State Minister for Information and
Broadcasting Dr Md Murad Hassan today said Bangabandhu means Bangladesh as
the great leader gifted an independent motherland to the repressed and
persecuted Bangalee nation.
He was addressing a discussion marking the birth centenary of Father of
the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day
at Betar Bhaban here.
“Many people had fought for independence of this soil. Hajong revolt,
Santhal rebellion, Titumirer Bansher Kella (bamboo fort), Faqir Majnu Shah
waged Fakir-Sannyasi rebellion had took place. But nobody can gift a free and
independent country,” he said.
Murad said only Bangabandhu was the first illustrious son of this soil,
who not only showed the path of freedom but also gifted an independent
“Bangabandhu was the messenger of our freedom. So, the nation today firmly
utters that Bangabandhu means Bangladesh,” he said.
He underscored the need for disseminating the ideology of Bangabandhu among
children and juvenile.
Chaired by Bangladesh Betar Director General Ahmed Quamruzzaman, the
function was addressed by historian Dr. Syed Anwar Husain, Bangladesh Betar
additional Director General (programme) Salahuddin Ahmed, Chief Engineer Kazi
Md Liakat Ali and Deputy Director General (news) ASM Zahid, among others.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)