Sheikh Russel mural unveiled, building inaugurated in city


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday unveiled the mural of Sheikh Russel and inaugurated 'Shahid Sheikh Russel' building at University Laboratory School and College in Dhaka, joining from her official residence Ganabhaban through a videoconference.

The University Laboratory School and College and the Relief and Social Welfare Sub-Committee of the Awami League organised the event jointly.

Presided over Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman, Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, Education Minister Dipu Moni, Chairman of Relief and Social Welfare Sub-Committee of Awami League AKM Rahmatullah, Member Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and Principal of University Laboratory School and College Selina Banu spoke. Deputy Minister of Education Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury, DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (administration) Prof Muhammad Samad and Pro-Vice Chancellor (education) Prof ASM Maqsood Kamal, among, others were present.

Russel, the youngest brother of Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18, 1964, at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi. He was assassinated on August 15, 1975, along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.