In Memory of the Three Leaders
The article titled “In memory of the Three Leaders” dated, 12 August, 2016, caught my attention. The three leaders, namely A.K. Fazlul Huq, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy and Khawaja Nazimuddin, were the heart of the nation during the struggle against the British rule. They played an important role in achieving the rights of our people. Their dedication towards our country was unimaginable. It is high time to remind our younger generations about the spirit and sacrifice of the great leaders. They never compromised with injustice. If the spirit of the leaders can spread in society; especially among youths, they will not become extremists or radicals. Rather they will be patriotic citizens of the country.
Department of Law, University of Dhaka
A Note of Gratitude
As a member of Dhaka's Nawab family, I am extremely grateful to you for mentioning one of the very important leaders not only of Bengal but of the entire Indian Sub-continent, Khawaja Nazimuddin, who hailed from this part of the world. No doubt he, and many like, him, have played an important role in the freedom of India amongst whom the name of Sir Nawabzada Salimullah from Dhaka's Nawab family also is mentionable. Khawaja Nazimuddin's close family members are following his footsteps in leading the nation and guiding the maximum of the youth to prosperity. A fine living example of which is Yasmeen Murshed, founder of the English medium Scholastica School.
Great Grandson Khawaja Nawabzada Atiqullah
The Manmade Deluge
Our generation is very familiar with the flood of 1988. So much, that we often calculate our age by this epic disaster. We say, 'I was born during the flood of 1988 or after the flood or before the flood.' As for the flood of 1998, many of us can remember it clearly. Since our childhood, we have been seeing floods, major or minor, each and every year in Bangladesh. At one point, we took it as our fate, thinking we could do nothing. However, I would like to thank Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan because through his timely article, I learned that floods were not always our fate. Many of these devastating floods were manmade and not natural at all. Although we know who are responsible for this devastating deluge, it is of no avail because they are beyond our reach and out of our border. The only solution for this problem is that regardless of border and nation, we should be kind and considerate to every human being.