Musaddiqul Islam Tanvir, BAU Correspondent
‘We are working to reach the benefits of education and research in an educated environment to people of all levels of society, even at the farmer’s doorstep’.
The Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) Prof Dr. Lutful Hassan said this while distributing surgical kit boxes among the students of Faculty of Veterinary Science (Level 3, Semester 2). He added that plans are underway for the construction of a pet hospital in Dhaka for the students of BAU, which will increase the honor of the university across the country.
Addressing to the students, he said, ‘By gaining proper knowledge, a student will achieve success in professional life by working with confidence and will have to play an important role in moving the country forward in the future. Besides, you have to work for the development of the society.’
The kit boxes giving ceremony was held at the gallery of Microbiology and Hygiene Department of the university on Wednesday. The kit boxes were provided by the Department of Surgery and Obstetrics of Faculty of Veterinary Science. Kit boxes have been distributed among 139 students which contain a total number of 14 important instruments including surgical trays, scissors, needles, stethoscopes and thermometer.
Head of the Department of Surgery and Obstetrics Dr. Rukhsana Amin Runa presided over the ceremony, while Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Lutful Hassan was present as chief guest. Acting Dean of Veterinary Science Faculty Prof Dr. Mirza Abul Hashim, Director of Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES) Prof Dr. Md. Abu Hadi Noor Ali Khan and President of Democratic Teachers’ Association Prof Dr. Farida Yeasmin Bari were also present as special guest. Besides, teachers from different departments of the faculty and third year students were present.
At the ceremony, the Director of the BAURES said, ‘Veterinarians are the lifeblood of the campus. Besides theoretical knowledge, the kit boxes will be helpful in fulfilling surgical knowledge. Through hands-on teaching, students will be expert in treatment of animals at the field level.’
It is to be noted that the kit boxes have been officially provided to students every year by the Department of Surgery and Obstetrics since 1994.