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DU to remember Jagannath Hall tragedy Sunday

15 Oct,2017



Dhaka, BdChronicle:


Dhaka University (DU) will remember on Sunday the students and guests who were killed in a tragic incident at Jagannath Hall on the night of October 15 in 1985. 

 

On that day in 1985, a total of 39 people, including 26 students and 13 guests, died in a tragic collapse of the roof of a one-storey building at the dormitory. 

 

DU authorities have taken various programmes, including mourning procession, hoisting black flags, placing wreaths at the memorial of the victims and offering special prayers, said a DU press release on Saturday. 

 

A blood donation programme will be arranged on the Jagannath Hall premises while a painting exhibition will be held at the dormitory from 9am to 6pm.

 

Besides, a discussion programme will be held in the television room of the October Memorial Building at 8 am. 

 

As part of the Mourning Day's programme, a devotional song and poetry recitation session will be held at the prayer hall of Jagannath Hall at 6:30 pm.

 

The hall authorities will arrange ‘October Memorial Essay Competition’ and ‘October Memorial Painting Competition’ in association with Arts Faculty and Fine Arts Faculty respectively on October 31.

 

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