Dhaka, Aug 20 (UNB) – President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Tuesday said those who deny Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman they ultimately deny the Liberation War and the map and existence of the country.
“Bangabandhu is an ultimate reality in history. No one can remember anyone without Bangabandhu anywhere in the world when the question of Liberation War, independence and democracy arises,” he said.
He made the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by (BDB) at its Badda office, marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu.
B Chowdhury, also a former president, said the pro-liberation and democratic forces around the world must take inspiration from the life of Bangabandhu and from history as he did not retreat from the demand for independence in the face of death. “Such instances are very rare in the world.”
The BDB chief also said the March-7, 1971 speech of Bangabandhu is a precious resource in the world history as recognised by Unesco. “It can’t be denied that his love for the people of the country was endless.”
He also said those who do not respect Bangabandhu they also do not respect the country’s people and the Liberation War. “They also deny Bangladesh.”
B Chaudhury, also the founding secretary general of BNP, said Bangabandhu loved the country and its people equally. “Patriotism means the equal love for the map and for the people, but many politicians can’t understand it. Bangabandhu felt it from the heart. This extraordinary patriot will always be awakened in the minds of the people of Bangladesh.”
He urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina not to back off from the ideals of her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “There’re many qualities in you (PM) that match Bangabandhu. We hope you’ll get inspiration from Bangabandhu’s ideals.”
The BDB chief also called upon the Prime Minister to turn Bangladesh into a happy country alongside ensuring its economic development.
Islamic University, Aug 20 (UNB) - A day-long cleanliness campaign was held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Tuesday aiming to destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes on the campus.
IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the event as the chief guest adjacent to Sheikh Hasina Hall area around 11:00am.
He urged the students to keep their campus clean.
IU pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif, former proctor and syndicate member Professor M Mahbubar Rahman, IUTA president Professor Kamal Uddin were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Aug 20 (UNB) - LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam on Tuesday claimed that BNP-founder Ziaur Rahman was directly involved in the assassination of Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Tajul made the claim at a discussion at the auditorium of Public Health Engineering Department in the capital marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu.
He said Colonel Rashid, in an interview with a Libyan TV, recounted how he and Col Faruk met Ziaur Rahman. “Zia told them that ‘if you juniors want to do something, then do it. You won’t succeed if you involve us’. What else do we need as proof?” the minister said.
On August 15, 1975, the greatest Bangalee of all time Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, along with most of his family members, was assassinated by a cabal of military men.
Tajul said Bangabandhu tried to overcome a wide variety of crises after independence and wanted to build a Sonar Bangla.
The LGRD Minister said Bangladesh has flourished in various fields under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu.
He emphasised concerted efforts to build a corruption-free and clean country.