The country to learn about Bangabandhu and the actual history of the struggle for independence and the Liberation War, in order to become worthy citizens.
President Abdul Hamid on Saturday said this while recalling Bangabandhu and the aftermath of his killing in a recorded interview given to the state-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) marking the National Mourning Day.
“New and future generations are an asset for any country. So if we want to build them as resources, we have to build them as worthy citizens. You have to tell them about your country, history, and heritage. If you want to know Bangladesh, you have to know Bangabandhu. And if we want to know about Bangabandhu, we have to know the exact history of liberation struggle and liberation war,” he said.
“Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is not only a name. He is an institution, a timeless history, and an entity. Bangabandhu is not with us but he left a political philosophy, policy, and ideology which will show light from generation to generation on the way to progress and development, “ the President observed.
Urging all to come forward to materialize the dream of the Father of the Nation, the President said, “I just want to long live the ideals of Bangabandhu from generation to generation as Bangabandhu has immense contributions to our national history.“
He led the nation in each and every movement and struggle to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of people, he said, adding Bangabandhu had to endure inhuman torture including imprisonment most of his lifetime.
On the birth centenary of Bangabandhu, the country is on the verge of becoming “Sonar Bangla” of his dream, he said, adding Bangabandhu brought freedom and her daughter is leading us to establish a hunger and poverty free country.