DHAKA, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the Bengali nation achieved selfrule through establishing a nation state under the leadership of Bangabandhu.
We [the Bengalis] had never been independent ultimately the Bengalis achieved the right of selfrule through establishing a Bengalimajority sovereign state led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said the minister while inaugurating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Research Center at Northern University at Banani in the city.
Before foundation of a Bengalimajority state, he said the Bengalis were always ruled by others, adding that We always feel proud for Nawab Sirajud Dowla as he was the last independent Nawab of Bengal.
Chaired by Dr Abu Yousuf M Abdullah, president of the Northern University Trustee Board, the meeting also addressed, among others, by Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr Moshiur Rahman, Director General of the Bangla Academy Habibullah Siraji and Northern University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Anwar Hossain.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)