Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday said that world famous nuclear scientist late Dr MA Wazed Miah will remain alive forever through his ideals, values and works.
"Dr Wazed Miah has left the mark of merit everywhere throughout his education and career. Hailing from remote area Pirganj, he gained international reputation and contributed to nuclear science with his honesty, dedication and efficiency going beyond the borders," she said.
Dr MA Wazed Miah Memorial Foundation organised the function where the book titled 'Bishista Paramanu Bigghani Dr MA Wazed Miah'r Karmamay Jibon', which highlighted his eventful life, was unwrapped.
Convener of the discussion and book unveiling ceremony Abul Kalam Azad presided over the function while Prime Minister's former Information Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury spoke as the chief discussant.
Prime Minister's Special Assistant Dr Shaheed Hossain virtually addressed the event while Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) Chairman Dr Ashoke Kumar Paul, JPC President Farida Yeasmin, Pirganj (Rangpur) Samiti President and Additional Secretary of the Education Ministry ANM Al Feroze spoke as special guests.
Since Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wanted to utilize the potentials of meritorious youths, Dr Sharmin said, Dr Wazed drew attention of Bangabandhu with his marks of talent in the education as well as political association.
Noting that the eventful life of Dr Wazed has been manifested in the newly launched book appropriately in a lucid language, she thanked the writer and publisher of the research-based book.
Along with the day based programmes, the speaker urged the foundation to come forward with various initiatives to build a science oriented youth society and provide various assistances including stipends to poor and underprivileged students in Pirganj.
BFUJ-Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists President Omar Faruque, TV Today Chief Editor Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, JPC General Secretary Shyamal Dutta, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) former president Quddus Afrad, Bangabandhu Nuclear Scientist Council President Dr AKM Fazle Kibria, BAEC Chief Scientific Officer Dr AFM Mizanur Rahman and Central President of Dr MA Wazed Miah Memorial Foundation AKM Farhadul Kabir as well as writer and publisher of the book were present at the programme, among others.
On February 16 in 1942, the nuclear scientist Dr MA Wazed Miah, affectionately called as 'Sudha Miah', was born in a respectable Muslim family of Laldighee Fatehpur village in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur.
He breathed his last in Dhaka on May 9, 2009 at the age of 67 and was buried at their family graveyard in his native village Laldighee Fatehpur at Pirganj upazila.