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The youth should read more about Bangabandhu In order to adopt his ideals: Farhad Hossain

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 17th August, 2022 03:28:38 PM
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Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized a discussion titled 'National Mourning Day 2022: Academic Tributes to the Father of the Nation' on Tuesday (August 16, 2022) as part of a series of programs in observance of the National Mourning Day. The program was held at the Multi-purpose Hall on the campus.

Farhad Hossain, MP, State Minister for Public Administrationwas present as the Chief Guest. He said, in order to build Bangabandhu’s ‘Bengal of Gold’, we need men and women of gold. And for that, the youth must adopt Bangabandhu’s principles in their hearts. In order to do that, today’s young men and women must read more and delve into the life and work of the father of the nation.

Freedom Fighter and member of IUB Board of Trustees Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury, who chaired the event, shared his 1971 experiences about how he and hundreds of thousands of youth joined the War of Liberation in response to Bangabandhu’s call.

IUB Vice Chancellor Tanweer Hasan, PhD, said the assasination of Bangabandhu and his family was in effect the killing of democracy. However, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we have managed to transform our grief into energy and the energy into action.

Mr. Wasi Chowdhury, a student of Marketing at IUB, spoke on behalf of the students to pay homage to the father of the nation. IUB Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan, PhD; Professor Dr. Imtiaz A. Hussain from IUB’s Department of Global Studies and Governance; Professor Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman from the Department of English and Modern Languages; and Professor Dr. Taiabur Rahman, Dean of IUB’s School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, also spoke at the event. IUB trustees Md Tanveer Madar and A Quaiyum Khan were also present, among others.

At the event, the distinguished guests handed over prizes to the winners of a quiz competition on Bangabandhu that the IUB Library organized recently.