2007-04-07 19:01:33 UTC
A documentary show on the life and works of Dr Zohra Kazi, the first Muslim
physician in this subcontinent was premiered at the Shaheed Zia Auditorium
of the Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbagh on Saturday.
Born in the Indian province of Madhya Pradesh on October 15 in 1912, Dr
Zohra belongs to the eminent Kazi family in Bangladesh's Madaripur district.
She took her MBBS degree obtaining first class first from the Lady
Hardinge Medical College for Women in Delhi in 1935 and got the honorary
MRCOG degree as the first women. She also received the Vice Roy's degree for
her outstanding result.
Eminent physician Professor Nurul Islam was present as chief guest while
Professor Muzaffer Ahmad of Transparency International Bangladesh was
present as key discussant.
The director of the documentary Mahbubul Alam Taru, noted filmmaker
Manzare Hasin Murad, journalist Abbasuddin Afsari, the director of British
Council, June Rollinson, proprietor of the CD production house Laser Vision,
Arifur Rahman spoke at the function among others. The session was chaired by
Prior to the premiere of the documentary film, the speakers demanded
government recognition for Dr Zohra at the discussion session, which was
followed by a CD releasing and documentary show. The event was also
organised to mark World Heath Day.
The speakers said that Dr Zohra worked for humanity and for the
development of society. She is the pioneer in paving the way for the
emancipation of women in this region.
They further said that Dr Zohra opened the department of Female disease
and obstetrics in the division of gynaecology in Dhaka Medical College
noticing the unexpected mortality of female patients.
The speakers hoped that the government would come forward to recognise Dr
Zohra's contribution in the field of country's medical care. The film will
also encourage the younger generation to work on the distinguished citizens
of the country, they added..