14 Aug 2023, 19:20

Bangabandhu's indomitable spirit inspires new generation to achieve goals


DHAKA, Aug 14, 2023 (BSS) - The country's new generation is following the
indomitable spirit and life and works of Bangabandhu for achieving their
cherished dreams.

"In Bangabandhu's entire life, we find perfect examples of patriotism,
humanity, respect towards his political and academic mentors which developed
him as a great leader of masses and the greatest Bangalee of thousand years,"
said Fuad Hossen, general secretary of Dhaka University Debating Society

On the eve of martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu, he said Bangabandhu's
charismatic leadership skills, art of oratory, admirable personality,
integrity, honesty, and undisputed lifestyle will be a great source of
inspirations to youth in generation after generation.

Noting that Bangabandhu had struggled until his death for establishing
people's rights and emancipation of the commoners, Hossen said Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman appeared to be an emblem of struggles for the exploited people across
the world transcending boundaries of this soil.

Bangladesh Chhatra League's Dhaka University unit president Mazharul Kabir
Shayon said Bangabandhu's ideology, political dedication and mesmerizing
speeches will remain as great source of inspirations for the people specially
the youths all over the world.

"Bangabandhu's life and work is a textbook to us," he said.

Fairuz Abontika, a law student at Jagannath University, said it is possible
to translate the dream of Bangabandhu into reality to build a Sonar Bangla if
all irrespective of opinions make combined efforts to build an equity-based
society breaking the shackle of exploitation.

From very early age of life, Bangabandhu's unparallel humanitarian qualities
and his profound love for people developed him as a leader of the masses, she

"Young Mujib used to bring underprivileged children at home and insist his
mother on entertaining them with foods," Abontika added.

BCL's DU unit general secretary Tanbir Hasan Shaikat said for the freedom of
the country's people, Bangabandhu dedicated his entire life and was tortured
for uncounted days including a total imprisonment of 4,682 days.

Young people can learn from Bangabandhu how to sacrifice for the country
people unconditionally who showed each possible way for the freedom loving
people of the world, he said.

A master's student of Jahangirnagar University (JU) Public Administration
Department Tasmia Mehrin called Bangabandhu as a "Symbol of infinite courage
and a fearless hero".

Quoting the Bangabandhu's statement "From today the name of the eastern
province of Pakistan will be only Bangladesh instead of East Pakistan", she
said he (Bangabandhu) was the person who showed the Bangalees the dream of
achieving freedom by waging struggle.

Recalling the contributions of Father of the Nation from 1952 Language
Movement to rebuilding a war-torn nation, the JU student said Bangabandhu had
taught that there is no alternative to fight to be freed from the

Though Bangladesh is now independent, but Tasmia said the Bengalees would
have been happier, "Jodi raat pohale shona jeto Bangabandhu more nai" (If it
could be heard overnight that Bangabandhu had not died).

Another student from Jagannath University Mehedi Hasan recalled Bangabandhu's
lifelong struggle against injustice, saying, "The Father of the Nation is a
canon against suppression and oppression to me."

Bangabandhu had realised that educational disparities is the basic weapon of
suppression, he said, adding: "On October 28, 1970, in his address to the
nation on national television and radio channels prior to the 1970 general
elections of the then undivided Pakistan, Bangabandhu enumerated the
continuing disparities in education."

Mamun, student of English Department, said an early initiative by Bangabandhu
in the independent Bangladesh was to establish the National Education
Commission, headed by the eminent educationist Md Qudrat-e-Khuda (QK
Commission) on July 26, 1972.

Md Roni Molla, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology (BUET), said Bangabandhu was the leader who raised his voice
against all kinds of irregularities and injustices.

"The strong voice of the Father of the Nation is the greatest inspiration and
pride for our whole nation. He is an idol for us," Molla added.

Naim Hasan, a fifth-year student of Dhaka Medical College, recalled
Bangabandhu's directives towards physicians in the independent Bangladesh and
said, "Bangabandhu had directed us (doctors) to go to the village to lessen
the misery of our people."

Expressing her wish to serve her homies with utmost sincerity, she said, "We
will transform our country into Bangabandhu's "Sonar Bangla" with our
individual professional effort."

Ivy Akhter, a masters' student of DU, termed Bangabandhu as a charismatic
leader, saying that the Father of the Nation had an extraordinary ability to
influence the people.

Utilizing his prudence and leadership quality, the Father of the Nation had
influenced the peaceful Bangalees to raise arms against the Pakistani
military junta and free the country from the occupational forces, she added.