Trapa Sarker, a student of Dhaka University's Peace and Conflict Studies Department has been awarded 'Tajuddin Ahmad Peace Gold Medal' for securing the highest CGPA in BSS (Hons) examination of 2018. Besides, Sanjida Zaman Raisa, a student of the same department has received 'Tajuddin Ahmad scholarship' for her brilliant academic performance.
Five students from other departments – Sumaiya Khanam (Botany), Rifat Ferdous Ananna (Zoology), Arzu Afrin Kathy (Development Studies), Suhrido Sadiq (Bangla) and Ifrat Jahan (Bangla) – have also received 'Tajuddin Ahmad Trust Fund Prizes' for securing the first, second, third, fourth and fifth places in the essay competition.
Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed medal, scholarship and prizes among the recipients as the chief guest at a function held on Sunday (Jul 31) at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university, said a press release.
DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Professor Dr Mohammad Samad presided over the function while Member of the Trustee Board Simin Hossain Rimi, MP, and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof Dr A S M Maksud Kamal addressed it as special guests.
Donor of the Trust Fund Mrs Sharmin Ahmad delivered welcome speech while litterateur Suhan Rezwan presented the memorial lecture. Chairman of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies of DU Saifuddin Ahmed gave vote of thanks.
DU VC Md Akhtaruzzaman paid glowing tributes to the memory of the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh Tajuddin Ahmad and said he had led the wartime Provisional Government during Liberation War in 1971.
He was a close confidant of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the VC mentioned. He urged the young generation to make themselves honest and patriotic citizen by following the ideals of Tajuddin Ahmad.