4th death anniversary of Anjuman Ara Jamil

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


The fourth death anniversary of Anjuman Ara Jamil, a former lawmaker, and wife of Shaheed Brig Gen Jamil Uddin Ahmad (Bir Uttam) was observed on Tuesday.


In memory of Anjuman Ara Jamil, a doa mahfil was held after Maghrib prayers at her residence “Villa de Anjuman”, House-115, Eastern Road, Lane-6 of New DOHS in Mohakhali of the capital.


Anjuman Ara Jamil was a great promoter of women education and a founder of “Jamil Foundation”, set up after the name of her husband Jamil Uddin, at Hashempur in Kushtia district.


The organisation worked for female education and empowerment by providing various vocational training.


She also ran “Boyshko Shikkha” programmes on adult education and literacy, as well as the “Kaantha Project” where women skillfully embroidered quilts with the traditional patterns and designs of Nakshi Kaantha, a craft form originating from Kushtia.


She was one of the first women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh.


She is survived by four daughters – Tehmina Enayet, Afrozaa Jamil, Fahmida Ahmed and Karishma Jamil.


Anjuman Ara Jamil was born in Hashimpur, Kushtia, in 1938 and spent her early childhood in her hometown as well as Khulna and Jalpaiguri in Darjeeling.


She was married to Shaheed Brigadier General Jamil Uddin Ahmed (BU), who bravely obeyed the call of duty and embraced martyrdom in trying to save Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


Mrs. Anjuman carried the title of Shaheed Jamil with pride for the rest of her years.

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