DHAKA, Awami League general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader today said Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib played a crucial and courageous role in politics remaining behind the scene in critical periods as Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's wife.
But she always preferred to remain behind the scene, Quader said paying his homage to her coinciding with Bangamata's 89th birth anniversary by placing wreaths at her grave at the Banani graveyard this morning.
He said during long 12 years Bangabandhu was behind the bars when Begum Fazilatunnesa had to run her family and simultaneously play a crucial and courageous role in managing the party as well from behind the scene.
Today, we are here to pay tributes to the fearless and brave woman, our Bangamata, said Quader.
He said Bangamata was not mere a life partner of Bangabandhu, but also a reliable political friend.
Today is her birth anniversary. . . She was also assassinated brutally in
this month as well. The month brings us joy of her birth in one hand and pain
of her martyrdom on the other, Quader said.
Information minister and Awami League's Publicity and Publication
Secretary Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Awami League Presidium Member and lawmaker Matia
Chowdhury and party's Joint General Secretaries MahbubulAlam Hanif ,
Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Organizing Secretaries Deputy
minister for Water Resources Enamul Haque Shamim and AFM Bahauddin Nasim,
Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap and Central Committee Member Marufa Akter
Popy accompanied Quader in offering the wreaths.
Earlier, leaders of different political, social, cultural and student
organizations, including Awami League's associated bodies paid homage to
Bangamata by placing wreaths at her grave.
They all also joined a doamahfil at the scene seeking eternal peace of
her departed soul.
Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, wife of Bangabandhu and mother of
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was born at Tungipara village of Gopalganj
district on this day in 1930.
She was assassinated brutally along with Bangabandhu and most of her
family members on August 15, 1975.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)