Staff Reporter : About 132 years of its establishment, a portrait (mural) of the founder Raja Girish Chandra Roy has been installed in Sylhet’s Murarichand (MC) College campus, one of the monuments of Bangladesh’s heritage. The official unveiling took place on the afternoon of Saturday, November 18. The portrait of Khan Bahadur Syed Abdul Majid Kaptan Mia, the then Education Minister of Assam Government, who was the leader in overcoming the crisis of existence of this educational institution after completing the construction work in the next few days, will also be unveiled.
The portrait has been created by the initiative of Ex-Murarian i.e. alumni of MC College. Inaugurated by the current Principal Alumni Professor Abul Enam Md Riaz. Former principals, professors and students were present at this time. Many of the current teachers and students were also present. Later floral tributes were paid to the memory of Raja Girish Chandra Roy.
The program started with the performance of the National Anthem. After the unveiling of the portrait, the discussion started. Prabir Roy, associate professor of mathematics department of MC College, member of the entrepreneur mural construction committee, delivered the welcome speech. Principal Professor Abul Enam Md Riaz, former principal Nitai Chandra Chand, former professor Parimal Dev, former professor Tapan Kanti Dhar, current Vice-Principal Saif Uddin Ahmed, former student Bangla TV Special Correspondent Al Azad, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Medical University registrar AFM Fazlur Rahman, BTV correspondent Muktadir Ahmad Mukta, Journalist Shahed Ahmad, Akkash Khan and current student league organizers Hossain Ahmad and Ashraful Islam expressed solidarity with the initiative and commemorated. Abdul Ahad, coordinator of the mural construction committee, gave the closing speech. Najma Parveen was the moderator.
Principal Professor Abul Enam Md Riaz said that the ongoing construction of the portrait of Khan Bahadur Syed Abdul Majid Kaptan Mia will be completed and unveiled very soon.
Earlier, a minute’s silence was observed to pay respect to the memory of late theater organizer Mishfaq Ahmad Chowdhury Mishu, one of the initiators of the mural construction.
Finally there was a cultural program. Prominent artists of Sylhet participated in it.
A commemorative collection titled ‘Sabuj Paran’ was also released to mark the unveiling of Raja Girish Chandra Roy’s portrait.