Dr Wazed's 78th birth anniv observed
The 78th birth anniversary of internationally-reputed nuclear scientist and Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina's husband Dr MA Wazed Miah was observed at his birth place at Peerganj in Rangpur in a befitting manner on Sunday.
A large number of organisations chalked out day-long programmes in Rangpur district in observance of his birthday.
The programmes included placing of wreaths at the grave of Dr Wazed Miah, offering Fateha, milad mehfils and special munajats, distribution of food among the poor and distressed people and memorial discussions.
After the Johr prayers, Zila Awami League arranged milad mahfil and a memorial discussion where General Secretary of Upazila Awami League Tamijul Islam Shamim conducted the meeting With Zila Awami League President and nephew of Wazed Miah, Shayadat Hossain Bokul in the chair.
Earlier, on behalf of Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Zila Awami League President Shayadat Hossain Bokul, Vice-chancellor of BRUR Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Local Deputy Commissioner Asib Ahsan, Police Super Abu Maruf Hossain and representatives of Rangpur Dr.M.A Wazed Srity Sangsad, Dr.Wazed Research and Training Institute of the University and local educational institutions placed wreaths and offered Fateha and munajats seeking divine blessings for departed soul of Dr. Wazed and welfare of his family members.
Later, after Aster the Johr prayers, Begum Rokeya University arranged a milad mahfil at the university's central Jam-e-Mosque. Teachers, students, officials and employees of the university took part in the milad mahfil.
Besides, Jahangirnagar University also paid tribute to Wazed Miah. JU VC Farzana Islam paid tribute to Dr. Wazed at his mural and placed floral wreaths there as a mark of respect while Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Md. Amir Hossain , Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) Prof. Md. Nurul Alam , Deans of different departments , Acting Register, provosts, Proctor, teachers, officials and employees, among others, were present at the function.
On February 16 in 1942, Wazed Miah was born in a respectable Muslim family of Laldighi Fatehpur village under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur district.
He breathed his last in Dhaka on May 9, 2009 and was buried at the family graveyard at his village home in Rangpur.