June 4, 1972
BANGABANDHU GREETS JOHN STONEHOUSE
In a reception programme organised in the honour of British MP John Stonehouse, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman expresses his deep gratitude to this friend of Bangladesh who played a great role in moving world opinion in favour of Bangladesh's Liberation War. Stonehouse, in his reply, calls upon the people of Bangladesh to work hard to prove wrong those who are trying to belittle the achievement of Bangladesh. Expressing his confidence in Bangabandhu's leadership, the British MP says that if the existing natural and human resources of the country can be utilised properly, Bangladesh will be the best nation in Asia.
GANAMUKTI DAL JOINS AWAMI LEAGUE
Ganamukti Dal, under the leadership of Manindra Nath Bhattacharya and Abdur Razzak MCA, joins Awami League today. Speaking at the joining ceremony, Bangabandhu calls upon the people to devote themselves to the task of building Shonar Bangla. The country has to be built from scratch as the Pakistani hoarders destroyed lifelines of the country, he adds.
He urges all to uphold the four principles of nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism and work hard to bring smiles to the faces of the teeming millions. He asks people to be aware of the conspirators who are trying to tarnish the image of the country and fight these evil-mongers unitedly.
DEADLY TRAIN ACCIDENT IN JESSORE
Bangladesh witnesses a tragic train accident in Jessore today that leaves at least 50 people dead and over 400 others injured. Bangabandhu expresses deep condolences to the bereaved families and assures them of all kind of support from the government. A high-powered committee is formed to inquire into this tragic incident.
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION PLAN RESUMED
The government is planning to resume the work of establishing satellite communication in the country. Several engineers have already been employed in this regard. The project was supposed to be completed by November, 1971. Once completed, the project will significantly improve Bangladesh's telecommunication with the world.
SOURCES: June 5, 1972 issue of Purbodesh.