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JUJA celebrates its Golden Jubilee

JUJA celebrates its Golden Jubilee

JU Correspondent

Jahangirnagar University Journalists' Association (JUJA) on Saturday celebrated its Golden Jubilee on the campus with daylong colorful events.

JU Vice Chancellor Professor Md. Nurul Alam inaugurated the daylong programme by cutting cakes in front of Teacher-Student Center (TSC) of the university at 10 am.

Later a colorful rally was brought out from the TSC that ended at the Wazed Miah Research Centre of the university parading different streets on the campus.

A special discussion session titled ‘Tarunner Bojhaparay Bangladesher Sangbadikota’ was held at Wazed Miah Research Centre of the university following the rally.

JUJA president Md. Belal Hossen presided over the event.

Addressing the session, JU VC Prof Nurul Alam said, “Campus journalists can contribute to provide transparency in university activities. Realistic and constructive criticism is always contributory work as suggestions for university authorities."

Remembering the glorious history of Journalism during the liberation war in 1971. He said, “Journalism is a path of unfavourableness. During the liberation war, the journalists had done a tremendous job by showing the real scenario of the liberation war with high courage."

As keynote speaker, Director General of Press Institute of Bangladesh Zafar Wazed said, “The quality of journalism in our country has not increased yet. Currently technology has developed to such an extent that it is not clear where journalism will end up.”

Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman, State Minister of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief attended the event as Chief Guest.

He said, "Journalism is a pillar of democracy. The journalists uphold the anomalies in the society as well as state by their writings. The government can take important decision based news from journalists as well as being transparent in implementing its policies at root levels.”

JU Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Sheikh Md Monzurul Huq, Registrar (Contractual) Rahima Kaneez, JUJA Adviser Professor Farid Ahmed, JUJA Alumni President Shahidul Haque Monzu, teachers of different departments, officials, leaders and activists of different political, cultural and social organizations, JUJA members and alumni were present at the program.

Besides, a reminiscing session took place at noon at JUJA office along with current and former members of the association.

Mentionable, JUJA is the first journalists' organization at the campus level after the liberation of Bangladesh. It was founded in 1972.

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