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12:00 AM, March 16, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 16, 2016

ULAB screens documentary on Anwara Bahar Choudhury

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has screened a documentary on renowned educationist, writer, and cultural activist Anwara Bahar Choudhury on March 14 at ULAB auditorium in the city.

The documentary has been conceptualized, narrated, and produced by Iqbal Bahar Choudhury, while videography has been done by Samir Kushari, says a press release.  

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Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman attended the event as chief guest, while Professor Imran Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of ULAB, gave the welcome speech at the screening ceremony.

Anwara Bahar Choudhury, a pioneer of women awakening in Bangladesh, played a significant role behind empowerment of women. She is one of the founders of Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA) in Dhaka. In the early 1960s, she worked as the deputy leader of a cultural delegation to Iran, Iraq and the former Soviet Union. During her lifetime, she penned a number of acclaimed books.

One of her numerous contributions to the nation includes establishment of a college in 1969 named after her husband, Habibullah Bahar. The luminary breathed her last on October 27, 1987.

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