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RP Saha's 123rd birthday celebrated

  • Published at 09:21 pm November 15th, 2019
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File photo of the mural of philanthropist Ranada Prasad Shaha Collected

Programs include panel discussion, seminar and drills by Bharateswari Homes' girls

The 123rd birth anniversary of Ranada Prasad Saha, a great philanthropist and champion of women's education, was celebrated in Tangail district.

Marking the day, several educational and health institutions including Kumudini Hospital, Bharateswari Homes, Kumudini Nursing School and College, and Kumudini Women's medical college – all established by the legendary philanthropist – organized various programs in Mirzapur of Tangail on Friday.  

Programs include panel discussion, seminar and drills by Bharateswari Homes' girls.

Special diets were distributed among the patients of the Kumudini Hospital.

Marking the birth anniversary, the villagers arranged a panel discussion and cultural program on November 19 at Ranada Nat Mandir in Mirzapur. National professor Rafiqul Islam was present as the chief guest at the program.

Saha was born in 1896, at Kachhur village of Savar, near Dhaka.

To empower girls through education, he established Bharateswari Homes in Mirzapur, and founded Kumudini Girls' College in Tangail, and Debendra College in Manikganj.

RP Saha set up a free dispensary, 750-bed hospital Kumudini Hospital. He also founded the Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (Bd) Ltd named after his mother.

RP Saha and his only son were abducted by the Pakistan Army and their collaborators in 1971.

On June 27, the International crimes tribunal had sentenced razakar Mahbubur Rahman to death for the murder of RP Saha, his son and 58 others.