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UGC accords reception to three National Professors
University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh accorded grand reception to the three newly-appointed National Professors for their enviable achievements and contribution in many areas of human activities. They are Professor Emeritus Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Professor Emeritus Dr. Anisuzzaman and Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury. UGC organized the programme at its auditorium on 09 July 2018 to honour the National Professors for the first time.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, MP graced the reception ceremony as the Chief Guest. Md. Sohrab Hossain, Secretary, Secondary and Higher Education Division, Ministry of Education was present as Special Guest on the occasion. Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC presided over the ceremony. Dr. Md. Khaled, Secretary, UGC delivered the address of welcome.
Terming National Professors as lighthouse of the knowledge, the Education Minister said that the nation and country has been enlightened by their knowledge, skills and wisdom. He observed that the National Professor represents an epitome of dignity, conscience, patriotism, devotion and the very essence of human values. The Minister thanked the UGC for organizing such a programme to accord the reception to the renowned educationists.
He said that university is the storehouse of knowledge where new knowledge will be created and knowledge will be disseminated among the stakeholders. Laying emphasis on education to take the country ahead, the Minister said the budgetary allocation has been increased in research in excellence of higher education and in creation of new knowledge.
UGC Chairman, in his presidential speech, observed that these eminent educationists have given correct directions to the nation at various crisis moments of the country. The people will follow their footprints of these enlightened educationists.
UGC Members Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr. Md. Akhter Hossain, Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali; National Professor Dr. Shahla Khatun, ex-UGC Chairman Professor Nazrul Islam, National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Harun-or-Rashid, Jagannath University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Mijanur Rahman, Vice-Chancellors from different public and private universities, educationalists, memebrs of the civil society, high officials from Ministry of Education and UGC, were present on the occasion.