Spread history and legacy of Mujibnagar govt: Muna Tasneem

Published : 18 Apr 2018, 13:21

Jagoroniya Desk

Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia Saida Muna Tasneem on Tuesday said expatriate Bangladeshis in Thailand need to pass on the history and legacy of the Mujibnagar Day and the first Government to their younger generations to inculcate patriotism and Bengali national identity.

She made the call at a commemorative event organized by Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok on the occasion of the historic Mujibnagar Day.

Bangladesh Ambassador paid deep homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman -- who successfully led the Liberation War Time Mujibnagar Government to a glorious victory in December 1971, conducted diplomatic campaign in favour of the Liberation War and protected independent Bangladesh’s territorial integrity and rights of 10 million Bangalee refugees among others. 

The Ambassador read out the messages from President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh issued on the Day and highlighted the contribution of independent Bangladesh diplomats campaigning for the diplomatic front of the Mujibnagar Government.

A documentary on the historic Mujibnagar Government was also shown on the occasion, said the Embassy.  

A large number of expatriate Bangladeshis living in Bangkok and its suburbs spontaneously participated at the discussions on the significance of the historic Mujibnagar Day including President of Thailand Awami League, Mostafizur Rahman and expatriate Freedom Fighter Pijush Kanti Saha and focused on the immense contributions of the first Bangladesh Government, the valiant freedom fighters, defence forces and organisers of the War of Liberation towards the emergence of Bangladesh as an sovereign and independent nation. 

The Bangladesh embassy in Seoul also observed the historic Mujibnagar Day with a pretty much identical programme, starting with prayer and concluding with a documentary on the Mujibnagar govt’s creation. 

Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam recalled Father of the Nation Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four National Leaders, three million martyrs of the liberation war and two lakh women violated during the War. 

Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam

She said the first-ever government of Bangladesh took oath at Baidyanathtola of Meherpur Subdivision on the 17th April 1971 and it played a pivotal role in creating world public opinion, managing the refugees and determining the tactics of the war.

The Ambassador urged to the current generation to take greater responsibility to realize the Golden Bengal dreamt by the Father of the Nation. 

"By achieving this goal, we will be able to repay the debt of the martyrs, she added. She also recalled the immense contribution of the Bangladeshi diplomats during the War," she said.

Source: unb

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