The 35th death anniversary of Dr Aleem Al-Razee, a noted jurist, parliamentarian, educationist and philanthropist who passed away on March 15, 1985, was observed on Sunday in Delduar upazila with due solemnity.
A discussion and a doa mahfil was held at Dr Aleem Al-Razee High School in the upazila.
Headmaster of Dr Aleem Al-Razee High School, Habibur Rahman discussed about the life and works of the noted educationist on that day.
Locals, school teachers and students took part in the doa mahfil.
Besides, a discussion meeting was held at Tangail Law College on Monday.
Advocate Khan Mohammad Khaled, the principal of the Law College, presided over the meeting. Teachers of the college, Advocate MA Karim Mia, Advocate Humayun Kabir, and Advocate Probair Kumar Modok, addressed the programme.
Speakers noted that it would have been impossible for many people to be lawyers and judges in the past if Dr Aleem Al-Razee had not established the city law college in Dhaka. They described Dr Al-Razee was a liberal politician, dedicated educationist and a profound scholar.
At present, the country badly needs an iconic leader and powerful activist like him, they said.
At Razee’s tombstone in Banani graveyard, Dhaka, Dr Aleem Al Razee memorial council members laid floral wreaths in his commemoration and offered ‘fateha’ –an Islamic prayer for emancipation of his departed soul on 15th March.
Dr Al-Razee was at the forefront of all political struggles and socio-cultural movements unleashed in the country to establish democracy, human rights and freedom of expression of people.
An independent member of the then Pakistan National Assembly from 1965 to 1969, he played a pivotal role not only in defending freedom and democracy but also in passionately advocating the cause of the then East Pakistani Bengalees who were subjected to unjust domination, discrimination and deprivation by the ruling elites of the then West Pakistan in all spheres of life.
Dr Al-Razee devoted his life to promoting humanitarian and social causes. He donated a large part of his income earned as a practising lawyer, his village property to the school founded in his name and his vast private collection of rare and invaluable books to the Bangladesh Bar Association library.
Source: United News of Bangladesh