DU Jagannath Hall tragedy remembered

16 Oct,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Dhaka University (DU) on Sunday is remembering 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 memorials of the victims and offering special prayers. 

A discussion programme was held at the October Memorial Building at 8:00 am.

A blood donation programme will be arranged on the Jagannath Hall premises while a painting exhibition will be held at the dormitory from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

As part of the Mourning Day's programme, a devotional song and poetry recitation session will be held at the prayer room 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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