Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

PM to hand over Ranada Prasad Saha Gold Medal tomorrow

Published 10:52 pm | March 13, 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Tangail tomorrow on a daylong visit to hand over “Danveer Ranada Prasad Saha Gold Medal” at Kumudini Complex in Mirzapore and inaugurate and lay foundation stones of 31 development projects in the district.

The prime minister will also exchange views with senior government officials of the district during her visit.

Prime Minister’s Office sources said after arrival at the Kumudini Complex helipad in Mirzapore by an Air Force helicopter in the morning, the prime minister will be given a guard of honour by the district police.

Sheikh Hasina will later inaugurate and lay foundation stones of 31 of development projects in the district by unveiling their plaques from the Kumudini Complex, the sources said.

Afterwards, the prime minister will join the “Danveer Ranada Prasad Saha Gold Medal” handing over ceremony as the chief guest at the Kumudini Complex.

Sheikh Rehana, younger daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be present as the special guest at the function to be organized by Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD).

BSS Tangail correspondent said four eminent persons will be given this year’s “Danveer Ranada Prasad Saha Gold Medal” on the occasion of the completion of 86 years of the services of the Kumudini Welfare Trust.

They are legendary political leader and former Prime Minister of erstwhile Pakistan Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (posthumous), National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (posthumous), Nazrul expert and researcher Professor Rafiqul Islam and eminent painter Sahabuddin.

On behalf of Suhrawardy, Sheikh Rehana will receive the gold medal from the premier, while Khilkhil Kazi, a granddaughter of Poet Nazrul, will receive the medal on behalf of the National Poet.

In honour of the prime minister, the students of the Bharateswari Homes will perform colorful display and cultural function.

Sheikh Hasina will also open the 86 years celebration function of Kumudini Welfare Trust services.

In the afternoon, she will exchange views with senior government officials of the district at the same place, the sources added.

Concluding her visit to Tangail, the premier will return to the capital in the afternoon.

To welcome the prime minister, Kumudini Complex has been colorfully decorated and all preparations were completed there.

Director (education) of Kumudini Welfare Trust and former principal of Bharateswari Homes Protiva Mutsuddi said Ranada Prasad Saha, popularly known as RP Saha, was a renowned businessman and philanthropist of the subcontinent.

RP Saha donated all his wealth to the country and the people, she said.

He founded many institutions like Bharateswari Homes, Ranada Prasad Saha University, Kumudini Hospital, Kumudini Women’s Medical College, Kumudini Nursing School and College, Tangail Kumudini Girls’ College, Mirzapore Degree College, Mirzapore SK Pilot Boys’ and Girls’ High School and Manikganj Debendra College, said Protiva Mutsuddi, an Ekushey Padak recipient.

During the Liberation War, RP Saha and his only son Bhabani Prasad Saha were picked up from their home by the Pakistani army and their collaborators on May 7 in 1971 and brutally killed by them.

Kumudini family introduced the “Danveer Ranada Prasad Saha Gold Medal” in 2015 in memory of the philanthropist.


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