Dhaka University is the beacon of all the achievements of the Bengali nation'
Expressing hope, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the light of knowledge that will spread from Dhaka University will enlighten other universities of the country as well and start building skilled manpower for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Describing Dhaka University as the lighthouse of all the achievements of the Bengali nation, she said, "My only desire is to build the human resources to keep pace with the world, starting from Dhaka University." As many universities as we are building in the whole of Bangladesh will follow Dhaka University and in that way we will take the country forward. '
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the remarks while addressing an international conference on the occasion of the centenary of Dhaka University on Thursday (January 21) evening.
She became virtually connected to the Nawab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate building of Dhaka University through video conference from Ganobhaban.
Inaugurating the international conference titled 'Celebrating the Hundred Years of the University of Dhaka: Reflections from the Alumni - International and National', the Prime Minister said, "I want Dhaka University to always play a leading role."
Referring to her and the government's goal of restoring the lost glory of Dhaka University, Sheikh Hasina said, "Dhaka University is one of the most famed universities in our country. So its past glory will come back again. '
She said, "There will be practice of knowledge, there will be research, there will be expansion of education - that is what we want. May we keep pace with the world in the forthcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution. And that can be done by Dhaka University. '
Sheikh Hasina said, Dhaka University is an institution which has shown us the way in every achievement. Therefore, her government is implementing various projects with the aim of making this university more beautiful and developed.
She also mentioned the expansion of various faculties and departments under the adopted master plan so that this traditional Dhaka University can be developed as a university based on modern knowledge and technology in the future.
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni addressed the inaugural function of the glorious centenary celebrations of '1921 to 2021' as a special guest. Prominent economist Professor Rehman Sobhan presented the keynote address. Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman presided over the function. Pro- VC (Education) Dr. ASM Maksud Kamal gave thanks to all and another Pro-VC (Administration) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Samad read out the citation. Conference convener Professor Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed conducted the program.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, DU Treasurer Prof. Mamtazuddin Ahmed handed over the conference souvenir to DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Akhtaruzzaman.