DHAKA Awami League Advisory Council Member Amir
Hossain Amu today called for politically resisting those who distort the
history of the country's independence.
The celebration of Bangabandhu's birth centenary will create a wave which
will one day wash away all evil forces like BNP-Jamaat he told a view-
exchange of the 14-party alliance at AL's Bangabandhu Avenue central office
Marking the celebration of 'Mujib Year', the 14-party leaders exchanged
views with leaders of different professional bodies.
Chaired by 14-party spokesperson and AL Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim,
the function was attended by AL Presidium Member and Agriculture Minister Dr
Abdur Razzaque, Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon, Jatiya
Samajtantrik Dal President Hasanul Haq Inu, Samyabadi Dal General Secretary
Dilip Barua, AL Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing
Secretary SM Kamal Hossain, Health Affairs Secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana, Women
Affairs Secretary Meher Afroz Chumki, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA)
President Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, journalist leader Manjurul Ahsan
Bulbul, Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad(SWACHIP) President Prof Dr M Iqbal
Arslan and its Secretary General Dr MA Aziz, Gono Azadi League President SK
Shikder and Gonotantri Party General Secretary Dr Shahadat Hossain, among
Amu said those who do not observe the birth centenary of Father of the
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, are the anti-liberation force.
The AL veteran leader said BJP took elaborate programme marking the birth
centenary of Mahatma Gandhi in India and there was no confusion and
disagreement in observing the programmes for father of the nation of the
But in our country, BNP-Jamaat did not take any programme to observe the
birth centenary of Father of the Nation he said.
Mentioning Bangabandhu as an able statesman, Amu said: We all discuss
about Bangabandhu's pre-independence political activities. But we do not
discuss how Bangabandhu was as a statesman.
Amu said Bangabandhu long ago thought about resolving of maritime dispute
and he took strong steps like land reforms and introducing cooperatives for
The AL leader said the architect of independent Bangladesh had given
different directives for running the state and for the people of different
If we can portray the directives from our respective positions, the new
generation can know how Bangabandhu was as a statesman he said.
Mohammed Nasim announced the 14-party's programmes marking the birth
centenary of Bangabandhu.
On March 17, the birthday of Bangabandhu, candle-light vigil will be
arranged in the evening simultaneously across the country.
As part of the central programme, a candle-light procession will be
brought out from the city's Manik Miah Avenue and it will end at Bangabandhu
Bhaban at Dhanmondi 32 to pay homage to Bangabandhu on that day.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)