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Memorial Speech on Bangabandhu held at UGC
A Memorial Speech on the life and works of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was held today (24.08.2017) at UGC auditorium. UGC organized the memorial speech to mark the National Mourning Day. Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman, former Governor of Bangladesh Bank spoke on the occasion as the Memorial Speaker. UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan presided over the function.
Dr. Atiur Rahman, in his written speech said that Bangladesh would not have emerged as an independent country if Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was not born. Terming Bangabandhu as an uncompromising leader, he observed that Bangabandhu was the leader of the nation and he dedicated his life for the people of the country. Bangabandhu was an honest, skilled, visionary administrator and also political leader in running the country. Bangabandhu and Bangladesh are synonymous and Bangabandhu named the country as Bangladesh for the first time, he added. The Memorial speaker further said that Bangabandhu will remain alive in the heart of the people as all times greatest Bengali in the history and he called for taking lessons from life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan, in his presidential speech said that the political stand of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was in favour of the common people. He never deviated from his political commitment in leading the country. Bangabandhu was uncompromising leader even after facing severe death threats in his life, he said adding that Bangladesh became independent under his sole leadership.
Dr. Md. Khaled, Secretary, UGC, gave the vote of thanks on the occasion. Md. Kamal Hossain, President of UGC Officers’ Association and Md. Anowar Hossain, President, UGC Karmachari Union spoke on the occasion.
Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali, Members, UGC, divisional heads and other officials of the Commission among others were present on the occasion.