The district administration has completed preparations to observe the Rokeya Day-2018 with three-day programmes at her birthplace Pairaband village in Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur from December 9 next.
Deputy Commissioner and President of the Rokeya Day Observance Committee Enamul Habib said the observance will begin with placing of wreaths at Begum Rokeya Smritistambha in Pairaband village at 9 am on December 9, reports BSS.
The inaugural day programmes also include milad mahfil, screening of documentary films, spontaneous blood donation, blood group tests and inauguration of three-day `Rokeya Fair’ followed by discussion, staging drama and cultural function.
Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Joynul Bari will address the discussion as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib in the chair.
Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police Devdas Bhattacharya will address the discussion as the special guest.
Mithapukur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mamunur Rashid will delivered welcome speech.
Noted educationist and Rokeya researcher Professor Mohammad Shah Alam will present keynote essay on ‘Begum Rokeya’s Non-communal and Equity Thoughts’ in the discussion. Assistant Professor of the Department of Accounting and Information System of Begum Rokeya University Omar Faruk and General Secretary of Begum Rokeya Smritikendra Rafikul Islam Dulal will take part as main discussants.
On December 10, drawing, poem recitation, essay writing and debate competitions for the students in different categories and screening of documentary films will be organised.
Vice-chancellor of Begum Rokeya University Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah will attend the discussion as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Syed Enamul Kabir in the chair.
Police Super Mizanur Rahman and Deputy Director (Local Government) Ruhul Amin Mian as special guests will address the discussion to be followed by staging of drama and cultural function.