Rangpur set to observe Begum Rokeya Day

8 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: The district administration has completed arrangements to observe Begum Rokeya Day-2019 with three-day programmes at her birthplace Pairaband village in Mithapukur upazila of the district from Monday next, reports BSS.

Officials of Rangpur district administration on Saturday said the observance will begin with placing of wreaths by high officials at Begum Rokeya Smritistambha in Pairaband village at 9:00am on that day. 

The inaugural day’s programmes include milad mahfil, spontaneous blood donation, blood group tests, inauguration of three-day ‘Rokeya Fair’ followed by discussion on life and works of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain and cultural function.

Member of the Parliament from Rangpur-5 (Mithapukur) constituency HN Ashiqur Rahman will attend the discussion as the chief guest while Deputy Commissioner and President of the Rokeya Day Observance Committee Md Asib Ahsan will preside over it.Secretary to Bangla Academy Mohammad Anwar Hossain and Rangpur District Council Chairman Advocate Chhafia Khanom will be addressed the discussion as special guests where Fiction writer Anwara Syed Haque and Professor Mohammad Shah Alam will participate as discussants.

On December 10 (Tuesday), drawing, poem recitation, essay writing and debate competitions for the students in different categories, staging of drama and screening of documentary films followed by cultural function will be organised at the Pairaband village.

Vice-chancellor (VC) of Begum Rokeya University Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah will attend the discussion as the chief guest with Mithapukur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Mamun Bhuiyan in the chair.

On the occasion, Police Superintendent Biplob Kumar Sarker, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Shukria Pervin, General Secretary of district Awami League (AL) Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju will present as special guests.

Educationist Dr Nasima Akhter will deliver keynote essay on “Contemporary Freedom of Women and Begum Rokeya’s Thoughts” while Professor Arefina Begum and Rafikul Islam Duala will take part as discussants.

On the concluding day on December 11 (Wednesday), Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam will attend the discussion as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Md Asib Ahsan in the chair.

Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range Police Devdas Bhattacharya, President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and Mithapukur Upazila Chairman Zakir Hossain Sarker will address it as special guests.

Professor of the Department of Bengali of Begum Rokeya University Dr Sorifa Salowa Dina will present keynote paper in the discussion.

Assistant Prof of Kawnia Degree College Dr Swasswato Bhattacharya and former Regional Director of Rangpur Kendra of Bangladesh Betar Monwara Begum will take part as discussants on the occasion.

The chief guest will distribute prizes and medals among winners of different competitions in the concluding ceremony to be followed by cultural function at night on Wednesday.