Remembering a hero
There goes a saying, “Some have greatness thrust upon them, and some earn them by dint of their toils, trials and tribulations.” Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman falls within the latter part of the saying, due to his lifelong struggles against the colonial exploitations of Pakistani business and political cabals, and especially with his six-point demand which culminated in his final call for freedom of Bangladesh. The world witnessed the emergence of a nationalistic leader of mesmerising eloquence and charismatic statesmanship. He did not budge an inch from his six-point demand, and when Pakistan unleashed genocide, Bangabandhu declared the Independence of Bangladesh. After a nine month liberation war, fought and won in his name, he became the father of this nation. All glories to him for this day, and for his greatness.
A. H. Dewan