Daffodil International University (DIU) organised a two-day gala event on its Ashulia permanent campus to celebrate the university’s 17th founding anniversary.
A weeklong inter-department sports competition, math Olympiad, inter-university cultural competition, IT quiz, project showcasing and exhibition were arranged. The main event included bus rally, pitha utsab, blood donation programme, discussion panels, picnic, tree plantation, games and sports, raffle draw, and musical soiree with participation of students.
Dr Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), was present as the chief guest. Dr Md Sabur Khan, chairman of DIU Board of Trustees and Daffodil Family, presided over the ceremony. The programme was addressed by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Yousuf M Islam; pro-VC Prof SM Mahbubul Haque Majumder and Treasurer Hamidul Haque Khan, among other esteemed professors of the university.
Jonathan Ortmans said, “Bangladesh is now a country where one-third of the population are in their youth. I have already known that many young people of Bangladesh are becoming successful entrepreneurs, and a huge number of them are interested in entrepreneurship. So, there is no doubt that these young people will change Bangladesh.”
Sabur Khan said in his speech that students should develop skills during their student life, and DIU is helping them through initiatives like art of living, employability 360, and one student one laptop programmes.
“DIU students wouldn’t search jobs, rather they would create jobs,” he said.