Eminent economist, former Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Bangabandhu Chair Professor of Dhaka University Dr Atiur Rahman said he will continue inspiring the young generation through enlightening them more about the life and works of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“The fascinating fact about our youth of Bangladesh is that they are eager to learn about Bangabandhu’s politics, his life, work and philosophy – who himself was an institution. I want to continue working to quench their thirst to learn about Bangabandhu,” Dr Atiur said at the launching event of his new book titled ‘Bangabandhu Bangladesher Proticchobi’ at Unnayan Shamannay conference room, Banglamotor in the capital.
“While I am entitled to help our youth to discover Bangabandhu in new lights, at the same time I want to enlighten the readers of West Bengal too about Bangabandhu,” he said about his new book.
Jointly published by Gourob Publishers from Dhaka and Sampark Publishers from Kolkata, the book was inaugurated by eminent cultural personality Syed Hasan Imam and renowned folklore researcher and Chairman of the board of trustees of Bangladesh National Museum, Shamsuzzaman Khan.
“Dr. Atiur has successfully presented an objective review of the life and works of Bangabandhu in this book. Such research-based works are of critical importance to ensure that Bangabandhu is rightly presented to the masses,” Syed Hasan Imam said on Dr Atiur’s new publication.
Shamsuzzaman Khan said that the book will fill the void of not having quality books written on Bangabandhu to a significant extent.
“This book, on the one hand, will meet the demands of the researchers - and on the other hand, will be able to cater to the demand of the general readers,” he said at the launching event.
Sunandan Roy Choudhury from Sampark Publishers, S. M. Iftekhar Mahmud from Gourob Publishers, researchers, intellectuals and journalists also attended the book launching ceremony, among others.