Dhaka, May 21, 2019 (UNB)- Prof Mahmudul Haque, honorary professor of the University of Dhaka on Tuesday received an award of Japanese government titled ‘the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon’.
The Government of Japan announced the name in the category of foreign recipients in 2019 ‘Spring Imperial Decorations’, Japanese Embassy said in a media statement.
Prof Mahmudul Haque received the award for his contribution to strengthen cultural exchange through promoting modern art in Japan and Bangladesh.
Prof Mahmudul Haque studied print making at the University of Tsukuba, Japan with a Japanese government-scholarship from 1981 to 1984.
As a faculty member of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Dhaka, he taught the art of block printing and the essence of Japanese art.
He was the Director of the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka from 1998 to 2000.
Prof Mahmudul Haque contributed to enhance bilateral cultural interaction between Japan and Bangladesh from 2004 to 2006 as the Director General of the Bangladesh National Museum.
He organized numbers of cultural exhibitions and seminars related to Japan and its culture in Dhaka.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday asked BSTI to make a list of companies and file a report within a month after testing milk and dairy products across the country.
In its report, the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution has been asked to include legal measures taken against companies involved with adulteration.
Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam’s bench issued the order.
Advocate Md Faridul Islam stood for the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BSFA), Advocate Sarkar MR Hasan moved for BSTI and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin represented the state.
The court issued the order when BSTI questioned the authenticity of a report provided by National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL) which found chemicals in samples of liquid and powder milk and dairy products.
Prof Dr Shahnnila Ferdousi, chief of NFSL, filed their report today and described the study prepared by the organisation.
The court on May 15 asked Dr Ferdousi to appear before it to learn about the processes followed during the tests.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB) – The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education Ministry on Tuesday suggested the government to nominate honest, competent and education promoters in the election to all the school managing or governing committees across the country.
The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendation at its third meeting held with its senior member Fazle Hossain Badsha in the chair, said an official release.
It also suggested taking measures to ensure risk-free and safe environment in all the educational institutions throughout the country.
The parliamentary body recommended strengthening the scouting activities with a view to enhancing awareness among the students of every educational institution to prevent road accidents.
Committee members Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Md Abdul Quddus, AKM Shajahan Kamal, MA Matin and Golam Kibria Tipu attended the meeting.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB)- Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary on Tuesday ordered police officials to ensure hassle-free Eid journey of holidaymakers.
He also ordered to ensure security at big shopping malls across the country.
Patwary gave the directives at a meeting on law and order and traffic management at the Police Headquarters.
He said that security would be ensured at the country's main Eid congregation ground.
The police chief instructed district and highway police to take necessary measures to stop extortion on highways. He said police will take necessary measures in coordination with different labor organisations and community police.
The IGP ordered to stop plying of human haulers on the highways.
He also ordered increasing police patrol during the Eid holidays and strengthening security system at important establishments and key point installations.
Senior officials of the Police headquarters and heads of police units and intelligence agencies attended the meeting.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged all to work together to maintain the current pace of development in the country keeping the peace and discipline unscathed.
"Our aim is to build Bangladesh as a prosperous, developed and peaceful country in South Asia. So, we’re carrying out our efforts to maintain peace and discipline in the country to keep up its development trend," she said.
The Prime Minister said this at an Iftar Mahfil hosted in honour of the leaders of various professional organisations at her official residence Ganobhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said it is not possible for a country to march forward without ensuring peace. “The government has been able to contain terrorism and militancy in the country, and the drive against these menaces will continue.”
The Prime Minister thanked law enforcement agencies for their relentless efforts in this connection saying that terrorism and militancy are a global problem, but in Bangladesh the government has been able to check it.
Mentioning that Bangladesh has been able to attain the recognition as a developing country, she urged all to work with united efforts for establishing the country as a developed and prosperous one.
She urged all to seek blessings of the Almighty so that peace and discipline prevail in the country.
"If we can maintain the trend of development we’ve started in Bangladesh, then all, including those living in rural areas, will get a beautiful, healthy and prosperous life. We’re praying for that and we’re working for that," she said.
Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of the ruling Awami League, said it is her all-time effort to make the people of the country fee from hunger and poverty, and reach the fruits of independence to every door of the country. "We want to build the country imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War."
The Prime Minister thanked the people of the country for having their trust and confidence in her to serve them again.
"I’m urging all to work from their respective positions to revive our glory that we had achieved through our independence but lost it after the brutal assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Now we can place our country in a dignified position on the global stage," she told her audience.
Those who attended the iftar party included vice-chancellors and teachers of different public and private universities, editors and journalists of different newspapers, news agencies and electronic media, physicians, engineers, lawyers, businesspeople, intellectuals, litterateurs, poets, writers, singers and sports personalities.
Before the iftar, a special munajat (prayer) was offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
Prayers were also offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other martyrs of the August-15 carnage and the martyrs of the Liberation War as well as the long life and good health of the Prime Minister.
Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Hafez Maulana Ehsanul Huq Jilani conducted the munajat.
Leaders of different professional bodies, including Peshajibi Samannaya Parishad, Bangladesh Medical Association, Krishibid Institution-Bangladesh, Institution of Engineers Bangladesh, Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad, Jatiya Press Club, Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), Awami Bangabanadhu Ainjibi Parishad, FBCCI, BGMEA and Sectors Commanders’ Forum were also present at the iftar event.