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12:00 AM, June 14, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 14, 2008

'Preserve real history for new generation'


National Professor Dr Sufia Ahmed speaks at The 39th Annual Seminar of Bangladesh Itihas Parishad at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) on Dhaka University campus yesterday.Photo: STAR

The real history of the partition of the sub-continent in 1947, language movement in 1952, and the liberation war in 1971 should be preserved for the new generation so that it cannot be distorted, said historians at a seminar yesterday.
They said the practice of distorting the history should be stopped, otherwise patriotism will not flourish among the new generation.
The two-day seminar was organised by Bangladesh Itihas Parishad at the auditorium of the Teacher Student Centre of Dhaka University where seven research articles on the liberation war were presented.
These are 'Language movement in 1952- Six-point movement in 1966' by Prof Abul Kashem, 'Six-point movement in 1966 March 25 in 1971' by Prof Harun-ur-Rashid, 'March 26 in 1971 December 16 in 1971: Mujibnagar Government, Political and Diplomatic Perspective' by Prof Ajoy Roy, 'Armed resistance and war fields in liberation war' by Major AFM Shamsul Arefin, 'The role of mass people in liberation war' by Major Kamrul Hasan Bhuiyan, 'The role of expatriates and international agencies in liberation war' by Prof Syed Anwar Hossain, and 'Genocide and war crime' by Dr MA Hasan.
Inaugurating the seminar, Dhaka University Vice-chancellor SMA Faiz said the historians should be alert so that the history especially the history of the liberation war is not distorted.
“I personally believe that these seven research articles on the liberation war will help us to know the real incidents that happened during the liberation war. New generation will also gather knowledge reading these rare research articles,” he said while speaking as chief guest.
National Professor Dr Sufia Ahmed, president of Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, said true history of the partition of the sub-continent in 1947, language movement in 1952 and liberation war in 1971 will have to be placed accurately before the new generation for the greater interest of the nation.
Prof M Akhtaruzzaman, general secretary of Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, said regional history of the liberation war should be gathered properly to enrich the documents of the war of independence.
Sector commanders will spoke at the seminar today recalling many incidents of the liberation war.

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