Take inspiration from the spirit of Liberation War and build the country: President Hamid
Dhaka, April 17: President Md. Abdul Hamid on Mujibnagar Day called upon the people to fulfill their respective responsibilities in building the country inspired by the spirit of liberation war. He made the call in a message on the occasion of the historic 'Mujibnagar Day' on April 17.
On the occasion of the historic Mujibnagar Day on April 17, the President extended his heartfelt greetings and congratulations to all the Bangladeshis living in the country and abroad.
He said April 17 is a memorable day in the long journey of Bengali freedom struggle. He remembers with deep reverence this Mahendrakshan the greatest Bengali of all time, the great architect of independence, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Remembering the four national leaders Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain M. Mansur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman, under whose strong leadership the Mujibnagar government came to power, achieved great independence through a bloody nine-month war of liberation.
He reverently remembers the three lakh heroic freedom fighters, heroines, martyred intellectuals and people of all walks of life and foreign friends who sacrificed their lives in the war of liberation.
The President said that the path of liberation struggle against the Pakistani exploiters started with the historic speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7 and was formalized through the formation of Mujibnagar government on April 10, 1971. On 17 April 1971, the first government of independent sovereign Bangladesh was officially sworn in at Amrakan in the then Meherpur subdivision, Vaidyanathtala. In order to conduct the war of liberation through the formation of Mujibnagar government, a constitutional government led by the elected representatives of the people emerged in the 1970 elections.
The President said that with the formation of this government, the world extended its hand of support and cooperation to the Bengalis who were fighting for independence. The role played by the Mujibnagar government in generating public opinion, managing refugees and determining the tactics of war will be a sign of a unique glory in the history of Bengali freedom struggle.
He hoped that through the celebration of the historic Mujibnagar Day, the present generation would be able to know the true history of the Liberation War and be able to contribute to the formation of Bangabandhu's dream 'Golden Bengal' inspired by patriotism.