DU Correspondent : The Dhaka University (DU) authorities are going to celebrate the Dhaka University Day today (Tuesday) with much festivity and enthusiasm to mark the 93rd founding anniversary of the institution. The theme of this year’s day is “Higher Education for Economic Development and Social Justice”. The university authorities have already completed all preparations to observe the day smoothly. The university authorities will bring out processions in the morning. They will hold also exhibition, discussions, reminiscence and cultural sessions, sports and debate competitions on the day. DU sources said that processions would be brought out from the residential halls of the university at 10:00am. The national flag, DU flag and flags of different halls will be hoisted at 10:15am. Later, teachers and students will go to the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) on the campus to attend the inaugural function at 10:30am and attend discussion and reminiscence programme at 12:00 noon. A committee has already been formed with DU Treasurer Prof Dr Kamal Uddin as its convener to observe the day smoothly. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will join the programme as the chief guest while DU Pro-vice-chancellors Prof Nasreen Ahmad (academic) and Prof Shahid Akther Hossain (administration) will be present as special guests with DU VC Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair. Former governor of Bangladesh Bank and chairman of the National Pay Commission Prof Farashuddin will present the keynote paper on “Higher Education for Economic Development and Social Justice”. Emeritus professors, former vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors, provosts of halls, deans, teachers and representatives of staff and employees will attend the discussion. There will be debate competition at the TSC, football matches, cultural functions and drama on the occasion. Different halls, departments and other offices will arrange different programmes marking the day. The day will be observed to mark the journey of the Dhaka University on July 1 in 1921, thanks to the relentless efforts of Nawab Sir Salimullah and others. Starting with just 847 students in three faculties and 12 departments in 1921, the university has grown to accommodate over 34,000 students and some 2,000 teachers in 67 departments and 10 institutes at present.