Athena Gallery was renamed to Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts.
Emory University Renames Room In Memory Of Abinta Kabir
Abinta Kabir was a known and loved figure at Oxford College of Emory University. As an individual, she was human-centered and aspired to help anyone around her. It was her lifelong ambition to bring a positive change in people’s lives.
She always made an effort towards social causes. It was her dream to start an organization after she graduated, which would work towards alleviating the condition of the less fortunate and make their lives better. Abinta wanted to empower women and the next generation of this country by opening a school for underprivileged girls. She wanted to help acid victims and did not want them to be treated as outcasts in the society. Pertinent to this, she had given countless hours of effort and hard work to social causes at her college.
Abinta believed in inspiring those around her and dedicated many hours to the Student Activities Committee at Oxford College, Emory University. She both served and lead the Oxford community through her limitless efforts and endeavors.
She left a lasting impact on many Oxford students, faculty members, and staff members who were fortunate enough to share the same space with her. The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College at Emory University memorialized her and another honored member of the Oxford community. On March 29, 2017, they renamed a room in Candler Hall to Hossain-Kabir Room in order to remember campus leader Abinta Kabir along with her friend Faraaz Hossain.
Abinta exemplified the true meaning of kindness and served as a role model to aspire leaders and scholars. Abinta Kabir Foundation humbly receives this recognition by Emory University to commemorate the great soul that Abinta was.
Abinta’s diligence was praised by anyone who knew her. Her legacy lives on today through the work of the Abinta Kabir Foundation. Abinta lived abroad for many years of her life. Yet, her heart was always determined on doing something for the welfare of the people of this country. She said that she was inspired by the strength of the less privileged like orphans and acid victims, who were striving to survive and fulfill their dreams. Abinta wanted to share their dream. She wanted to put in her efforts for these people so that they can fulfill what they have always wanted.
Her untimely departure left her friends and family bereft. It was necessary to fulfill what she had informally started. The Abinta Kabir Foundation was, thus, launched in order to complete the social endeavors that Abinta always dreamed of fulfilling. Members of her family, friends and especially her well-wishers here and abroad are always remembering her loss. To pay respect to her memory, her friends and family members organized a memorial in Washington.
At the memorial, prominent members of the Washington community were present that also included her close family members and friends. Everyone who knew Abinta shared his or her views about her dreams. They all believed that through a collective effort of her friends and family and her well-wishers, it would surely be possible to complete the dreams that she had. The Abinta Kabir Foundation is a social organization, working towards providing better education for the poor, planting trees in order to sustain our environment and help those who are in utmost need of it.