DHAKA, March 08, 2018 (BSS) - Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said those who had banned the historic 7th March speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman have been condemned historically.
"The historic 7th March and the War of Liberation are tied with a same string as the whole nation joined the war being inspired by the speech," he said after paying tributes to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city.
Actually the speech of Bangabandhu on March 7, 1971 was the declaration of the independence, the minister said, adding that Bangabandhu formally declared the independence after the Pakistani occupation forces started mass killing on March 25 (night).
"In the past, it (Bangabandhu's 7 March speech) was only our (Bangladesh's) asset. But now it has turned into a global asset after getting the UNESCO recognition as the world's documentary heritage," the AL general secretary said, adding that the speech should be disseminated among the young generation at the grassroots level to instill the spirit of the Liberation War into them.