Birshrestha Hamidur museum opens
The newly built Birshrestha Sipahi Hamidur Rahman museum and library, built to commemorate the great freedom fighter, was inaugurated at his native village in Moheshpur upazila yesterday.
His native Khordo Khalishpur village has also been renamed Hamid Nagar after him.
Maj. Gen. (Retd) CR Datta Bir Uttam, Commander of Sector No 4 during Liberation War, inaugurated the museum through a simple function in a solemn atmosphere. Local Government Adviser Anwarul Iqbal also spoke on the occasion.
A large number of freedom fighters, high civil and military officials, local elite and people from all strata of life attended the function.
The complex has been built by the local government ministry at a cost of Tk 62.90 lakh.
Speaking on the occasion, Maj. Gen. CR Datta said the valiant sons of the soil sacrificed their life for a prosperous and happy Bangladesh, which is yet to be achieved. Their sacrifice will be meaningful when people of the country will live in peace in a developed Bangladesh, he said.
Anwarul Iqbal said only political leaders can lead the country towards development in a truly democratic atmosphere. He called upon the people to elect honest and dedicated leaders in next election to protect their interest and ensure development.
He said Bangladesh can become a developed country in 10 years if corruption can be eliminated and transparency in development activities ensured. This is the task of political leaders, he added.
The caretaker government is working hard to hold a free and fair election so that people can elect honest leaders, sidelining money and muscle power, the adviser said.
“We want to go ahead with the spirit of the Liberation war”, he said.
Local government secretary Sheikh Khurshed Alam, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md. Yunusur Rahman, freedom fighter Sazzad Ali Bir Pratik, Jhenidah Deputy Commissioner Abu Sayed Fakir, Police Superintendent Jahangir Hossain Matobbar, district Muktijuddah Commander Monwar Hossain Malita, district council official Rama Rani Roy, Maj. Kabir of joint forces and Moheshpur upazila Nibbahi Officer Abi Abdullah also attended the function.