The 33rd founding anniversary of Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (DUJA) was observed here today amid enthusiasm and festivity. On the occasion, a group of young journalists of the organisation started the day through cutting a cake.
Vice-chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Dr Muhammad Samad, DUJA president Asifur Rahman, its general secretary Mahmudul Hasan Nayon, joint secretary Abdul Hakim Abir, office secretary Raihanul Islam Abir, Treasurer Abdul Karim, executive members Mahdi Al Muhtasim and Munir Hossain, among others, were present at the programme.
Leaders and members of DUJA brought out a procession from the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the university led by the VC.
He inaugurated the renovated Shaheed Chisti Library at DUJA office commemorating Shaheed Shah Chisti Helalur Rahman, a journalist and a DU student killed by the Pakistani Army on the fateful night of March 25, 1971 at the then Iqbal Hall.
Appreciating the significant roles of the university correspondents, Prof Akhtaruzzaman said DUJA members always uphold objective journalism and play crucial role in the campus.
“DUJA is the strength of our university. People throughout the country came to know about all the important activities of Dhaka University through its reports. I hope that this prestigious organisation will continue its activities upholding honesty and objectivity,” said the VC.
While visiting the library, DU Pro-VC Muhammad Samad urged the young journalists to read the articles of Rabindranath Tagore and keep all these books to enrich themselves. The organisation started its journey with only 13 young journalists on September 19 in 1985. (bss)