Professor Abdur Razzaq was a visionary who had an impressive brain and mind ahead of his time but he used to live as a common man, speakers said at a book launching ceremony on Saturday.
The book titled ‘Samaj, Rashtro Biborton: Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Gunijon Boktritamala 2017-2018’ was published by Bengal Publications.National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman, Emeritus Professor at Dhaka University Dr Serajul Islam Choudhury, Dr Akbar Ali Khan and The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam attended the launching ceremony as guests of honour.
Seven renowned educationists collaborated in this book as the writers. They are Professor Rehman Sobhan, Badruddin Umar, Prof Anisuzzaman, Dr Rownak Jahan, Dr Serajul Islam Choudhury, Dr Akbar Ali Khan and Prof Hasan Azizul Haque.
“The society and culture are now overwhelmed with the micro trend. Nowadays people are intending to run after shorter goals and relying on easy methods. During the time of Prof Razzaq, everything was not easy but he profoundly managed to be one of the successful educationists of Bangladesh and lived his life break-free as a common man. That is the most beautiful aspect we learned from his life,” Dr Serajul said.
Prof Anisuzzaman said, “Prof Razzaq was a visionary ahead of his era and certainly the best educational influencer the country has ever had. The writers of the book, including myself, tried to portray the frequently changing societal, political and economic scenarios of the last couple of centuries along with the evolution that Razzaq envisioned through our essays.”
The book, first publication of Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation, is edited by Dr Ahrar Ahmed and co-edited by Rashed Rahm.
The launching event was jointly organised by Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation, Bengal Boi and Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth.