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The district administration has completed necessary preparations to observe the Rokeya Day- 2018 in a befitting manner at her birthplace Pairaband village in Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur from today, reports BSS.Deputy Commissioner and President of the Rokeya Day Observance Committee Enamul Habib said the three-day observance will begin from Sunday with placing wreaths at Begum Rokeya Smritistambha in Pairaband village at 9 am.
The inaugural day programmes 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 inaugural day discussion as the chief guest with the Deputy Commissioner in the chair.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police Devdas Bhattacharya will address the discussion as special guest. Mithapukur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mamunur Rashid will delivered welcome speech.
Former Head of the Department of Bengali of Rangpur Begum Rokeya Government College Professor Mohammad Shah Alam will present keynote paper 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.
Noted educationist Dr Nasima Akhter will present keynote essay on “Contemporary Freedom of Women and Begum Rokeya’s Thoughts” while Professor Arefina Begum of Begum Rokeya Government College will take part as main discussant.
On the concluding day on December 11, Professor of the Department of Bengali of Begum Rokeya University Dr Sorifa Salowa Dina will present keynote paper on “Begum Rokeya’s Thoughts on Motherland” in the discussion.
Assistant Professor of Kawnia Degree College Professor Dr Swasswato Bhattacharya and former Regional Director of Rangpur Kendra of Bangladesh Betar Monwara Begum will take part as main
discussants.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Abdullah Sajjad will address the concluding day discussion as the chief guest with Deputy Director (Local Government) Ruhul Amin Mian in the chair.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (Revenue) Abu Taher Md Masud Rana and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Sharif Muhammad Foyezul Alam will address as special guests.

The chief guest will distribute prizes and medals among winners of different competitions in the concluding ceremony to be followed by staging of drama and cultural function to end the three-day observance at night.