Fazilatunnesa was a comrade in Bangabandhu’s struggle : Quader

Publish: 10:11 PM, August 6, 2022 | Update: 10:11 PM, August 6, 2022

TBT Report : ‘Bangamata was not just the spouse of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, she was also a comrade and a colleague in his everyday struggle. She was a silent political persona. Three of her sons were murdered as they would involve in politics in the future. But I would like to know, Begum Mujib was not active in politics as well as her son Shiekh Russel. Why were they became the victim of the murder? What was their offence?”

Obaidul Quader, the General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League and Minister of Road Transport and Bridges said these while addressing an inaugural program titled ”Praronadaini Maa’ as chief guest.

On the occasion of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa’s 92nd birthday, Bangladesh Awami League’s Sub-committee on Education and Human Resources organized the art exhibition titled ‘Praronadaini Maa’ at National Museum in Shahbag of the capital city yesterday.

Obaidul Quader also said, Bangamata always inspired Bangabandhu in a way that he garnered courage and strength from her. The assassination of 15 August was the most barbaric in the history of humankind. Begum Mujib was not an active politician. Why was she assassinated? There is a lot to learn from Begum Mujib.”

The event was presided over by Dr. Abdul Khaleque, the chairman of Bangladesh Awami League’s Sub-committee on Education and Human Resources. In his speech he said, “If Bangabandhu was not born there was no chance of Bangladesh being born.

Similarly, if Begum Mujib was not born Sheikh Mujib would not become the ‘Mujib’. Begum Mujib influenced his decisions and Bangabandhu often consulted with Begum Mujib.”

The guests of honor of the event were noted Educationist and Environmental Scientist Dr Nasreen Ahmad and legendary Painter Hashem Khan. Education and Human Resources Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, Shamsun Nahar Chapa delivered the welcome speech. Professor Dr. Nasreen Ahmad said, ‘I saw Bangamata from very close. During the period of political turmoil, she remained concerned but would not express it explicitly.’