The 20th founding anniversary of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) was celebrated yesterday amid festivity and fanfare.
University authorities chalked out elaborate programmes including hoisting of national and university flags, and placing wreath at the grave of legendary political leader Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani at Santosh, Tangail.
Ekabbar Hossain, the university’s regent board member and Tangail-7 lawmaker, inaugurated a colourful procession comprising students, teachers, officials and employees. Led by MBSTU Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammad Alauddin, the procession ended at its administrative building after marching around the campus.
After the programme, a cake was cut in front of the administrative building.
The institution’s regent board member of Khandakar Arif Mahmud, Proctor Prof Sirajul Islam and Registrar Dr Touhidul Islam were present on the occasion, among others.
The university was founded on October 12, 1999. This year, the authorities celebrated the founding anniversary on October 20 as they postponed the event on the occasion of Durga Puja holidays.