You are cordially invited to The Sixth Annual Tajuddin Ahmad Memorial Lecture.
Tajuddin Ahmad Peace Gold Medal ( Shanti Shorno Padok), award and prize conferring ceremony.
Venue: The University of Dhaka, Senate bhaban Main Auditorium
Time 4 p.m
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Keynote Speaker : Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam. The department of English, University of Dhaka
The Department of Peace and Conflict Resolution of Dhaka University proudly announces
Adiba Sultana Meem, as the recipient of Tajuddin Ahmad Peace Gold Medal and Mahbuba Islam Meem, recipient of the Female Empowerment scholarship, 2017
The five finalists of the Essay contest will receive prizes at the ceremony. Essay Topic- Tajuddin Ahmad: Ek Ananynna Neta, Manush o Rashtro Nayok ( Tajuddin Ahmad: An Extraordinary leader, Man and Statesman)
Dear Reepi – after you asked me which of the essays I liked thebest in Muktir Kandari Tajuddin, I leafed through the book again. As all of the essays/articles are very well written and informative, it was hard for me to choose. But I finally decided on 4 of them. Here is the list and the reasons I chose them:
1. Sath June Choy Dofa Dibosh Sharane – it informs the reader about the drafting and the evolution of the Choy Dofa and throws insights on the inner workings with commentaries by Mr. Tajuddin Ahmed. Also, how Mr. Bhutto ran away from the proposed debate on the Choy Dofa with Sheikh Mujib.
2. Alor Pother Jatri – you tackle a very difficult subject of what happens when our body dies in a commendable way. You tie together your family’s experiences with the readings you have done on the subject. The result is a profound and reflective experience for the reader.
3. Tajuddiner Manoshkonna – I may have mentioned before I liked this piece. It speaks volumes about a very touching side of Mr. Tajuddin Ahmed. That he would raise his sister’s child as a single person shows a profound sense of responsibity and affection towards Anar. Also, Anar continued as a full member of your family when he married your mother and all of you came along. This is an extremely touching,non-political side of your father. It reflects well on all of you, especially your mother.
4. Udayer Pathe Shuni Jar Bani – Dr. Mizan Rahman’s essay touches upon different aspects of Mr. Tajuddin’s activites, character and accomplishments. Also, it reflects upon the unusual closeness Mr. Tajuddin felt towards Sheikh Mujib, his leader. It is well researched and comes from a scholar who is not a member of your family. It sheds an independent viewpoint.
The yearly essay contest organized by Dhaka University and Peace and Conflict Studies department on the life and works of Tajuddin Ahmad have attracted students from various departments. Their enthusiadtic participation and spirit to delve deeper into history have been inspirational. Attached is the picture of the poster-announcement of the contest.
Theme: Tajuddin Ahmad: Extraordinary leader, man and stateman.
Today July 23, 2017 is Bongo Taj Tajuddin Ahmad birthday.
If he were alive he would have been 92 years today. He left this world at mere age fifty while earning a life time achievement, that is to liberate his beloved country Bangladesh in 1971. Hope the new generation will learn from his examples and pursue truth, honesty, knowledge and humility.
Sharmin Ahmad, founder of Tajuddin Ahmad Memorial Trust at the Asiatic Society, speaks of her father Tajuddin Ahmad’s legacy and contribution.
Barrister Tania Amir commented- The First Bangladesh government was the most efficient and successful government of Bangladesh ব্যারিস্টার তানিয়া আমীর – প্রথম বাংলাদেশ সরকার বাংলাদেশের সবচাইতে দক্ষ ও সফল সরকার
Followed by Question and answers. Part 4
October 29, 2016