DHAKA, President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina paid profound respect to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib
and said her ideology will remain as a source of inspiration for Bengali
In separate messages on the eve of the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata
Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, the President and the Prime Minister said Bangamata had
played a pivotal role in building the nation staying beside the Father of the
Bangabandhu's wife Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib is a pride of the
Bangalee nation and also a source of inspiration for the womenfolk . . . she
became Bangamata because of her sacrifice, empathy, cooperation and
ingenuity, said President Abdul Hamid in his message.
Staying beside her husband Bangabandhu, Bangamata faced the difficult
situations with firmness during Bangabandhu's frequent imprisonments, he
Bangabandhu had to go to jail many times for the sake of the country, the
President said, adding that Bangamata ran cases of Bangabandhu, gave
directives and extended cooperation for organizational activities of the
party side by side with looking after her family.
Abdul Hamid said Bangamata had played a significant role from behind the
scene for Bangabandhu's historic 7th March speech. Bangamata Fazilatunnesa
Mujib was not only the wife of the Father of the Nation but was also the
behindthescene architect of the struggle for independence in the history of
Bangladesh, said the President.
Her contribution to the history of struggle for independence and the War
of Liberation would be ever remembered, he added.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said though Fazilatunnesa
Mujib was the wife of the architect of an independent country, she used to
lead a very simple and plain life.
Because of that, she played a unique role in the struggle of independence,
Liberation War and rebuilding of the country after the liberation side by
side with carrying out responsibility for family members and relatives, said
the Prime Minister.
Bangamata had a remarkable role behind the political success of
Bangabandhu, the Prime Minister said, adding that she (Bangamata) was an
adept and genuine associate of Bangabandhu.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangamata gave inspiration and courage to Bangabandhu
to administer the struggle of independence and Liberation War towards the
The PM recalled that during the Liberation War in 1971, Bangamata had
faced the situation with patience, courage and wisdom while her husband
remained imprisoned in Pakistan.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)