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Cyber center opened at DU after name of Holey Artisan victim

DHAKA, May 24, 2017 (BSS) - A modern cyber center and archive after the name of Abinta Kabir, a victim of Holey Artisan terrorist attack, was inaugurated today at Dhaka University (DU) Fine Arts Faculty Library.

DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the 'Abinta Kabir Cyber Center and Archive', set up with the support of the Abinta Kabir Foundation, said a DU press release here.

Presided over by Fine Arts Faculty Dean Professor Nisar Hossain, the inaugural function was attended by Abinta Kabir Foundation Chairperson Nilu Rawshan Morshed, Abinta's mother Ruba Ahmed, other family members and DU Fine Art Faculty teachers and students.

Later, a memorial meeting on Abinta was held and a documentary was screened on her life and works in the function.

Addressing the memorial meeting, DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Arefin said Abinta's dream of doing something for the underprivileged people and her dedication to this end prove her patriotism. "But we are such ill-fated that we could not save her," he added.

Recalling Abinta's memory, her mother Ruba Ahmed became emotional and burst into tears in the function.

Former DU student Abinta Kabir was killed in the terrorist attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the city last year.

She was one of the youngest victims of the attack that left 23 people dead, including two police officers and 17 foreigners.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)