President pays trbutes to Dr Wazed Mia


The 10th death anniversary of noted nuclear scientist Dr M A Wazed Mia is being observed today. President M Abdul Hamid yesterday paid rich tributes to the memory of Dr Wazed Miah, husband of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the occasion of his death anniversary. In a message on the eve of the day, Abdul Hamid recalled that Dr Wazed had made notable contributions to the field of atomic research during his lifetime.

He served the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission in different capacities successfully, the President said. He added that the area of Dr Wazed’s research was wide, covering issues like fundamental interaction and particle physics, nuclear and reactor physics, solid state physics, health and radiation physics, renewable energy and so on.

Abdul Hamid said ‘Jatiya Samannita Unnayan Foundation’ was established in 1997 at the advice of Wazed Miah. Dr Wazed Miah will remain a source of inspiration to the future generation for his works, he said. President Abdul Hamid said Wazed Miah had also contributed to the national politics silently side by side with carrying out scientific researches.

He recalled that Dr Wazed was arrested during the movement against Aiyub Khan’s military rule in 1962. Hamid said he (Dr Wazed) tied knot with the elder daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman-Sheikh Hasina-on November 17 in 1967 and stood beside the family of Bangabandhu during the Liberation War in 1971.

The President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of Dr Wazed Miah. Meanwhile, Pirganj Upazila unit of Awami League, Dr MA Wazed Foundation, 14-party components and front ranking organizations of Awami League have chalked out elaborate programs to observe the day in a befitting manner. On the occasion different organizations would pay tributes to Dr Wazed Mia by placing wreath at his graveyard and offer doa mahfil.

After asr prayers a discussion, doa and iftar mahfil would be arranged at ‘Joysadan’. M A Wajed Mia authored a number of texts in physics and some political history books and served as the Chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission.