Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) awarded gold medals to six emeritus professors and founding president of DU Alumni Association, for their significant contribution to education and research at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building on Sunday.
On the occasion of its 69th founding anniversary, Dhaka University Alumni Association Golden Award, 2017 was given for the first time.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith attended the award-giving ceremony as chief guest presided by Alumni president AK Azad.
The recipients are emeritus professors Serajul Islam Choudhury of English Department, Sultana Sarwatara Jaman of Education and Research Institute, Abdul Matin of Philosophy Department, Anisuzzaman of Bangla Department, Najma Chowdhury of Women and Gender Studies Department, Abul Kalam Azad Chowdhury of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Department and Alumni founding president Mohammad Ibrahim.
Bushra Chowdhury, daughter of Prof Nazma Chowdhury, received the award on behalf of her mother while other professors emeriti were present on the occasion.
Commemorating the DUAA founding members, chief guest, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said, “DUAA not only has made the infrastructural development of the university but also has enriched the knowledge-based arena of the university.”
Prof Akhtaruzzaman, acting vice-chancellor of the university, said, “None can evaluate the dignity of Dhaka University teachers as well as Dhaka University since all of them has played a pivotal role in shaping the history of our university”
“These teachers have always been ethical, non-communal, liberal and humanitarian. We should follow their footprints and run the university according to their ideology”, he added.
Around 1000 of the alumnus of DU were present at the programme presided over by DUAA president AK Azad.
Bangla Insider/ MA