Saturday, January 30, 2010

Travel on Jahagirnagar university.

Jahangirnagar University is one of the prominent and old universities at Bangladesh. It’s also the one and only residential university in the country. Jahangirnagar University began its journey at a time when the country was going through a political upheaval that ultimately led to the birth of our nation - Bangladesh. This university was established as a residential university in 1970 under the Jahangirnagar Muslim University Ordinance, 1970. Later, it was renamed Jahangirnagar University in 1973. Its first Vice-Chancellor took up office on September 24, 1970. The first batch of students, a total of 150, was enrolled in the first year Bachelor (Honors) classes in four departments: Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics. However, classes started on January 4, 1971.In 2008 the university had a total of 7,000 students, 672 teachers, 206 staffs and 1,200 other employees.

The insignia of the University has a Shapla, the national flower, with three petals standing erect on its stem. It is bordered on all four sides by four strips of traditional alpana design of the same size and pattern. The name of the University written in Bangla characters hangs below in semicircle like a wreath of flowers. Designed by Kalam Mahmud, the insignia is rooted deep in our folk culture and is reminiscent of our struggle for independence which gave the Shapla its status as national flower. The three petals in the flower may be taken to symbolize learning, truth and progress and the firm stem, which holds the petals fast and erect, may by taken to symbolize the determination with which these goals are pursued.

The university stands on the Asian Highway, popularly known as the Dhaka-Aricha Road, and is only 32 kilometers away from the capital city. Spread over a land area of 697.56 acres the campus lies between the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) and the Savar Cantonment, on the north of which is the National Monument. The topography of the land, with its gentle rise and plains, is soothing to the eye. The bodies of water sprawling around the campus make an excellent habitat for the winter birds that flock there every year by the thousands, making bird-watching a favorite pastime for many visitors, students and staff.

The beauty of this university campus attracts people. It has two kinds of beauty. This landmark is well decorated by human creature like others institution. Some important and famous monuments are situated here[shangsaptak, amar ekushe, shahid minar]. Its remarkable natural beauty attracts everyone. This campus is dazzling with different species tree and birds. Travelers enjoy this same campus in different flavor in every individual season.

There are number of Lakes all around the campus. Every year guest birds arrive at the JU lakes from comparatively cooler regions of the world including Siberia, Kashmir, Himachal province of India and locally from Sylhet. More than two and a half thousand birds including Sarali, Khanjna, porchard, Jalpipi, Chamot thuti, and ducks were found in the lakes, most of which came in November and will stay till the middle of March. Every year held here bird fair, organized by university and other bird watcher organization.

In the winter morning this campus looks like a mysterious fairy land. Traveler finds the scene of traditional Bangladesh.

In summer, campus colored especially by kisnachura. A radish reflection catches you on everything. The university is also famous for national flower shapla. In rainy and autumn seasons all the lake blooming with shapla. It’s charming scenery. Different colored shapla refresh you eyes and heart. And whole the year you breathe in fresh air. So, busy citizen spend your remarkable youthful moment at the campus.

Transports [luxurious counter service] are available from motizil, shahbag, farmgate, shymoli, college gate and gabtali [around 30 to 50 tk].

Travelers full his stomach to take varieties of bangle dish. Especially different kinds of Varta are available here. And price? You must be strange. We don’t say, just take a taste. The popular food shop stays in the place called battola. You can also take taste of variety of local fruit.

Nearer tourist spot: jatiya smriti sodho [the National Monument], military dairy farm, nandan park, fantasy kingdom etc.

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