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Bangladesh Railway minister scheduled to visit Agartala on Thrusday
Bangladesh Railway minister scheduled to visit Agartala on Thrusday
PHOTO : / Banladesh Railway Minister

Agartala, Sept 24 (TIWN): Bangladesh's railway minister Md Mazibul Hoque is scheduled to visit Agartala on Thrusday.

Border sources informed today that Railway Minister would be visiting the state to attend a programme at Ishwar Pathshala, a primary school at Collegetilla area of Agartala city. Ishwar Pathshala traces back its origin to the original Ishwar Pathshala of Comilla district of Bangladesh. Renowned social activist and educationist Mahesh Chandra Bhattacharya established the original Ishwar Pathshala in Comilla town back in 1923 and current Vice Chairman of State Planning commission and Ex ICAT Minister Anil Sarkar is an alumni of Ishwar Pathshala of Comilla. Bangladesh Railway Minister also likely to meet few State Ministers, Dignitaries and visit Agartala-Akhaura Railway Project developments on Thrusday. 

Bangladesh Railway Minister Md Mazibul Hoque was recently in news for marrying at the age of 67.  Why marrying so late!  Hoque said: "I realised the need for a companion for the late age. I don’t want to suffer solitude and want to spend the rest of my life well and true."

Comilla Ishwar Pathshala

Mahesh Chandra Bhattacharya (1858-1944)  writer, businessman and social worker. He was born in 1858 at village Bitghar in Nabinagar Upazila of Brahmanbaria district. His father Ishwar Das Torka Siddhanta was a pundit. His mother was Rammala Devi. Due to poverty he could not get institutional education; rather studied at home. He served as a teacher in Banga School for some time. He went to Kolkata in 1883 with an object of doing any business having a capital of only fifty-five taka. He started business on medicine in Kolkata. He was successful in the business because of honesty, devotion and labour.

Amidst his preoccupation and busy life in business, Mahesh Chandra Bhattacharya used to engage himself in literary pursuit. His literary book Byabasayi  (Businessman) was published in 1312 BS. He also wrote an autobiography titled Atmakatha

Mahesh Chandra Bhattacharya was although devoted of social welfare activities, in the memory of his father, he established Ishwar Pathshala in Comilla town in 1923. Besides, he established Rammala Hostel and Rammala Library at village Shaktola of Comilla town in 1920 and Rammala Library in 1936 in memory of his mother. By his initiative, Nibedita Girl’s School and Nibedita Girls’ Hostel were established in Comilla for fostering female education. In his own village, he established Shiksha Sangsad.  He also established Iswhar Patshala Toll in Kashi. By his effort, Rammala Road and Rammala Post Office were established in 1935. In order to mitigate the scarcity of drinking water, he dug pond in his own village. While a pilgrim, he helped the famine stricken at  Baidyanath. At that time, he used to serve 400/500 people with food daily. During the winter, he used to distribute clothes the poor.  For the convenience of the travelers, he set up a passenger-hostel named by Kalighat Hostel at 21 Taliganj in 1935, where the passengers could stay for 4/5 days on gratis. He set up a Dharmasala after the name of his wife Harashundari Devi in Baransi.

Mahesh Chandra Bhattacharya died on 10 February 1944


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