Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organised a discussion on a book titled “Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Birth Centenary Volume 2021”, which has been edited by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on August 02, 2022.
The discussion was organised by the Department of English and Modern Languages (DEML) of IUB in collaboration with the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) and the IUB Library on August 3.
Prof Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman, PhD, from the Department of English and Modern Languages of IUB, was on the editorial board of the book alongside renowned educationist and translator Prof Fakrul Alam, PhD; distinguished poet, former principal secretary to the Prime Minister and chief coordinator of the Mujibborsho celebrations, Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury; and former Vice Chancellor of Islamic University Prof Rashid Askari, PhD.
“The book showcases Bangabandhu’s illustrious political career, his beliefs, vision, and the values he upheld, which all of us should know and practice. It could also serve as an indispensable resource for those working on and will work on Bangabandhu and Bangladesh,” said IUB Vice Chancellor Tanweer Hasan, PhD, during a discussion.
IUB Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed Khan, PhD, said, “The book, both in its design and execution, is an invaluable addition to Bangabandhu scholarship and will provide new directions in research in Bangabandhu and Bangladesh studies.”
Prof Fakrul Alam, Dr Kamal Chowdhury, Prof Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman and Prof Imtiaz Hussain from IUB’s Global Studies and Governance department also participated in the discussion.
A moment of silence was observed in remembrance of the martyrs of 15th August. Dr Naureen Rahnuma, Head of IUB’s Department of English and Modern Languages, delivered the welcome remarks. IUB Librarian Hossam Haider Chowdhury introduced the Bangabandhu and Liberation War corner at the IUB Library.
Prof Taiabur Rahman, PhD, Dean of IUB’s School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, delivered a vote of thanks to the audience.
BDST: 1222 HRS, Aug 4, 2022