Contribution of journalist Altaf Mahmud recalled
DHAKA, Jan 24, 2023 (BSS) - Journalist Altaf Mahmud was an energetic, sincere and dedicated in protecting the dignity and rights of journalist community, said speakers at a discussion here today.
They said Altaf Mahmud upheld the non-communal and spirit of Liberation War being imbued with the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
BFUJ-Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) jointly organized the discussion at its office at the Jatiya Press Club marking the 7th death anniversary of Journalist Altaf Mahmud.
BFUJ acting president Madhusudan Mandal presided over the discussion while BFUJ secretary general Dip Azad, BFUJ former president Mollah Jalal and secretary general Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan, DUJ president Sohel Haider Chowdhury and general secretary Akhter Hossain, DUJ former presidents Kazi Rafiq and Kuddus Afrad, DUJ former general secretary heroic Freedom Fighter Azizul Islam Bhuiyan, Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Kendra president heroic Freedom Fighter Nasimun Ara Haque Minu, BFUJ treasurer Khairuzzaman Kamal and Jatiya Press Club treasurer Shahed Chowdhury, among others, took part in the discussion.
The speakers said journalist Altaf Mahmud was a journalist leader with a fighting spirit and he was always vocal in the movement of establishing rights for bread and butter of journalist community. Many journalists were inspired by him, they added.