The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will begin its “Bangabandhu Lecture Series” on Tuesday, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Former Finance Minister and freedom fighter AMA Muhith will deliver the keynote at the inaugural lecture on the first day of the month of Victory which will be held at the newly-built Foreign Service Academy at State guesthouse Sugandha.
Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi will attend it as a special discussant. The programme will begin at 11am.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will connect it virtually from his residence.
After the Independence of Bangladesh, Sugandha became Gonobhaban housing the first Prime Minister Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for 1972 to 1974.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Bangabandhu Centre for Diplomatic Strategy and Research.
The Lecture Series will continue till Mujib Borsho and 50 years celebrations of Independence, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
There will be questions and answers session after the delivery of keynote speech.
Diplomats from home and abroad, intellectuals, senior officials from public and private sectors will join the event both in person and virtually.
Private television channels Ekattor, Channel i, DBC and News24 will broadcast the event while The Business Standard will go live through Facebook page.
Nobel laureate and Indian economist Amartya Kumar Sen will deliver keynote speech at the second lecture in January.
Prof Rehman Sobhan is expected to join too at that time.
At least one lecture will be delivered each month.
The Lecture Series will be held at Bangladesh Missions abroad too.
Source: United News of Bangladesh