Russel was an obedient polite boy: DU VC

Publish: 8:54 PM, October 18, 2020 | Update: 8:54:PM, October 18, 2020

DHAKA, – Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University (DU) Md. Akhtaruzzaman said Shaheed Sheikh Russel was very modest and humble boy who was also very respectful and obedient to his teachers.

“Little Russel was a very compassionate boy . . . his classmates liked him very much as he shared tiffins with them,” said Akhtaruzzaman while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a mural of Shaheed Sheikh Russel at University Laboratory School and College here today.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the mural and inaugurated ‘Shaheed Sheikh Russel Bhaban’ through video conference from his official Ganabhaban residence marking the 56th birth anniversary of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The event was jointly organised by the University Laboratory School and College and Awami League’s (AL) sub-committee on Relief and Social Welfare with DU VC Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

Later, the VC and other guests paid their deep respect to Sheikh Russel by placing wreaths at the mural.