Eminent economist and former Bangladesh Bank Governor Professor Dr Atiur Rahman along with Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata Towfique Hasan placed a floral bouquet at the sculpture of Bangabandhu at the Baker Hostel in Kolkata yesterday morning marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
It may be noted that Bangabandhu was a resident of this hostel of the then Islamia College. A Bangabandhu memorial corner has been set up surrounding Room 24 of the Hostel.
While speaking to the press at this memorial corner Dr Rahman said that a significant part of his political life is associated with Baker Hostel. Besides pursuing his student politics as a growing leader he also conducted humanitarian activities including running gruel kitchen during 1943 Bengal famine and later providing relief to the victims of communal conflicts.
Indeed, this was the training ground for young politician Sheikh Mujib. Dr Rahman further emphasized that Bangabandhu was lucky to get support from the teachers of this college during his early leadership development.
On this mourning day of Bangladesh we recall the contributions of Bangabandhu for remaining focused on the interests of common masses which helped him become the Father of the Nation said Dr Rahman. Despite his physical absence he is all around us emphasized Dr Rahman.
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