To commemorate the day on the occasion of the inauguration of the dream “Padma Bridge”, a colourful joyous procession was held at Barishal University (BU) on Saturday (June, 25) at 12 pm. Barishal University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Sadequl Arefin leads the procession. Treasurer Prof. Dr. Mohammad Badruzzaman Bhuiyan, Heads of Departments, Provosts, Proctors, Acting Registrar, President & General Secretary of Teachers Association, Teachers, Students, Officers Association Leaders, Officers and Staff participated in the procession. The procession passed through the Barishal-Patuakhali highway adjacent to the university and ended at the campus.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Sadequl Arefin and Treasurer Prof. Dr. Mohammad Badruzzaman Bhuiyan addressed the brief concluding meeting at the end of the joyous procession. The meeting was moderated by Deputy Registrar Md. Bahauddin Golap.
In his speech, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Sadequl Arefin paid deep homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation and the heroic freedom fighters. He said, “The Padma Bridge is no longer a dream but a tool to fulfil the dreams of millions of Bengalis. And this has been possible because of the honest, courageous and capable leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu. ”
On behalf of Barishal University, he extended heartfelt greetings and congratulations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for overcoming all obstacles and constructing the Padma Bridge with own funds.