Bangladesh Independent University celebrates “National Mourning Day 2021 by paying tribute to the Father of the Nation” on August 14, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. in order to discuss the life and work of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to pay tribute to him and his legacy. The invited guests illuminate the life of Bangladesh and commemorate his endless works for human rights and for the country. uncompromising patriotism. finesse diplomacy; ethics and integrity. passion for democracy. futuristic and visionary leadership. and its non-negotiable struggles for a just and equal society.
Professor Zakir Hossain Raju, Department of Media and Communication, IUB coordinated the webinar by first introducing the visitors and giving an overview of the session. IUB Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan kindly opened the webinar and welcomed the distinguished guests who were present at today’s session. Mr. Farhad Hossain, Member of Parliament, Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the Democratic Republic of Bangladesh, blessed the meeting as the main guest and Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury, Chairman of the Board (BoT), IUB, of the session. Professor Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman, Department of English & Modern Languages. Professor Dr. Imtiaz A. Hussain, Head, Global Studies & Governance Program (GSG), IUB, and Director, Center for Education (CfP); K. Anwar Chowdhury, Additional Secretary & Director General, BITAC, Ministry of Industry. Professor Fakrul Alam, Director, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Research Institute for Peace and Liberty. Professor Atiur Rahman, Bangabandhu University, University of Dhaka and Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank, Ambassador (Rtd.) Muhammad Zamir, Former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. and Professor Taiabur Rahman, Dean, School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS) were the keynote speakers at today’s session. Bangladesh has emerged as more than just the “Father of the Nation”, justifying comparisons with other South Asian and world legends. His books, work, speeches, and sermons came out even louder than ever. The president of IUB BOT paid tribute to 12 other IUB administrators who, along with him, were freedom fighters (5 on the battlefield, 7 elsewhere, including the country’s first Minister of Health), the highest numbers in any of its universities Dhaka / Bangladesh.