None could kill Bangabandhu's ideology: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said none could kill Bangabandhu's ideology and neither will be able to do so in future as it will remain alive forever.
She was addressing the inaugural function of a three-day photo exhibition titled Chitrrogathai Shokgatha at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad.
The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) organised the programme to mark the 40th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The function is dedicated to the new generation.
Quoting some words from Bangabandhu's historic 7th March speech, Hasina said the Bengali nation has now proved that it could no longer be suppressed. “The Bangalees have stood tall, keeping their heads high… Bangladesh is moving ahead and would continue to march forward.”
Describing the incident of August 15, 1975 as a black chapter in national life, the PM said when the nation started dreaming of its prosperity, the tragedy befell it.
Bangladesh is now regarded as a role model of development and has also graduated to a lower middle-income country, she added.
Blasting Ziaur Rahman for patronising Bangabandhu's killers through promulgating an indemnity ordinance and rewarding them with postings in various foreign missions, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu said killings had ruled supreme in the country after Bangabandhu's assassination.
With the killings of August 15, the nation had not only lost its Father, but also got the spirit of Liberation War and its history twisted and distorted, noted the premier.
AL General Secretary and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, LGRD Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Dhaka University VC AAMS Arefin Siddique and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Syed Khokon spoke at the programme, chaired by DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq.
Later, the PM witnessed renowned artist Shahabuddin Ahmed painting a portrait of Bangabandhu.