Book on Tarique’s politics unveiled at Ocford

The publication ceremony of a book titled Political thought of Tarique Rahman, senior vice chairman of the opposition BNP, was held at Cambridge University in the UK on Wednesday.Francis Davis, a fellow at the University of Cambridge was present at the function as the chief guest, according to available information received in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Policy Forum (BPF) Cambridge, a policy think tank based at the world famous University of Cambridge, organised the publication ceremony.
The book titled “The Political Thought of Tarique Rahman”, comprises seventeen articles from distinguished national and international professionals including former President, former Prime Minister, former Speaker, former Ambassadors, former Vice-Chancellors, reputed journalists, among others.
Tarique Rahman attended the programme and sat with the audience, but did not speak on the occasion.
Francis Davis, also a former Director of the University’s Las Casas Institute of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Justice, came down from stage and handed over to Tarique Rahman a copy of the book.
Amir Khashru Mahmud Chowdhury, Adviser to the BNP Chairperson, was present along with other prominent figures of the British Bangladeshi community and Cambridge-based national and international scholars.
Hosted by the President of BPF Mahdi Amin, the ceremony was addressed, among others, by Francis Davis, former European Parliament Member John Clayton, Director of Young Foundation Dr David Edgar, journalist Saleh Shibly, BPF Adviser Humaiun Kabir and BPF Secretary Tamina Chowdhury.
The speakers hailed Tarique Rahman’s unique bottom-up policy-making in the empowerment of the grassroots people of Bangladesh.
They reiterated Tarique Rahman’s effort of building a better Bangladesh and hoped that he will continue his efforts to build a progressive Bangladesh.
They echoed that Bangladesh should avoid the negative examples of the West, pointing to the financial downturn and explaining that Bangladesh can export human qualities like generosity, hospitality and family values to the West under the competent leadership of Tarique Rahman.
The book was jointly edited by Saleh Shibly, Ashik Islam, Mahdi Amin and Humaiun Kabir, and outlines some of the initiatives that shape Tarique Rahman’s politics and commitment to the people of Bangladesh.
(Staff Reporter)

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