About Unnayan Shamannay
Unnayan Shamannay (UnSy) is a home-grown Bangladeshi non-profit and non-governmental research organization. However, its operational space is more than research; its building capacity, doing policy advocacy, assist networking and facilitate cultural learning. The members of Unnayan Shamannay have been striving to invigorate and further strengthen private sector initiatives for the socio-economic and cultural development of Bangladesh through a concerted grassroots approach. It is an innovative non-profit research organization of resourceful professionals working in the arena of research and development. It is engaged in quantitative and qualitative research work, training, communication and advocacy, cultural learning and developmental activities. Unnayan Shamannay was conceived in the light of a felt need for an alternative socio-cultural trend, a trend that encompasses the struggle for survival thriving on the creative talent of the people. This trend does not seek to depict the country as poverty-ridden. Rather it seeks to uphold the country as a free and resilient entity, demonstrating creativity and innovation that is inherent in its rich cultural legacy. It attempts to delve into this ingenious force, establish a linkage of the well-endowed heritage to the present and understand the future trend of development in a finer context.
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Launching Event of Book titled ‘Bangabandhu Bangladesher Proticchobi’
Bangabandhu Chair Professor of Dhaka University and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, Dr. Atiur Rahman said- “The youth of Bangladesh are eager to learn about Bangabandhu’s politics, his life, work and philosophy. I want to continue working to quench their thirst to learn about Bangabandhu. At the same time I want to enlighten the readers of West Bengal about Bangabandhu.” He said these today (26 February 2020) at the launching event of a book written by him titled ‘Bangabandhu Bangladesher Proticchobi’ held at Unnayan Shamannay conference room, Banglamotor, Dhaka. The book has been jointly published by Sampark Publishers from Kolkata and Gourob Publishers from Dhaka. The book was inaugurated by eminent cultural personality, Syed Hasan Imam and renowned folk-lore researcher and Chairman of Bangladesh National Museum, Shamsuzzaman Khan. Sunandan Roy Choudhuy from Sampark Publishers, S. M. Iftekhar Mahmud from Gourob Publishers, researchers, intellectuals, and media professionals were present at the event. Shamsuzzaman Khan said that the book written by Dr. Rahman will fill the void of not having quality books written on Bangabandhu to a significant extent. He opined that this book, on the one hand, will meet the demands of the researchers and on the other hand, will be able to cater to the demand of the general readers. Hasan Imam said- “Dr. Atiur has successfully presented an objective review of the life and works of Bangabandhu in this book. Such research-based works are of critical importance to ensure that Bangabandhu is rightly presented to the mass.” Press Release
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