The University of Asia Pacific (UAP) actively participated in a program organized by the Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) to solemnly observe the 48th martyrdom anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and to mark the National Mourning Day. The event took place on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at the auditorium of the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka.
The event's agenda was characterized by a reflective discussion session and a Doa Mahfil, both designed to pay homage to the revered figure of the Father of the Nation and the other martyrs of his family who sacrificed their lives for the nation's cause. Eminent dignitaries and representatives from various sectors were present, lending their reverence to the occasion.
As the chief guest, Mr. Hasan Foez Siddique, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, graced the gathering with his insights. Additionally, the event witnessed contributions from notable personalities including Mr. AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, Deputy Minister of Water Resources; Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Deputy Minister of Education; Professor Dr. Muhammad Alamgir, Acting Chairman and Member of the University Grants Commission (UGC); and Sheikh Kabir Hossain, the Chairman of APUB, who collectively enriched the discussion with their perspectives.
Distinguished representatives from the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) included Mr. Qayum Reza Chowdhury, a Member of the Board of Trustees (BoT), as well as members of the Executive Council of APUB. In addition, Mr. Md. Tarek Khan, Assistant Director of the Directorate of Students' Welfare (DSW); Ms. Aktarun Yesmin, Assistant Administrative Officer of DSW; and Mr. Md. Sadique Hasan Polash, Assistant Public Relations Officer of PRD, along with over 60 students representing various departments of UAP, were present during the event. Their presence symbolized the institution's commitment to preserving the memory of the Father of the Nation and upholding the values he stood for.
BoT members, vice chancellors, faculty members, officials, and students also attended the program from various private universities. This diverse assembly of attendees underscored the profound significance of the occasion.