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12:00 AM, August 19, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 19, 2011

BAU celebrates golden jubilee


Teachers, students and staff of Bangladesh Agriculture University in Mymensingh bring out a colourful procession on the campus yesterday marking golden jubilee of the country's premiere institution for agriculture education.Photo: STAR

The golden jubilee of Bangladesh Agriculture University (BAU) was celebrated with the theme 'Power of food, freedom through agriculture' on its campus in Mymensingh yesterday.
The day's programmes began with hoisting of national and university flags atop the administrative building, vice chancellor's (VC's) residence, central library and students' dormitories at around 8:00am.
Alhaj Principal Motiur Rahman, MP (Mymensingh-4) formally inaugurated the programmes as chief guest by releasing pigeons at BAU helipad at around 10:00am.
Later, hundreds of teachers, students and employees of the university brought out a colourful procession on the campus which paraded the campus streets.
A discussion titled 'Achievement of BAU in 50 Years and Expectations' was held at Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Auditorium of the university at around 11:00am.
Alhaj Principal Motiur Rahmah, MP, addressed as chief guest while vice-chancellor Prof Md Rafiqul Haque was present as special guest.
Renowned Prof Md Monjurul Alam of Farm Power and Machinery Department presented the keynote paper. Student affairs adviser and chairman of the celebration committee Prof Md Mustafizur Rahman chaired the occasion.
BAU registrar Md Nazibur Rahman, Prof Dr A K M Zakir Hossain also addressed.
Later, the chief guest inaugurated a feature exhibition organised by BAU Journalists' Association.
This was followed by a tree plantation campaign at BAU Botanical Garden, releasing of fry at the Old Brahmaputra River and vaccination of cow against anthrax infection at the university veterinary clinic.
BAU started its journey in 1961 on 1,200 acres (485 hectares) of land on the western bank of the Old Brahmaputra River, five kilometres away from Mymensingh town.
At present, there are 4,604 students at honours and masters levels in 44 departments of six faculties.

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