Father expressed his desire to get me admitted to Kumudini School: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to Tangail on Thursday to handover Danveer Ranada Prasad Shaha Gold Medals at Kumudini Complex in Mirzapur and to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of 31 development projects in the districts. After handover of gold medals she delivered speech as the chief guest.
At that time the Prime Minister memorized her childhood. She said, in 1956 or 57 my father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, mother and other family members came here. They visited the school and hospital. I can remember that my father became very pleased to see the beauty of this place and wanted to get me admitted to Kumudini School. Aftermath in 1958 martial law was imposed. My father was sent to jail. Our lessons were stopped. Later we did not come here. But after 1981, returning from abroad I came here several times.
About Danveer Ranada Prasad Shaha she said, he had earned money in one hand and donated it on the other hand. He donated money for girls’ education and treatment. He had offered chance for people to live like human being. Many types of works are being done through Kumudini Trust. Our cooperation for serving people will continue.
Sheikh Hasina said, on May 7, 1971 the invaders picked up Danveer Ranada Prasad Shaha and his son Bhabani Prasad Shaha from Kumudini Welfare Trust in Narayanganj and later they forced the dead bodies to disappear. Their family members never got the bodies back. We can understand the grief of losing near and dear ones.
She said, the example that Ranada Prasad Shaha set for expansion of women’s education, the rich people of the society should come forward in that way to serve the humanity.
She also said, my journey has begun with the grief of losing near and dear ones. I am working with the love of people. Now the world sees Bangladesh as a role model of development. We want to march forward more.
This year four renowned personalities were awarded the ‘Ranada Prasad Shaha Smarak Gold Medal-2019’. The four personalities are- National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Hoseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (posthumous), National Professor Rafiqul Islam and painter Shahabuddin Ahmed. The Prime Minister handed over the souvenirs.
To pay tribute to the memory of Danveer Ranada Prasad Shaha the ‘Ranada Prasad Shaha Smarak Gold Medal’ award was introduced from 2015 by the Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Limited.