Rajshahi University (RU) has opened Dr AR Mallik Lecture Hall at Department of History as recognition to Dr Mallik’s contributions.
RU Vice Chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan spoke at the lecture hall opening ceremony as the chief guest. Pro-VCs Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha and Prof Chowdhury Jakaria spoke as special guests with the history department chairman Prof Mortuza Khaled in the chair.
Arts Faculty Dean Prof Fazlul Haque, Social Science Faculty Dean Prof Fakhrul Haque and Honorary Professor of the History Department Shamsher Ali also spoke on the occasion, among others.
Dr Mallik was the first head of the department and founding provost of the RU’s Zinnah Hall, which name is now Sher-E-Bangla Fazlul Haque Hall. He was also project director and first Vice Chancellor of Chattogram University, first Education Secretary of independent Bangladesh, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Delhi, Professor Emeritus of Jahangirnagar University and Finance Minister. Dr Mallik had hoisted National Flag of Bangladesh at Chattogram University after the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu for the first time.