Political and socio-cultural organisations in the port city yesterday observed the 85th execution day of revolutionary Masterda Surya Sen.
Placing wreaths at his statue at Masterda Surya Sen Memorial Library in Roazan upazila of Chattogram, Awami League lawmaker from Chattogram-6 constituency ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury said Masterda freed Chattogram from British rule for three days; for this reason, Chattogram is called the sacred land of revolution.
“His spirit would remain at the centre of revolution among us for ages,” said the lawmaker.
Chattogram city units of Socialist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist), Chattogram city units of Bangladesh Students Union and Samajtantrik Chhatra Front placed the wreaths at the sculpture of Masterda on the JM Sen Hall premises in the city to pay tribute to the anti-British movement hero.
Leaders of the parties at a brief rally said the uncompromising character of Masterda Surya Sen inspired the people of sub-continent to unite in a movement against injustice and repression.
Masterda sacrificed his life to free the country from the colonial oppressors, they were of the view. The sacrifices of revolutionaries during the anti-British movement continue to inspire people to fight against oppressors, they added.
Shafi Uddin Kabir Abid, member of Chattogram district committee of Socialist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist); Nurul Huda Nipu, member of Chattogram district unit of Socialist Party of Bangladesh; and Arif Mainuddin, president of Chattogram city unit of Samajtantrik Chhatra Front, were present, among others, at the time.