To mark the Victory Day of Bangladesh, a virtual discussion session titled "Youth in the spirit of victory" was held on Tuesday with the participation of general students and students studying under freedom fighter quota and their parents along with university teachers of Daffodil International University (DIU).
State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid, MP was present as the chief guest in the programme, said a press release.
DIU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr M Lutfar Rahman, was present as the guest of honor.
Presided over by DIU Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr SM Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, the programme was addressed by Professor Dr Ahmad Ismail Mustafa, convener, Mujib Birth Centenary Celebration Committee and dean, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Professor Dr Engr. AKM Fazlul Hoque, registrar of Daffodil International University, freedom fighter Alauddin Dewan, father of Amena Dewan and freedom fighter Hemayet Hossain father of Mizanur Rahman.
The program was conducted by Syed Mizanur Rahman, director of student affairs, DIU.
Addressing as the chief guest Cultural State Minister K M Khalid, MP said that none can stop the progress of Bangladesh that we have achieved through the sacrifice of millions of freedom fighters.
"We have fulfilled the long cherished dream of Padma Bridge a reality under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, there is no doubt that we will achieve more in the future. For this the young generation has to be formed in the spirit of liberation war," he said.
He thanked Daffodil University for organising such an event.
Professor Dr M Lutfar Rahman said in his speech that 49 years have passed since Bangladesh became independent and the achievement of Bangladesh during the period is wonderful.
"Bangladesh has stunned the whole world. The young generation is enjoying the benefits of independent Bangladesh. But many of this generation doesn't know how much sacrifice, struggle, suffering and deprivation has done for the birth of this country," he said, urging the young generation to know the real history of liberation war, language and culture.
Daffodil International University clubs have organised a virtual cultural program on the occasion of Victory Day on 16th December titled "16 out of 49 in the joy of liberation".
Students of the top 16 educational institutions of the country will perform a cultural program titled "Song of Victory in Young Voices" organised by Daffodil University on the same day.