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Chairman Bangladesh Red Crescent Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder gets honorary doctorate degree

IR and Communications

February 23, 2018

Today in recognition of outstanding contribution to humanitarian services in Bangladesh, Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder, the chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, has been conferred an honorary doctorate (Ph.D.) degree from the Hanseo University, South Korea.

Mr. Hum ki Sun, president of the Hanseo University conferred him today with the honor degree at the graduation ceremony organized by the University.

His elder daughter, friend Prof. Kabir A Chowdhury were also present on the occasion. Senate members of the University, Bangladeshi students studying in South Korea, officials of the Korean Red Cross and volunteers, representatives of national and international organizations and expatriate Bangladeshi joined his conferring ceremony as well.

After receiving the certificate of honorary Doctorate Degree, he says `I am humbly grateful for this honor and I would like to dedicate this honor to the volunteers, governing board members and the entire dedicated staff of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. Also, I shall cherish this honor and shall engage myself to the humanitarian activities all my life.’ At the same time, he also praised Hanseo University.

Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society also mentioned Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country. And nowadys human sufferings in this country has been increased due to natural and man-made disasters.

He said, the massive influx of people from Rakhine state of Myanmar since August 2017, has created one of the largest humanitarian crises of the recent time. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society have implemented early warning program and quick movement assistance programs to the people in need through its volunteers with the support from a number of partners, including Korean Red Cross Society. On behalf of Bangladesh Red Crescent Societ, he expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Korean Red Cross Society and other National Societies for their humanitarian support in Bangladesh.

He also thanked both Hanseo University and Korean Red Cross Society for providing scholarship to the volunteers of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society since 2012, for nurturing them to globally competent human resource.

Mr. Chairman also earnestly expected that the mutual cooperation amongst Hanseo University, the Korean Red Cross Society and the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society will continue and contribute towards further strengthening combined efforts to be with suffering people anywhere in the world


Khaleda Akhter Laboni

Communication Officer

IR & Comm Dept.