House Motto : “Knowledge is power”
House Colour : Red
House Symbol : Lion
‘Suhrawardy House’ has taken its name after the name of the reputed statesman, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy. He was born at Midnapur in West Bengal in 1892 in a distinguished family. Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy obtained B Sc (Hons) and BCL degree from Oxford University and later on, was called to the Bar at the Gray’s Inn, London. In 1920, he returned to India and got involved in politics.
During his political career, Suhrawardy held various important offices including the Prime Minister of Undivided Bengal during 1946-47, Law Minister in Pakistan (1954-55) and finally the Prime Minster of Pakistan for a period of 13 months during 1956-57.
As a politician, Suhrawardy was reputed for his pragmatism. For instance, before partition in view of the overall backwardness of the Bengal Muslim community, he was a staunch supporter of separate electorates for them. However, when Pakistan was established, he opted for joint electorate holding the view that this was essential for the growth of a common nationhood among the people irrespective of caste, creed, colour and religion. During his Premiership, he got a bill adopted to this effect in the National Assembly of Pakistan. He breathed his last on 5 December 1963.
House Motto : “Success is our target”
House Colour : Blue
House Symbol : Leopard
‘Shariatullah House’ has taken its name after the great saintly man and the founder of the Faraizi Movement, Hazi Shariatullah. He was born at the village Shamail in the present Shariatpur district in 1781. He went to Calcutta at the age of twelve and learnt the Quran from Maulana Basarat Ali. He went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1799 and took lessons in Hanafi and Quaderi doctrines. He also stayed at Jamia al-Azhar in Cairo for two years and then returned to his native country Bangladesh.
He was a great socio-religious reformer. He wanted to free the Muslim society from anti-Islamic ideas, customs and practices. He laid much emphasis on the observance of Faraz. Hence, his movement came to be known as “The Faraizi Movement”.
The main objectives of his movement were to imbue the Muslim with self-realisation, to strengthen them morally, to give them religious education and make them conscious of their rights and duties. The movement also aimed at emancipating the peasants from the oppression of the Zamindars, Marwaris and Indigo planters and improving their social and economic life. After a lifelong struggle against all kinds of oppression, tyranny and harassment, he breathed his last in 1840.
House Motto : “Life is full of action”
House Colour : Green
House Symbol : Royal Bengal Tiger
‘Sher-e-Bangla House’ has taken its name after the name of Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq, popularly known as Sher-e-Bangla or Huq Saheb. He was a statesman, public leader and holder of many high political posts as the Mayor of Calcutta (1935), Chief Minister of undivided Bengal (1937-43) and East Bengal (1954), Home Minister of Pakistan (1955) and Governor of East Pakistan (1956-58). He was born on 26 October 1873, at his maternal uncle’s house at Saturia in the district of Bakergonj. But his ancestral house was at Chakhar, a village 14 miles away from Barisal town. He was the only son of Muhammad Wazid and Saidunnisa Khatun. His father was a reputed civil and criminal lawyer of the Barisal Bar.
After the traditional Islamic education in Arabic and Persian at home, Fazlul Huq passed the Entrance Examination in 1890 from the Barisal Zilla School, the FA Examination in 1892 and BA Examination (with triple Honours in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) in 1894 from the Presidency College, and obtained the MA degree in Mathematics in 1896 from the University of Calcutta. He also obtained the BL degree in 1897 from the University Law College, Calcutta. He took an active part in founding the All India Muslim League at Dhaka on 30 December 1960. He became the president of the All India Muslim League from 1916 to 1921.
Mr. Huq was very simple in his private and public life. Even during his life time, the people irrespective of caste and creed, adored him for his generous and charitable disposition. He will be ever remembered for his sincere efforts to uplift the backward Muslim community, for the removal of poverty of vast peasant masses and for his generous nature. He died in Dhaka on 27 April 1962.