Niloufer Manzur was solemnly remembered after her demise for her outstanding contributions to nation building through providing education to future leaders of the country, speakers at a commemorative meeting have said.
Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI) organised the virtual commemorative meeting and doa mahfil on Friday afternoon to pay tribute to late renowned educationist and founding Principal of Sunbeams School Niloufer Manzur, reports BSS.
A large number of MCCI members and its former presidents, business leaders, friends, colleagues, admirers and well-wishers, and family members joined the doa mahfil.
MCCI President Nihad Kabir in her reminiscence paid hearty tributes to Niloufer as a great nation-builder, whose legacy would be carried forth by her innumerable students imbued with her teachings of humility and dedication to build a better and brighter future for the country.
Former Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Prime Minister’s private industry and investment affairs adviser Salman F Rahman, International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh (ICCB) President Mahbubur Rahman, managing director of Square Pharmaceutical Tapan Chowdhury and MCCI vice president Anis A Khan, among others, spoke on the occasion.
They said Niloufer was an icon of humility and amiable with all around. She was a true human being and a legend in her lifetime, they added.
Her son Syed Nasim Manzur recalled his mother’s devotion to family, education, patriotism and sense of responsibility. He thanked all for their gracious participation and requested to pray for the salvation of the departed soul.
All participants prayed for late Niloufer Manzur as well as for the country, including all who had passed away during this COVID-19 period.
Niloufer Manzur, wife of MCCI’s former president Syed Manzur Elahi, breathed her last on May 26 at Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka.