Mirza Azam

Mirza Azam (born 13 September 1962) is a Bangladeshi politician and is a member of the Bangladesh Awami League.[2] He has been elected to the national parliament six times and has served as State Minister of Government. He also has established educational institutions in Bangladesh.

Mirza Azam
মির্জা আজম
Ministry of Textiles and Jute
In office
12 January 2014[1] – present
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Member of the Bangladesh Parliament for Jamalpur-3
Assumed office
5 March 1991
Personal details
Born (1962-09-13) 13 September 1962 (age 58)
Sukhnagari , Madarganj, Jamalpur, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s)Dewan Aleya Azam
ChildrenTwo daughters
ParentsMirza Abul Kashem, Nurunnahar Begum
RelativesMiraz Mostafa. Elder Brother. Mirza Golam Moula Sohel. Younger Brother. Mirza Saad Moula. Nephew
EducationBachelor Degree in 1983 from Jamalpur Government Ashek Mahmud College.
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician

Early lifeEdit

Azam was born on 13 September 1962 at Sukhnagari village in Jamalpur District.[3] His father is Mirza Abul Kashem and mother is Nurunnahar Begum. He was a well-known figure of student politics in Jamalpur.

CareerEdit

With the inspiration of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman he started his political career from student life in 1977. In the year 1977, he was a member of Bangladesh Chhatra League, Jamalpur District Branch while he was a student of High School. He was an Amusement and Entertainment Secretary of the Student union of Government Ashek Mahmud College in 1979. In 1981, he was elected Vice-President of Chhatra League, Jamalpur District Branch. In 1986, he was the Convener of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, Jamalpur District Branch. In 1991, he was elected as the President of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League and Joint-General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, Jamalpur District Branch. He was elected the Organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League of the Central Executive Committee in 1993. In 1996, he was elected as the General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League of Jamalpur District Branch. He served as the General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League of the Central Executive Committee from 2003 to 2012. In January 2004, he was injured while on a protest by Bangladesh Police personnel.[4] He performed his duties as the member of Central Executive Committee of Bangladesh Awami League for three times in 2009,2012 and 2016.

He has been elected as a member of the National Parliament five times: in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2014.[5] He was the Whip of Opposition Party in the 8th Bangladesh National Parliament and Whip of Ruling Party of the 9th Bangladesh National Parliament.

He performed duties as the Member of Standing Committees regarding Ministry of Food, Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology and Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Education in the 5th, 7th and 9th National Parliament respectively. He also served as the Member of Standing Committee regarding Government Commitment Committee in the 7th National Parliament.

He has taken oath as the State Minister of Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on 12 January 2014.. He has taken on his duties in the Ministry of Textiles and Jute on 13 January 2014.[6]

He has established around fifty educational institutions. Among these Sheikh Fazilatunnesa University, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Fisheries College, Bangabandhu College, Sheikh Kamal College, Khaja Shah Sufi Eunus Ali Degree College, Aleya Azam College, Mirza Azam Degree College, Nurunnahar and Mirza Kashem women degree college, Abdul Jalil Technical College, Abdul Hai Batchu Women Technical College are the renowned ones.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portfolios distributed among ministers". The Daily Star. 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Mirza Azam". Bangladesh Election Result 2014. Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ মাননীয় প্রতিমন্ত্রী [Honorable Minister]. Ministry of Textiles and Jute (in Bengali).
  4. ^ "Motia, 50 others hurt as cops swing baton". The Daily Star. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Mirza Azam". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  6. ^ "JAMALPUR: State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam MP offering Munajat at the inauguration programme of electricity connections at Alokhdia- Mamabhagina village as chief guest yesterday". The New Nation. Dhaka.