Teach Pritilata's ideals to youths
Human rights activist Sultana Kamal yesterday called upon all to inculcate the ideals of revolutionary Pritilata Waddeder in the minds of the young generation.
Sultana Kamal, also a former caretaker government adviser, made the call while speaking as the chief guest at a programme marking the 106th birthday of Bangalee anti-British movement revolutionary.
The Bangla daily Bhorer Kagoj and Pritilata Trust jointly organised the programme titled "Banglar Swadhinatar Agnishikha" (Flame of Bengal's Independence) at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.
Sultana Kamal said, "Vultures are trying to grab our national flag. Now we need to awaken the ideals of Pritilata among the young generation. We have to bring her at the forefront and move ahead to build a complete secular state."
Pritilata is a noble part of history, said Sultana Kamal, adding, "The names of Pritilata and other revolutionaries ring bells whenever we think of independence."
She went on saying, "Pritilata and other revolutionaries gifted the younger generation a new country, new life and new flag. Our independence is meaningless if we exclude them. They presented us with high ideals; this is high time we think whether we're following those ideals or not."
Pritilata Waddeder was born on May 5, 1911 in the British India and sacrificed her life on September 24, 1932 at Pahartali of Chittagong during an attack on a European club, which had a sign board that read "Dogs and Indians not allowed".