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IUB holds webinar marking National Mourning Day

  • Published at 07:37 pm August 15th, 2021
State Minister of Public Administration Farhad Hossain joined the webinar, organized by IUB, as the chief guest on Saturday, August 14, 2021 Courtesy

The university paid tribute to 12 of its trustees who were freedom fighters in the Liberation War

Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) on Saturday organized a webinar to discuss the life and work of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and pay tribute to his legacy. 

The webinar was titled “National Mourning Day 2021: Academic Tributes to the Father of the Nation.”

Guests at the webinar shed light on Bangabandhu’s life and his endless work for the rights of the people of the country.

They also praised his uncompromising patriotism, ethics and integrity, finesse in diplomacy, passion for democracy, futuristic and visionary leadership, and his determination to carve a just and equal society.

IUB department of media and communication Prof Zakir Hossain Raju moderated the webinar, while IUB Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed Khan inaugurated it.

State Minister of Public Administration Farhad Hossain joined the discussion session as the chief guest, while A Matin Chowdhury, chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT) of IUB, chaired the session.  

The IUB BoT chair paid tribute to 12 other  IUB trustees who, along with him, were freedom fighters (five on the battlefront, seven elsewhere, including the country’s first health secretary).

Among others, Prof Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman, of the English & modern languages department; Prof Imtiaz A Hussain, head of global studies & governance (GSG) program, Anwar Chowdhury, additional secretary and director general of Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Centre, Prof Fakrul Alam, director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Research Institute for Peace and Liberty, Prof Atiur Rahman, Bangabandhu chair at University of Dhaka, Muhammad Zamir, former secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Prof Taiabur Rahman, dean of School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS), addressed the session.