Kazi Rafiqul Alam is an exemplary man. The book titled ‘Kazi Rafiqul Alam O Unnayan Agrajatrai Dhaka Ahsania Mission’ is not just a memoir, or a historical document, it is one of the resources of thought to move forward.
The Chairperson of BRAC and Executive Chairman of PPRC Hossain Zillur Rahman, the Chief guest at the ceremony said this at the launch of the book ‘Kazi Rafiqul Alam O Unnayan Agrajatrai Dhaka Ahsania Mission’ held at the head office of Dhaka Ahsania Mission in Dhanmondi on Saturday, November 28, 2020.
He further said, “I think that Kazi Rafiqul Alam has brought in his own life and in the lives of countless people through his organization, is the combination of mission and philosophy.”
Kazi Rafiqul Alam, the man of the program, said, “DAM is a shining example of reality in action. We have already received the state’s highest recognition ‘Independence Medal’. Through our work, we have also received a lot of international recognition. The list is long.”
He added that there is no room of self-satisfaction. In all aspects, we have a lot of work to be done. Time is running out very fast. We have to act responsibly. We have to work with new initiatives with the changing world.
Rasheda K Chowdhury, Former Advisor to the Caretaker Government and Executive Director of the CAMPE said Kazi Rafiqul Alam has himself become an institution while building institutions. He is a role model in this case. His values in the field of women’s development are incomparable.
Professor Dr. M. Shamsher Ali said, Kazi Rafiqul Alam is a dreamer.
Former Secretary and Former Chairman of the NBR Dr. Abdul Mazid said that Allah has accepted his thoughts and signs of good deeds.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission General Secretary Dr. SM Khalilur Rahman presided over the ceremony. Among others, former governor of Bangladesh Bank and a prominent economist Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Prominent Academician and Former Chairman of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board Muhammad Eltasuddin, Professor ShafiulAlam,Shakhawat Ali and Abdul Bari-al-Baki spoke on the occasion.
Former Chief Executive Officer of DAM’s Center for International Education and Development (CINED) Shahnewaz Khan gave an introductory speech and Executive Director of DAM Dr. M. Ehsanur Rahman conducted the ceremony.
Former Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Dr. MH Khan, Professor Abu Tayyab Abu Ahmed, Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr.Mohammed Farashuddin,Former Health Secretary Fazlur Rahman and Managing Director of Hajj Finance Company Rumi EhsanulHaque among others were also present on the occasion.
Hazrat Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.) throughout his life has sung the triumph of humanity with the combination of theology and worldliness. The seed of the Dhaka Ahsania Mission, which he sowed with the philosophy of ‘Divine and Humanitarian Service’, has now spread beyond the borders of the country to the rest of the world. Kazi Rafiqul Alam is one of the pioneers in making his ideals and philosophy known all over the world.
The book ‘Kazi Rafiqul Alam and Dhaka Ahsania Mission in Development Advancement’ has been arranged with the writings of some local and foreign personalities who have seen and come in close contact with Kazi Rafiqul Alam.