Bangabandhu sacrificed life for people’s freedom: PM

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangabandhu had sacrificed his life for bringing freedom of the people and now it’s the responsibility of the countrymen to protect this freedom.
“Bangabandhu chose his struggling life for and dedicated his life to bringing freedom of the people and now it’s the responsibility of the countrymen to protect this liberty,” she said.
She added: “Bangabandhu is not my father only, he is also the father of whole Bangladesh and the people of the country… so he gave everything to the people.”
All will have to work together to ensure peace, security, development and economic emancipation of the people, she said, reports BSS.
The prime minister was addressing as the chief guest the publication ceremony of “Karagarer Rojnamcha (Diary in Jail), the second autobiography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at the Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh auditorium at Farmgate in the capital this afternoon.
Emeritus Professor Rafiqul Islam presided over the function, while eminent historians Professor Syed Anwar Hossain and Professor Muntasir Mamun took part in the discussion on the book.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor read out some parts of the book and Bangla Academy Director General Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan delivered the welcome address.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was present on the dais.
Ministers, advisers to the PM, parliament members, chiefs of three services, educationists, senior editors and journalists were present at the function.
With the funding of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangla Academy published the 332-page book on the occasion of the 98th birthday of Bangabandhu on March 17. In the book, Bangabandhu particularly described events and experiences of his imprisonment from 1966 to 1968.


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