40th anniversary of the Soviet Alumni Association, Bangladesh (SAAB) and the 50th anniversary of the first batch of Bengali students admitted in Soviet universities widely celebrated in Dhaka on August 09 2022.
All begins in August the 7th 1972 when first group of Soviet government scholarship students arrived in USSR just after the visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Moscow.
During the following years more than 5 thousand graduates received their High Studies diploma played a significant role in the development of Bangladesh which is still ongoing. They are not only experts in different fields but also real people in Russian education.
Acting President of SAAB Engineer Taqsem A. Khan recalled that on this day in 1982 at Soviet Cultural Centre (actual Russian House in Dhaka) started wonderful journey of Soviet graduates by setting the first committee.
Professor Dr. Kazi Saleh Ahmed and Dr. Khondokar Bazlul Haque, respectively 1st and 2nd presidents of SAAB among other ones from the first batch delivered wonderful speeches about their experience and actual achievements.
H.E. Alexander Vikentyevich MANTYTSKIY, honorable Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Maxim Dobrokhotov, Director of the Russian House in Dhaka, congratulated all SAAB’ members on this special day and expressed the hope of expanding their activities in the future.