RANGPUR: The 78th birthday of noted nuclear scientist and Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina’s husband Dr MA Wazed Miah will be celebrated through various programmes in a befitting manner here on Saturday, reports BSS.
The internationally renowned nuclear scientist having a colourful working life experience was born on February 16, 1942 in a respectable Muslim family of Laldighee Fatehpur village in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur.A number of organisations have chalked out elaborate day-long programmes to celebrate the 78th birthday of Dr Wazed in a befitting manner at village Laldighee Fatehpur as well as in Rangpur city in the district. The programmes include placing of wreaths at the grave of Dr Wazed Miah, offering Fateha, milad mahfils and special munajats, distribution of foods among the poor and distressed people and memorial discussions.
Tazimul Islam Shamim, nephew of Dr Wazed, GS of Pirganj upazila AL and Mayor, said the birthday celebration will begin with placing of wreaths at the grave of Dr Wazed in the morning. Talking to agency on Thursday, General Secretary of Dr Wazed Smriti Sangshad (DWSS) Saiful Islam Jahangir said the organisation has completed preparations to celebrate the 78th birthday of Dr Wazed through two-day programmes on February 15 and 16 next.
The programmes include competitions on drawing, descent hand writing, poem recitation and patriotic song for the children and adolescents to be arranged at 3 pm on the Town Hall premises in Rangpur city on February 15 (Friday).
On February 16 in the morning, leaders of the DWSS will place wreaths at the grave of Dr Wazed Miah, arrange Ziarat and offer Fateha in his birthplace village of Laldighee Fatehpur under Pirganj upazila in the district.
Milad and doa mahfils will be arranged and special munajats be offered at different mosques after Asr prayers seeking eternal peace for the departed soul of Dr Wazed and well-being of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Saima Wazed Putul and their other family members.A discussion on the life and deeds of nuclear scientist Dr Wazed will be arranged at Town Hall auditorium at 6:30 pm on February 16 and prizes, crests and certificates will be distributed among winners of different competitions.
Childhood friends, classmates and family members of Dr Wazed, academics, intellectuals and civil society members will take part in the discussion on his life, deed, personality, excellent character, dozens of memories, unparallel talent and human qualities.
Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Joynul Bari will attend the discussion as the chief guest with President of DWSS and noted educationist professor Dr Hamidul Haque Khondker in the chair.
Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib as the chief guest will address the discussion to be moderated by General Secretary of DWSS Saiful Islam Jahangir.
Talking to the agency on Thursday, General Secretary of DWSS Saiful Islam Jahangir said the programmes will remain open for the people from all walks in life and requested all to be present in the two-day programmes to celebrate the birthday of Dr Wazed.
Similarly, Dr Wazed Foundation, Begum Rokeya University, district and Pirganj upazila units of AL and its associate bodies and family of Dr Wazed have will celebrate the 78th birthday of the nuclear scientist in a befitting manner.