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11:00 PM, July 30, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, July 30, 2009

'Include biography of Hena Das in textbooks'

Guests at a condolence meeting at Shilpakala Academy in the city yesterday observe one minute's silence in memory of Hena Das. Photo: STAR

Speakers at a condolence meeting yesterday urged the government to include the biography of Hena Das in textbooks, as she worked for establishing the women's rights.
They said Hena Das also played a significant role in the historic nankar movement, anti-British movement and the liberation war.
“The government should include the biography of leading women's rights leaders in the academic curriculum to encourage the young generation,” said Ayesha Khanam, president of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP).
The meeting was organised by BMP at the auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city.
BMP Vice President Dr Fawzia Muslem said Hena Das was a leader who always stood for deprived people.
Hayat Mahmud, a researcher and educationist, said the country now needs a leader like Hena Das who worked for underprivileged section of people.
BMP General Secretary Maleka Banu, President of Bangladesh Mahila Samity Selina Khaleq and daughter of Hena Das Champa Zaman also spoke at the condolence meeting.
BMP Vice President Khaleda Mahbub read out the condolence message while Editor of Ganamadhyam Kazi Sufia Akhter presented the biography of Hena Das at the meeting.
Earlier, a one-minute silence was observed to pay homage to the memory of Hena Das.

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