Bangladesh Excessive Fee in London paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark his historic 7 March speech in 1971 that ready folks of this land for the Battle of Liberation.
To commemorate the event an occasion was organised by the excessive fee in collaboration with SOAS South Asia Institute and Nomad Publishing in London, UK, on Monday.
Veteran British journalist Sir William Mark Tully, whereas attending the occasion, remarked, “Sheikh Sa’ab (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) was one of many biggest audio system I’ve ever heard, and his speech on 7 March galvanized the folks of Bangladesh to battle for his or her independence from the oppression of West Pakistan.
“Earlier than his 7 March speech, there was solely discuss of autonomy, however not of liberation, freedom and independence”, stated
Sir Mark Tully added that having heard speeches from regional leaders, together with the one delivered by Bangabandhu in India after his launch from Pakistan jail, Bangabandhu was a tremendous speaker who may stand and transfer the gang nearly definitely, and as a real Bengali nationalist, was capable of be the Father of the Nation.
Moreover, he stated Bangabandhu’s historic speech that led Bangladeshis to achieve independence in 1971 continues to be an inspiration to his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to propel Bangladesh ahead economically and socially.
Talking on the event, eminent economist Professor Rehman Sobhan stated, “The 7 March speech was not only a speech, however a landmark political second within the historical past of independence of Bangladesh. From that day ahead, Bangabandhu was successfully the ruler of Bangladesh.”
Professor Sobhan famous that the truth that Bangabandhu had taken over the executive authority of East Pakistan earlier than independence was a uncommon instance of any post-colonial unbiased wrestle.
As a consequence, he stated that the folks of Bangladesh spontaneously joined the liberation warfare, took up arms, and have become the primary era of nation warriors, having by no means use gun of their lifetime.
Chaired by Bangladesh Excessive Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem, Lord Howell of Guildford, Professor James Manor, Emeritus Professor of the Institute of Commonwealth Research, Professor Edward Simpson, Director of SOAS South Asia Institute and Max Scott, Director of Nomad Publishing, UK spoke on the high-profile panel dialogue on “Bangabandhu’s life and legacy as we speak”. Marking the day, Bangladesh Excessive Fee, London additionally organised the UK launch of an unique publication titled “Mujib: An Introduction”.
Highlighting the importance of the historic 7 March Speech, Excessive Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem stated, “Bangabandhu’s 18-minute extempore historic 7 March Speech not solely modified the historical past of Bengali nation, however the historical past of the world for which Unesco conserved it because the Documentary Heritage of Mankind in its Reminiscence of World Register for succeeding generations.”
The excessive commissioner stated, “Bangladesh Excessive Fee was proud to translate the 7 March speech in Scottish, Irish and Welsh languages through the Mujib Borsho and to share the spirit and core message of the speech with tens of millions of Irish, Scott and Welsh-speaking folks throughout the UK.”
The envoy reaffirmed that the excessive fee will proceed to go on Bangabandhu’s message of democracy, freedom and human rights among the many new era of the British-Bangladeshis.
Professor James Manor who delivered the primary Bangabandhu discuss on the College on London in 2018, stated, “On condition that Bangabandhu acquired intelligence about Pakistan’s plan to assault harmless Bengali civilians had he made the declaration of independence on 7 March, he made the deceleration a number of weeks later saving lives of his folks.”
Earlier, the Day’s programme started with the hoisting of the nationwide flag on the chancery, adopted by flower wreaths being positioned at Bangabandhu’s portrait by the excessive commissioner and officers of the mission.
Messages issued on the event by the president and the prime minister had been learn out by the mission’s officers.
Particular prayers had been provided for the good language martyrs, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu and his household and all of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives within the Battle of Liberation; and for peace and continued progress of Bangladesh underneath the visionary management of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Officers and staff of the excessive fee participated within the occasion as nicely.