From Our Correspondent
SILCHAR, February 24: Barak Education Society (BES) felicitated the Islamic thinker, educationist and intellectual Moula Taeibur Rahman Barbuiya at a programme held at district library auditorium here to commemorate the 58th death anniversary of the first education minister of India Moula Abul Kalam Azad recently.
The chief advisor of the society Taimur Raja Choudhury presided over the iugural ceremony. The Vice-Chancellor of Assam University, Prof. Somth Dasgupta graced the occasion as the chief guest. The additiol deputy commissioner of Cachar, A R Sekh and MLA of Katigorh constituency Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya attended the occasion as the guests of honour.
Prof. Somth Dasgupta gave away the prestigious Moula Azad Smarak Saman Award to Moula Taeibur Rahman Barbuiya. In every two years, the Society gives away the award to a distinguished persolity of Barak Valley in memory of Abul Kalam Azad.
While delivering presidential speech, Taimur Raja Choudhury said that the society has been working for promoting quality education in the society since it was established in the year 1997. He mentioned that the society is a non-political, non-commul, socio-educatiol voluntary organisation. The MLA of Katigorah, Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya who is also the patron of the Society said that through the initiative taken by the society the students and educationists of the region will get inspired to work towards creating an ideal atmosphere for the pursuance of quality education.
Joydeep Biswas of Cachar College presented paper on the contribution of Abul Kalam Azad towards establishing the foundation of modern education in India.
The dignitaries said that Moula Azad always worked for the larger interest of the people. He always preferred to be out of limelight. Azad was a scholar, a jourlist and above everything else, a great believer and supporter of Hindu–Muslim unity. They said that Azad was one of the few Muslim intellectuals who opposed the partition of the country on religious lines. They called Azad as “one of the tallest leaders of freedom struggle and a true tiolist”
The Society felicitated four other persolities of the valley for their achievements in different fields at the programme. They were well-known writer, Dr. Sibotopan Basu, who is also the former principal of the binchandra College, Dr. Rabi Kann, Director of the Cachar Cancer Hospital, Mahabubul Bare, well-known Sanskrit fellow and Dr. Paulus V. D, a renowned English writer.