DU “Rag-day ban” was misunderstanding: VC
Published: 02:40 PM, 3 September 2020 Updated: 09:11 PM, 3 September 2020
Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman; file photo
A press release published by Dhaka University’s public relations department on Wednesday said that authorities had decided to ban the Rag-Day festival on campus, calling it “inhuman, cruel and unprincipled”. However, the university’s public relations department said in a statement on Thursday noon that no such decision had been taken.
Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman said, “Rag-day has not been banned on campus. The information from the university's public relations department was incorrectly leaked to the media due to misunderstandings and negligence. Yesterday there was a meeting of the academic council of the university The Academic Council decides on academic matters.”
“We sponsor various festivals Why take such a decision there? What has been done is that we have formed a committee to formulate a policy on how to make the concluding ceremony more beautiful, aesthetic, and good,” DU VC added.
A statement from the university's public relations department at noon said the information on the Rag-Day ban had been inadvertently misrepresented in a notification issued by the public relations department on Wednesday. The PR department has apologized for the matter.
The actual notice from authorities was a warning for concern to be vigilant to ensure that no inhuman, disrespectful, undisciplined behavior takes place on campus or in residential areas in the name of observing Rag-Day. It also said about setting a policy for organizing ceremonies-festivals-colorful rallies etc. for the purpose of completing education, graduation festivals.