A.B.M. Manjur Kader (Babul Akhter) Trust Fund established at DU

ABM copy (560 x 367)In memory of noted Freedom Fighter and newscaster Babul Akhter a trust fund titled ‘A.B.M. Manjur Kader (Babul Akhter) Trust Fund’ has been established at the Department of Soil, Water and Environment of Dhaka University recently. In order to set up this fund younger brother of Babul Akhter Masud Kader Mona handed over a cheque for Tk. 5 lac to Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin today (Tuesday), 17 September 2013 at the Vice-Chancellor’s office.
Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique was present on this occasion. Besides, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) Prof. Dr. Nasreen Ahmad, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Dr. Sahid Akhter Hossain, Acting Dean of Biological Sciences Prof. Dr. S.M. Emamul Haque, Chairman of the Department of Soil, Water and Environment Prof. Dr. Md. Aminur Rahman Majumder, Acting Registrar Syed Rezaur Rahman and some close friends of Babul Akhter were present on this occasion. Out of the income of this donation,
every year two poor but meritorious students (one male and one female) of 4thyear (Hons.) class of the Department of Soil, Water and Environment of Dhaka University will be given scholarship. Besides, every year ‘Babul Akhter Memorial Lecture’ will be arranged at the university. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Arefin Siddique thanked the donor and family members of Babul Akhter for setting up this Trust Fund at Dhaka University.
It may be mentioned that Babul Akhter joined the Liberation War in 1971 when he was a final year Masters student of the Department of Soil, Water and Environment of Dhaka University.
He was a renowned newscaster of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra. Besides, he was newscaster of Bagladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television for long time.
He died on January 14 in 2006.


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