7th Gyantapas Abdur Razzak Lecture on “The Social Responsibilities of the Intellectual” held at Bangla Academy

Rajesh, Dhaka 3 November 2018

“95 percent of students in Bangladesh share no connection with books… The students are  simply not interested to read” — Eminent short story writer Professor  Hasan Azizul Haque

Professor Hasan Azizul Haque, an eminent short story writer of Bengali literature, delivered a public lecture on “The Social Responsibilities of the Intellectual” organised by Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation on 27th October 2018 at Abdul Karim Shahitya Bisharod Auditorium of Bangla Academy.

Haque said in grief that “95 percent of students in Bangladesh share no connection with books, and carry neither books nor pens even in the classrooms. The students are simply not interested to read.” The present education system in our country is totally ineffective and unproductive. Nothing good can be expected from this running education system, it is finished.”

To say about the teacher’s role in society he addressed that: “Our teachers are alienated from the society and they have no connection with the nation. As a result, we can’t provide productive students who can properly service the society.”

“The quality of our students is decreasing day by day. Now students don’t read any notebook or handbook. They just prepare themselves by reading their senior’s note and sheet,” he lamented.

National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman chaired the program. Dr Ahrar Ahmad, Director General, Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation and short story writer Abul Hasnat also spoke in the program.