The Deputy Leader of the Bangladesh National Parliament, Begum Matia Chowdhury said Bangabandhu was an outstanding and legendary leader; and no one can be compared with him.
“Just as the sea does not contain the sky when the shadow of the sky falls on the sea, so a leader does not become great like him even if someone thinks he is great,” Matia said Wednesday, while she was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion on the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 48th Martyrdom Anniversary, organized by the Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA). It was held at the alumni floor of the university’s Nawab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building.
Matia said that after the killing of Bangabandhu, the situation was so unfavorable that we could not make a timely protest. His death stopped our march to progress again.
She mentioned that Awami League’s politics was never as smooth as that is seen today but Sheikh Hasina contributed here much in punting Bangladesh forward. Matia urged the new generation to push this trend forward.
Speakers at the discussion demanded formation of a national commission on the conspirators of the August 15 and August 21 murders.
The Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman recalled that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made an outstanding contribution to the development of Dhaka University. He gave autonomy to the university. His dream was to achieve research and development under its own management at the university. We all have to work to make his dream come true.
The President of the Dhaka University Alumni Association, Anwar-ul Alam Chowdhury (Parvez), presided over the discussion. He said Bangabandhu worked hard for the freedom of the Bengali nation. He desired social and economic emancipation as he was an ideal leader. He showed us how to dream about building a society free from exploitation. Today, Bangladesh is a regarded country across the world under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University ASM Maqsud Kamal said, politics of revenge surfaced in Bangladesh through Mujib in 1975. He said that Dhaka University itself has been a victim of this revenge with some decisions taken during Mujib’s tenure being reversed later.
Former Secretary General of Alumni Association Ranjan Karmakar, Professor Abdul Mannan Choudhury, and Joint Secretary General Subhash Singho Roy also took part in the discussion with DUAA Secretary General Molla Mohammad Abu Kawser delivered the welcome speech.