Eleven renowned personalities today issued a statement expressing hope that the structures and installations built in the premises of Dhaka University -- on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Liberation War and centennial of DU -- be named after martyred university teachers and officials.
The statement was signed by Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, Hasan Azizul Haque, Shamsuzzaman Khan, Sarwar Ali, Mafidul Haque, Mamunur Rashid, Muntassir Mamoon, Shahriar Kabir, Abdus Selim, Nasiruddin Yousuff and Abed Khan.
In the statement, they particularly hoped that the under-construction medical centre on campus is named after Liberation War martyr Dr Muhammad Murtaza.
The statement comes after several newspapers reported that the medical centre will be named after one of the country's reputed businessmen.
"The office of DU VC Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman sent an administrative approval even though the syndicate is yet to take any decision regarding the matter," the statement reads.
"We are mortified by the incident and attracting the attention of the highest level of the government in this connection," they said, adding that they also expect appropriate settlement of the issue in syndicate meetings.