All public colleges would have sculpture of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman installed in their respective campuses to mark observing the ‘Mujib Barsho’ celebration.
The Ministry of Education has taken the decision at a recent meeting. The Mujib Barsho or the birth centenary of Bangabandhu will be celebrated for one year from March 17, 2020.
Sources in the Education Ministry said that all deputy commissioners, Upozila Nirbahi Officers (UNO) of every Upazila and the principals of every government college have already been given directives in this regard.
The implementation of the directives will be monitored by the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
Professor Md Shahedul Khabir Chiowdhury, a Director (College & Administration Wing) of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, said, “The decision of the installation of the sculptures of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at every government college has been taken by the Ministry of Education with a view to enhancing knowledge about Bangabandhu and his roles and sacrifices for the nation.”
“A large number of colleges already have installed the sculpture of Bangabandhu on their campuses before the government decision. But those college do not have the sculpture, they will have to install the sculpture during the Mujib Barsho celebration”, said Professor Md Shahedul Khabir Chiowdhury.
Those 304 colleges, which have recently been nationalized, will also have to install the Bangabandhu sculpture on their own campuses. An order in this regard has been sent to them on January 14.
According the Education Ministry sources, apart from the installation of the sculptures, all the colleges will have to arrange various publications and cultural functions as part of the celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu. Local administrations will help and assist the colleges in the implementation of the programmes.
The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on March 17 in 1920 at a village of Tungipara upazila in Gopalganj. The War of Liberation was held under his leadership. But, a group of derailed army officers assassinated him along with almost all of his family members at his Dhanmondi residence on August 15 in 1975.