Khulna University to observe Katka tragedy day tomorrow
12 March 2016, Nirapad News: Khulna University (KU) will observe the mourning day tomorrow (Sunday) on the occasion of Katka Tragedy.
On March 13 in 2004, nine students of Architecture Discipline of Khulna University and two students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) drowned in the Bay of Bengal near Katka in Sunderbans while they bathing during the picnic.
To mark the day, KU authorities have chalked out a daylong programme at the campus.
The programme includes wearing of black badges, laying of floral wreaths at the Katka memorial, a monument built at the campus in memory of slain students, mourning procession, Doa mahfil, feeding of orphans, condolence meeting, candle lighting in the evening and a video will be projection.
The nine students are Arnaj Rifat Rupa, Md. Mahmudur Rahman, Maksumul Aziz Mostaji, Abdullah-el-Baki, Kazi Mueed bin Wali, Kauser Ahmed Khan, Munadil Raihan bin Mahbub, Md. Ashrafuzzaman and Md. Touhidul Inam.
Saimul and Shakil were the students of BUET who also met their tragic death in the same incident on the same day.