A grand launching ceremony of the book titled 'Legal Stories of Life' authored by Barrister Omar H. Khan was held on June 27, 2018 at The Westin, Dhaka. This book provides necessary insight, in sufficient details, into various problems encountered by the people of Bangladesh on a daily basis. Having less usage of legal jargons, this is a compilation of the author's responses to the readership of the popular English daily, The Daily Star in its fortnightly column namely 'Your Advocate'. The richly written replies to real-life stories make the book a very interesting read, promising to be an excellent resource to students, educators, young-lawyers and the people at large.
The book is divided into several chapters, namely, Commercial, Criminal, Employment, Family, Property and Miscellaneous. National Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman has written the foreword of the book. Renowned painters of Bangladesh, namely, Rafiqun Nabi, Monirul Islam, Shahid Kabir, Jamal Ahmed, Rokeya Sultana, Mohammad Iqbal and Mustafa Khalid Palash have painted seven paintings for the book, which also tell the story from an artistic point of view.
In order to increase the practical utility of the book, a total of nine photographs has been used in this book, selected through a photography contest organised for amateur photographers. As such the book focuses on legal stories not only through the theoretical legal write-ups, but also through the paintings and photographs.
Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and hoped that the circulation of the book in various educational and other institutions may prove to be very useful for shaping the future of legal compliance amongst the youth and the society as a whole.
Special guests were National Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman, His Excellency Dr. René Holenstein, Ambassador of Switzerland in Bangladesh, Mr. Justice Syed Reefat Ahmed, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Dr. Kamal Hossain, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and Barrister M Amir Ul Islam, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Invited two hundred and fifty guests included many other prominent figures from different spheres of the society, including more than fifty diplomats from different foreign missions, persons from the civil society, Professors of different universities, eminent lawyers, representatives from reputed business houses, artists, media personalities and different other professionals.
Event covered by Law Desk.