Enlighten youths with Tajuddin's thoughts
Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the government to spread the ideologies and thoughts of Tajuddin Ahmed, the first prime minister of Bangladesh government in exile, among the young generation.
They also highlighted the sharp political knowledge of the leader who played a pioneering role by forming the Bangladesh government in exile and organised the Liberation War of 1971 in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
On the occasion of his 87th birth anniversary, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote held the discussion at the public library in the capital's Shahbagh.
Veteran cultural activist Syed Hasan Imam said the political philosophy of Tajuddin Ahmed was very sharp. He could see the future of the nation and would think about it, he said.
A section of people with international conspiracy, who assassinated Bangabandhu, also killed Tajuddin with three other great heroes of the Liberation War, he added.
Dr Enamul Haque, another cultural personality, said the ideologies of Tajuddin Ahmed should be transmitted to youths to complete the history of the country's independence.
Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta, also a minister without portfolio, said Bangabandhu and Tajuddin Ahmed were the names of the same entity, whose roles in the Liberation War could not be separated.
Tajuddin Ahmed was involved in all progressive movements of the country, including the language movement, the movement for economic emancipation of the people, and anti-communal movement.
After the independence of Bangladesh, he played a vital role in framing the constitution as a member of the constitution framing committee, according to Baglapedia.
Born at Dardaria village under Kapasia upazila in Gazipur on this day in 1925, Tajuddin was involved in politics from his student life.
He was one of the main initiators in the formation of Awami League in 1949 and in the formulation of six-point demand in 1966.
Tajuddin Ahmed was killed inside Dhaka Central Jail along with three other national leaders on November 3, 1975.