Primeasia University celebrated Somali Independence Day to keep the foreign students aware of their own culture on Saturday, July 03, 2021 in the evening through virtual platform.
Prof. Dr. Mesbah Kamal, Vice-Chancellor (Acting), Primeasia University Chaired the program. Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Primeasia University, embellished the program as Chief Guest.
In that speech as the chief guest, he wished Somali students on the Independence Day of Somalia. He said "As far as I know, this is the first time such an event has organized in Bangladesh. It is being held by Primeasia University. Under the leadership of newly appointed Vice Chancellor, former teacher of Dhaka University, Professor Dr. Mesbah Kamal bring the Primeasia University will go a long way. With the sincere efforts of all, we will be able to lift the crisis of Covid-19 quickly. The Board of Trustees will extend full cooperation in this regard."
In the speech of Chair, the honorable Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mesbah Kamal said, "Both Bangladesh and Somalia were under the Colonial rule. Both the countries have similarity in this respect. But Somalia was under the British and the Italian Colonial rule. They gained independence on different days and celebrate Independence Day on different days. Yet, they are similar as nations. So, the Primeasia University took steps to celebrate the Independence of Somalia on a different day. The Vice Chancellor further said, '' though they come from distant lands we want them to practice their own culture. Because, their own culture will help them to establish their own identity. So, a little step of us. Over hundreds of Somalian students are very joyous for being able to engage themselves in the celebration of their Independence Day staying in an overseas land."
Mr. Md. Raihan Azad, Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, Professor Dr. Iffat Jahan, Treasurer (Acting), Mr. Md. Nurul Islam Molla, Member, Board of Trustees, Primeasia University who were present as special guests on the occasion also wished the Somali students a happy Independence Day. Dr. Nasrin Akhter, Coordinator, Organizing Committee, Associate Professor & Head, Humanities spoke on behalf of the organizers of the event. Hundreds of Somali students are happy to be able to join their Independence Day celebrations in exile. The Somali students thanked the university authorities for organizing such an event. Later, a pleasant cultural program was organized by Somali and Bangladeshi students of Primeasia University through the virtual platform. The program was also live telecast on the University’s verified Facebook page.
Primeasia University Celebrated Somali Independence Day 2021