‘Poppy Guide’ was quite popular among students in the nineties. After many years, the guide book published as an aid to the textbook has come into discussion again. The reason is the 12th National Assembly election. The author of this guide. Abdul Majid has won this election as an independent candidate.
Local Awami League leader Abdul Majeed got 44 thousand 414 votes in Comilla-2 (Homna and Meghna) seat with the ‘Truck’ symbol. His closest rival is Awami League candidate Selima Ahmad, vice-chairman of Nital-Niloy Group. He got 42 thousand 453 votes.
In 1996, Abdul Majid directly joined politics. From then until 2002, he served as the senior vice president of Homna Upazila Awami League. Then he became the convener. Since 2004, he has been continuously serving as the elected president of Homna Upazila Awami League.
Abdul Majid started writing Poppy Guide in 1988, long before entering politics. The guide was named after eldest daughter Nahrin Farhana (Poppy). This guide was available till 2013. But now it is no longer published.
After Abdul Majeed won the election, a person named Rejuanul Haque wrote on Facebook, 30 years ago in their time there were few students who did not read the Poppy Guide. After winning the election, many people are posting a picture of Abdul Majid and his daughter Popi, garlanded with flowers, on Facebook.
Another person named Khalid Hasan was also reminded of the good old days by winning the election of the author of the Poppy Guide. He also mentioned that this guide has become almost unknown to the present generation with the evolution of time.
What ‘Poppy’ said about the guide
Some of those who once read the Poppy Guide are now congratulating Abdul Majeed as well as his daughter Nahrin Farhana (Poppy). Nahrin Farhana is the founding member of Gulshan Commerce College in the capital. He is an assistant professor in the English department there.
On Tuesday, Nahrin Farhana said over the phone that many people are congratulating her and her father by posting a picture on Facebook. It has also caught his eye. He said, “Father is a politician. He suffered a lot. This time he won the election. Not to mention, I also read the Puppy Guide as a kid. Baba used to let me read the essays he used to write for the guide.
Apart from Nahrin Farhana, Abdul Majeed has two other daughters. They are all established. Abdul Majid’s wife Rehana Begum was the head teacher of the government primary school. Currently he is the elected chairman of Homna Upazila Parishad.
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