The first private university of Bangladesh and also the number one in ranking among private universities in Bangladesh, North South University (NSU) organized a virtual discussion and duamahfil to mark the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day 2021 on Wednesday,18 August, 2021.
Mr. A. K. M Mozammel Huq, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Mr. Azim Uddin Ahmed, Chairman, Board of Trustees, North South University was present as the Special Guest. Mr. M. A. Kashem,Mr. Benajir Ahmed, Ms. Rehana Rahman and Mr. Aziz AI Kaiser, Members,Board of Trustees, North South University were present as Guests of Honor. President of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha and former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. A.A.M.S. Arefin Siddiquewas present as the Keynote Speaker. Professor Atiqul Islam, Vice-Chancellor of NSU chaired the program.
Chief Guest, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs,Mr. A. K. M Mozammel Huq, MPsaid, Bangabandhu used to think of the wellbeing of masspeople from his student life. We were the victim of discrimination and exploitation in all cases,in order to avoid this, Bangabandhu gave 6 points movement in 1966 as a certificate of liberation of Bengalis.Bangabandhu said that, the world today is divided into two parts - exploitative in one side and exploited on the other side, I am in favor of exploited people.He urged to leaders around the world to use the money to fightagainst poverty, spending on education and spend health sector instead of spending on weaponand war.I think, the murder of August 15, 1975 were not only the murder of any individual, or a family, they wanted to kill the spirit of the liberation war and the independence of Bangladesh.But Bangabandhuhas now become much stronger than the living Bangabandhu for his ideals and philosophy, not only for Bangladesh but all the oppressed and exploited people of the world will implement Bangabandhu's philosophy as an inspiration to achieve freedom.At the meantime time, urged the new generation to know about Bangabandhu and to take the country forward by embracing the ideals of Bangabandhu.
Special Guest, Chairman, Board of Trustees, North South University, Mr. Azim Uddin Ahmed said, Bangabandhu dreamt of a society free from hunger and poverty without discrimination. Bangabandhudreamt of liberation of the people of Bangladesh, his worthy daughter has been established our country as a developing and dignified nation in the world by overcoming hunger and poverty under her strong leadership.Bangladesh is a role model of development in the world today. If Bangabandhu had not been born, Bangladesh would not have been born.Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has given all the directions to run a country. We all have to work together shoulder to implementthe government's dream of building ‘Digital Bangladesh’keeping the ideals of Bangabandhu in our heart.At this time, he mentioned, NorthSouth University believes in the spirit of the liberation war. To honor the proud children of freedom fighters of, North South University has so far provided the opportunity to more than 1300 children of freedom fighters studying at NSU without any cost. NSU published a book on Birth centenary of Bangabandhu.
Keynote Speaker, President of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha and former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University,Prof. A.A.M.S. Arefin Siddiquesaid, Bangabandhu has laid the foundation of Bangladesh on which our country stands today. Even if they killed Bangabandhu, they couldn’t kill his ideals which are still alive among us.He said, there could be no better investment than investing on education sector, he nationalized primary education and he gave top priority to education. His goal was to provide non-discriminatory education to all people of the country.All the countries around world who made financial progress, they also made progress in education. Bangabandhu said that, my journey is from darkness to light but the assassins pushed him towards darkness.I advised to the new generation, you have to learn about Bangabandhu and read books which were written by Bangabandhu. I hope the new generation will learnabout Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu wanted to build ‘SonarBangla’, I am hopeful that the new generation will play a role in building ‘Sonar Bangla’by embracing the ideals of Bangabandhu.
Members, Board of Trustees, NSU, Mr. M. A. Kashem said, August is the month of mourning for the Bengali nation and this month the anti-independence forces have snatched Greatest Bengali of all time, Father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmanfrom us. He has given us all the directions weneed to run our country. If he had not been born, this independent country called Bangladesh would not have been born today. In the meantime, he said,Under the strong leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in all fields including education, industry and medicine. We at NSU are working to run the university following the ideals of Bangabandhu.
Members, Board of Trustees, NSU, Mr. Benajir Ahmed said, If Bangabandhu had not been born, this country would not have been born. It is under his strong leadership that we have received the gift of this independent country today. Today, under the strong leadership of his worthy daughter, Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we have been able to stand tall in the Hall of world audience and become a developed country by 2041.
Dr. M. Ismail Hossain, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. ABM Rashedul Hassan, Treasurer, Dean of Different Schools, Heads of Departments, teachers-students, officers and staff of the University were present in the program.A large number of parents and students were also connected through live broadcasts on the official Facebook page of North South University.