RANGPUR: The 79th birthday of renowned nuclear scientist and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s husband Dr M A Wazed Miah was celebrated on Sunday in the district recalling his enormous contributions to the nation-building activities, reports BSS.
The Pirganj upazila unit of Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies, Dr. M A Wazed Foundation, family of Dr Wazed, Begum Rokeya University, Dr Wazed Smriti Sangshad (DWSS), district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and different organisations chalked out programmes to celebrate the birthday of Dr Wazed.The programmes included placing of wreaths at the grave of Dr. Wazed at his birthplace Fatehpur Laldighee village in Pirganj upazila, offering Fateha and munajats there seeking eternal peace for his departed soul and well-being of his other family members.
Leaders of Pirganj upazila AL and other organisations, Vice-chancellor of Begum Rokeya University Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan, Additional Superintendent of Police Abu Maruf Hassan, Pirganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer TMA Momin, heads of different educational institutions placed there wreaths and offered Fateha.
Besides, Pirganj upazila AL organised a doa mahfil followed by distribution of food among poor and distressed people and memorial discussion at ‘Joy Sadan’ in Fatehpur Laldighee village.
Dr Wazed’s eldest nephew, Chairman of Dr. MA Wazed Miah Foundation and Vice-president of Rangpur district unit of AL Chhayadat Hossain Bakul presided over the discussion.
Moderated by General Secretary of Pirganj upazila AL and Pirganj municipal Mayor Tazimul Islam Shamim, former President of Pirganj upazila AL Rawshan Ara Wahed, Professor Nurul Amin Raja, President of district BCL Mehedee Hasan Rony, Chatra union parishad Chairman Enamul Haque Shaheen, family members of Dr Wazed, among others, addressed the discussion.
The speakers said Dr Wazed was a real patriot and completely greedless man and he worked for building a technologically advanced Bangladesh to immortalise ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.The DWSS chalked out two-day programmes, including drawing and descent handwriting competitions, poem recitation and patriotic song competitions for school and college going students held at Town Hall premises since February 15 (Saturday).
On February 16, leaders of DWSS led by its General Secretary and senior journalist Saiful Islam Jahangir placed wreaths at the grave of Dr. MA Wazed Miah in village Fatehpur Laldighee and offered Fateha there.
Later, the DWSS arranged milad mahfil and offered special munajats at Keramotia Jam-e-Mosque in Rangpur city seeking eternal peace for the departed soul of Dr. Wazed and well-being of his other family members.
Dr. Wazed, a selfless patriot and perfectly honest citizen of the soil having a eventful working life experience, was born on February 16, 1942 in a respectable Muslim family of Laldighee Fatehpur village in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur.
He died on May 9, 2009 at the age of 67.