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Dhaka University (DU) vice chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman has urged the university’s Department of Women and Gender Studies to set up a research centre after the name of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, reports news agency BSS.

“Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib inspired Bangabandhu to build a society with gender equality. If a research centre is established, it will help students study Bangamata’s philosophy and ideology on women progress and gender equality,” said Akhtaruzzaman.

He made the remarks at a webinar held recently titled “Bangabandhu’s thoughts on Gender and Development”, organised by Women and Gender Studies department marking the birth centenary of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said a university press release.

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Social science faculty dean Sadeka Halim addressed the webinar as special guest, with the department chairperson Sanzida Akhter in the chair.

The VC further said the government, under the dynamic leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been implementing various projects to ensure empowerment of women and establish their rights.

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