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POST TIME: 17 February, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 16 February, 2019 11:37:39 PM
Dr Wazed Miah’s birthday celebrated
BSS, Dhaka

Dr Wazed Miah’s birthday celebrated

Dr M A Wazed Miah Memorial Foundation organises a meeting at the National Press Club in the capital yesterday marking the sceintist’s 77th birth anniversary. Focus Bangla Photo

The 78th birthday of internationally reputed nuclear scientist and Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina’s husband Dr MA Wazed Miah was celebrated yesterday. On February 16 in 1942, Wazed Miah affectionately called ‘Sudha 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 in his native village at Pirganj.

Different political and socio-cultural organisations chalked out programmes in the capital city and 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.

A number of organizations chalked out elaborate daylong programmes to celebrate the birthday of Dr Wazed in a befitting manner at Laldighee Fatehpur village as well as in Rangpur city.

General Secretary of Dr Wazed Smriti Sangsad (DWSS) Saiful Islam Jahangir told that the organisation arranged a two-day programme to mark the day on February 15 and 16.

Drawing competitions, descent hand writing, poem recitation and patriotic song for the children and adolescents were arranged at 3 pm on the Town Hall premises in Rangpur city yesterday.

On February 16 in the morning, leaders of the DWSS placed wreaths at the grave of Dr Wazed Miah, arrange Ziarat and offer Fateha in his birthplace of Laldighee Fatehpur village under Pirganj upazila in the district.