Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the 7th March Bhaban of Rokeya Hall of Dhaka University constructed in memory of the historic March 7 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She opened the building as the chief guest through a function at the auditorium of the bhaban at Rokeya Hall of the university in the morning, local media reports said.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan were present at the function as the special guests, while DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Aktaruzzaman was in the chair. DU Pro-VC (Admin) Prof Dr Muhammad Samad, Pro-VC (Education) Prof Nasrin Ahmed, Treasurer Prof Dr Kamaluddin and Rokeya Hall Provost Professor Dr Zinat Huda also spoke.
Ministers, parliament members, national professors, academics, political leaders and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Earlier, Lipi Akter and Sraboni Islam, two students of Rokeya Hall, adorned the PM with “uttoriyo”. Students of the Department of Music and Dance performed songs and dances at the function projecting the Liberation War spirit.
Earlier, the PM opened the building by unveiling its plaque. She also visited the museum and signed the visitors’ book
The building will accommodate 1000 students, and it has a five-storey administrative block, service block and museum. In the museum, the 7th March speech, rare photographs of the armed struggle of the Bangalees and information regarding the participation and contributions of the women to the liberation war are placed.