Dhaka – University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh on Monday accorded reception to the newly appointed three national professors – Emeritus Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Emeritus Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman and Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury.Addressing the reception ceremony arranged by UGC at its conference room as chief guest, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said, these three professors are the lighthouse of knowledge.
They contributed a lot to the country with their knowledge, skills and wisdom, the minister said adding that the new generation should follow the footprint of these professors to build up a modern country.
“It is the honour of the whole country to recognise the three persons as national professors”, said the Education Minister adding that the national professors represents an epitome of dignity, conscience, patriotism, devotion and the very essence of human values.
He also stressed on the need of modern higher education to build new generation as the developers of the country.
Special guest Secondary and Higher Education Division, (MoE) Secretary Sohrab Hossain said, government has recognised the deserving people for this position. The three professors have taught the nation honesty, sincerity, rebellion throughout their lives.
While receiving reception, Prof Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Prof Dr. Anisuzzaman and Prof Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury expressed their feelings and remembered their teachers and students who supported them throughout their journey.
Prof Jamilur Reza said, the satisfaction he got from working for the country, he won’t get that from anywhere else in the world.
Prof Anisuzzaman said that the country has given him much more than he gave to the country.
Prof Rafiqul Islam said, it is because of the love and support of his teachers and students he has come so far.
While presiding over the ceremony, UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan said that these eminent educationists have given correct directions to the nation at various crisis moments of the country.
UGC members and renowned educationists were present in the occasion.
Earlier on June 19, 2018 the government appointed the noted educationists as national professors for a five year term.UNB