Professor Dr. S M Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Acting Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University ( in the middle) addressing at the “Meet the Press on introduce ‘Khondoker Abu Talha Memorial Courage Award’ for Journalists’ (Print & Electronic Media) of Bangladesh held today at Daffodil International University. Mr. Abu Reaz Md. Nuruddin Khondoker, father of Late Abu Talha is also seen in the picture( 2nd from left)
To encourage the spirit of bravery among Bangladeshi Journalists, Khondoker Abu Talha Memorial Foundation and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Daffodil International University (DIU) are going to introduce ‘Khondoker Abu Talha Memorial Courage Award’ for Journalists’ (Print & Electronic Media) of Bangladesh from now on every year.
In this regard, a press conference was organized on December 11, 2019 at 71 Auditorium of Daffodil International University.Mr. Abu Reaz Md. Nuruddin Khondoker, Founder of Khondoker Abu Talha Memorial Foundation, Professor Dr. S M Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Acting Vice Chancellor, DIU, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman Raju, Director of Students' Affairs, Mr. Saleem Ahmed, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mr. Anwar Habib Kazal, Senior Assistant Director (Public Relations) of Daffodil International University were present at the press conference.
Every year Tk. 50,000 will be awarded to a journalist (print & electronic media) for his/her courageous reporting and contribution in Journalism. In this regards, a jury board consisting of the country’s renowned senior journalists and academician will select the winner.
It may be mentioned that, Khondoker Abu Talha Jubayer, Former student of CSE Department of Daffodil International University who was stabbed to death by muggers in broad day-light while he attempted to save a neighbor school teacher from the snatchers on K M Das Lane on October 08, 2017. Commemorating in honor of the great sacrifice and courage shown by Khondoker Abu Talha, his father Mr. Abu Reaz Md. Nuruddin Khondoker and Daffodil International University founded Khondoker Abu Talha Memorial Foundation. It also noted that Khondoker Abu Talha achieved ‘FarazHossen Courageous Award-2017’.