Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain said here today that the conspiracies, which started in the country through the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, are still on.
"The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina started implementing the spirit of Liberation War to free the nation from stigma through completing the trial of war criminals. But the conspirators wanted to halt the trial at times through their conspiracies", Mosharraf said this while speaking at a meeting as chief guest at Muktijuddher Bijoy Mela Monch at Chittagong M A Aziz Stadium.
The minister urged all to resist the conspirators for building 'Sonar Bangla' as dreamt by Bangabandhu.
Organizers said valiant freedom fighters and intellectuals will take part in the reminiscence meeting every day afternoon to recount memories of their heroic tales of the war on the 'Victory Dais' permanently erected in the fair.
Besides holding regular reminiscence meeting on the Liberation War, cultural functions, presentation of Nazrul, Tagore and Folk songs, staging of drama, dance and magic show will be the main features of the festival.
Former Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, also chairman of Muktijuddhar Bijoy Mela Celebration Committee-2016, presided over the function while Vice Chancellor of Chittagong University Dr Iftakher Uddin and Chaniman of Chittagong Development Authority Abdus Salam, among others, addressed the function.
Mohiuddin Chowdhury said the main objective of the fair is to motivate and inform the young generation about the cardinal spirit of the glorious Liberation War and sharpen their sense of belonging to the goal by hearing the discussion on various aspects of the historic event.
He urged the people of all shades of opinions to forge a greater unity to strengthen the hands of the Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina for defeating the anti-liberation forces in glorifying the historic liberation war.
Muktijudder Bijoy Mela Parishad is organizing the 20-day victory festival to mark the celebration of the victory in the country's glorious war of liberation in 1971.
Valiant Freedom Fighters of the city have been organizing the fair since 1989 with the objective of focusing the supreme sacrifices made by the heroic sons of the soil for Independent Bangladesh, highlighting true history, culture and significance of the glorious war.
Nearly 250 stalls and six pavilions have been set up to showcase various indigenous products in the fair.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)