambassador Earl R. Miller was present as guest of honor there.

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University Prof. Dr. Nasreen Ahmad and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Samad were present as special guests. Chairman of the Department of Dance Prof. Rezwana Choudhury, Chairman of the Department of Music Mrs. Tumpa Samadder, Director of EMK Center Naveed Akbar and former director M K Arif were present, among others, on this occasion. The students of the Department of Dance and Department of Music of DU performed colorful cultural programs at the festival. Prominent Singer Kangalini Sufia, Baul Shofi Mondol and artists of Surer Dhara also performed at the program.

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman paid glowing tribute to the memory of Edward M Kennedy and said, Senator Kennedy extended his support to our Liberation War in 1971. So, Bengali nation will never forget his contribution, DU VC added.

Other speakers recalled the great contribution and role of US Senator Edward M Kennedy in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 and expressed gratitude to him. US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller paid tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement of 1952 and the Liberation War of 1971.

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(Mahmood Alam)

Director (Acting)

Public Relations Office

University of Dhaka

 

The Department of Dance of the University of Dhaka in collaboration with EMK Center (Edward M Kennedy) celebrated ‘Spring Festival’ on February 14, 2019 under the historic Banyan tree of the university marking the 47th anniversary of the planting of this Banyan Tree by Edward M Kennedy. Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the festival as chief guest while US Ambassador Earl R. Miller was present as guest of honor there. (PC: DU PRO)

 

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