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Colourful events mark Mujibnagar Day in Meherpur

Published : Thursday, 18 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 198

Colourful events mark Mujibnagar Day in Meherpur

Colourful events mark Mujibnagar Day in Meherpur

MEHERPUR, Apr 17: Kazi Zafar Ullah, Presidium Member of Bangladesh Awami League, has said that Bangladesh was recognized by the international community through the oath of the first government on April 17, 1971.

He was speaking at the Mujibnagar Dibosh discussion meeting at the historic Mujibnagar mango orchard in Meherpur on Wednesday (April 17) afternoon.

On the same stage, Awami League Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nashim pointed to the BNP - Jamaat  saying that the oath of todays Mujibnagar Dibosh should be to resist those who want to hand over non-communal Bangladesh to communal forces.

On the other hand, accusing the BNP of anti-national conspiracy, Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said, BNP and their local and foreign allies have distorted the history of the liberation war by their activities after 1975.

Bangladesh Awami League organized this meeting to celebrate Mujibnagar Day on April 17, the day of swearing in of the first government of Bangladesh in 1971. Besides, the district administration and the Ministry of Liberation War organized various events around historic mangrove  to celebrate the day.

In the speech of the chief guest, Kazi Zafar Ullah said that Mujibnagar Day is a matter of historical importance. But it is a matter of great regret that there is no nationwide initiative to celebrate the day. Therefore, he drew the attention of the Minister of Liberation War to take measures to observe the day at the district and upazila level of the country from next year.

In the presidents speech, Awami League Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim said, "We celebrate the day from our consciousness and the values of the liberation war. The oath of this day is to resist the anti-independence non-sectarian forces who do not want Bangladesh".

Another Joint General Secretary of Awami League, Mahbub Ul Alam Hanif, called Ziaur Rahman a Pakistani agent in his speech as a special guest and said that after coming to power, they abolished the Collaborator  Act and freed 11,500 war criminals.

Banned war criminals gave Jamaat-e-Islami an opportunity to do politics. They are still conspiring against Bangladesh. They do not believe in independence.

Public Administration Minister Farhad Hossain was the special speaker on the occasion, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque was the guest of honour.

Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor KhairuzzamanLiton, son of the first governments Home, Agriculture and Rehabilitation Minister AHM Kamaruzzaman, State Minister for Children and Women Affairs Simin Hossain Rimi, daughter of the first Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed, Awami League Organizing Secretary SM Kamal Hossain were special guests.

The special speaker was Dr Abu Saleh Mohammad Nazmul Haque Sagar, Member of Parliament for Meherpur-2 Constituency, District Awami League General Secretary MA Khalek, members of Bangladesh Awami League Syeda Zakia Noor Lipi, Adv. Amirul Alam Milan, Parveen Zaman Kalpana and Nirmal Kumar Chatterjee spoke on the occasion. Central and local leaders of Awami League were present.

Earlier, ministers, government officials and Awami League leaders laid wreaths at the Mujibnagar memorial at 9:30 am. Awami League leaders hoisted national and party flags after laying wreaths. This was followed by a guard of honour and parade.

Parade of police, BGB, Ansar, BNCC, Girls Guide and students from various educational institutions impressed the thousands of people present.

In the second phase, the discussion meeting was held at the Sheikh Hasina stage. At the end of the discussion, the Bangladesh Ansar-VDP orchestra team presented a show called "Sonali Swapner Desh" where the development activities of the government were are highlighted.

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