Sukomal Barua

Sukomal Barua (born 1955) is a Bangladeshi educationist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2006 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to education.[1]

Early life and career

Barua was born in 1955 in Dhemsha Union, Satkania UpazilaChittagong District to Ganash Chandra Barua and Buddhimati Barua.[2]

Barua started his career as a lecturer at Rangunia College and later as the founding principal at Hasina Jamal Degree College.[3] He then joined University of Dhaka as a professor of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies.[2]

Barua served as the secretary general of “Religions for Peace Bangladesh” and is a member of the central committee of the “Asian Conference of Religions for Peace”.[3] He was also the president of the Gurudwara Management Committee Bangladesh and Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, vice-president of the Bangladesh Interreligious Writers and Journalists Association, and the Bangladesh chapter of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace.[3][4]

Personal life

Barua has a daughter, Sanghamitra Barua Manosi.[2] She introduced Sukomal Barua Gold Medal at the University of Dhaka

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