Dhaka, 13 March 2018: National Defence College (NDC) organized a day-long seminar on “Reform of Education Sector of Bangladesh for Realization of Vision 2041” at Mirpur Cantonment on Tuesday (13-3-2018). Professor Dr. A T M Anisuzzaman, Professor Emeritus, University of Dhaka was present as the Chief Guest.

Lieutenant General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy, BB, SBP, BSP, ndc, psc, PhD, Commandant,  NDC inaugurated the seminar this morning at NDC Auditorium. The seminar was moderated by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam a senior faculty member of NDC.

General Hasan in his opening speech highlighted that, as announced by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, the Government’s Vision 2021 to become a middle income country has been extended to Vision 2041. Through Vision 2041 Bangladesh will be a peaceful, prosperous, happy and developed nation, comparable with the developed world.

Professor Dr. A T M Anisuzzaman in his closing address as the Chief Guest stated various important aspects of Reform of Education Sector of Bangladesh, in order to realization of vision 2041. He appreciated NDC for taking the initiative of organising a seminar on such an important contemporary issue for the first time in the country.

Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government and Executive Director, Campaign for Popular Education, Rasheda K Chowdhury; Professor Emeritus, Dhaka University, Professor Dr. A K Azad Chowdhury; Former Secretary and Curator of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum Md Nazrul Islam Khan and Professor Dr M Kaykobad, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, BUET had presented keynote papers on different sub themes of the seminar. The discourse suggested thought-provoking ways forward in regards to Reform of Education Sector of Bangladesh, in order to realization of vision 2041, which drew attention of the audience and deserves due consideration.


Eminent intelligentsia and personalities from both military and civil society as well as 75 participants of National Defence Course 2018, which included 22 senior military officials from 12 friendly countries and 34 Fellows of Capstone Course 2018-1 attended the seminar.