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Kazuko Bhuiyan Language Lab inaugurated at DU

Published : 14 Jun 2022 09:20 PM

Kazuko Bhuiyan Language Lab has been inaugurated at the Department of Japanese Studies of Dhaka University (DU). Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated it as the chief guest at a function held on Tuesdayat the department. This language lab has been established with the financial assistance from the Kazuko Bhuiyan Welfare Trust.

Chairman of the Department of Japanese Studies Dr. Abdullah-Al-Mamun presided over the inaugural function while Japanese Ambassador in Bangladesh Mr. ITO Naoki addressed it as special guest. Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Zia Rahman, Founding Chairman of Japanese Studies Department Prof. Dr. Abul Barkat and Chairman of Kazuko Bhuiyan Welfare Trust Mr. Mamtaz Uddin Bhuiyan also addressed the program.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman thanked Kazuko Bhuiyan Welfare Trust authorities for providing financial support in establishing language lab at Japanese Studies Department. This language lab will play an important role in strengthening bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Japan, he hoped. He also thanked Japanese Government for providing cooperation in overall development of Bangladesh as well as Dhaka University. These support and cooperation will be continued in the days to come, he also hoped.

Japanese Ambassador ITO Naoki said, DU Japanese Studies Department has been playing an important role to promote Japanese language and culture as well as strengthen bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Japan since its inception. The students of this department will work as the bridge of friendly ties between these two countries, he hoped.

It may be mentioned that Kazuko Bhuiyan was born on November 01, 1950 in Shizuoka, Japan. She got married with Mamtaz Uddin Bhuiyan and migrated to Bangladesh in 1973. Later she worked at Japanese Language School in Bangladesh as a teacher. She died on July 29, 2016 in a tragic road accident in Abu Dhabi.