'Rong Tuli-te Dhaka Bishwobiddyaloy': Permanent Art Gallery Inaugurated at DU

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Marking 100 years of the founding of Dhaka University (DU), a permanent art gallery was inaugurated at the Alumni Floor of Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building on Friday.

Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) envisioned and initiated "Rong Tuli-te Dhaka Bishwobiddyaloy," which consists of a total of 113 artworks, including 106 paintings and seven sculptures, describing the glorious history of DU and its successful, influential students and alumni.

DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) ASM Maksud Kamal inaugurated the gallery at 5pm today. KM Khalid, state minister for cultural affairs, joined the opening ceremony as the chief guest.

AK Azad, former president of DUAA, spoke at the ceremony as a special guest, while General Secretary of Dhaka University Teachers' Association Professor Md Nizamul Haque Bhuiyan, eminent painter Professor Rafiqun Nabi, Managing Director and CEO of Eastern Bank Ali Reza Iftekhar and Managing Director of Dhaka Bank Emranul Haque also joined the opening ceremony.

'Rong Tuli-te Dhaka Bishwobiddyaloy': Permanent art gallery inaugurated at DU 

"Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in 1920, and Dhaka University was established in 1921. Without Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Dhaka University, the independence of Bangladesh would not have been possible," KM Khalid said at the event.

Legendary cartoonist and art maestro Rafiqun Nabi said, "I feel honoured and proud that one of my paintings has been placed in this gallery. The history of the past 100 years of Dhaka University has been showcased in this gallery."

President of DU Alumni Association Anwar-ul Alam Chowdhury Parvez presided over the opening ceremony._UNB

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