President Md Abdul Hamid has urged the nation to forge an ironclad unity as it did during the Liberation War and stand united against communalism, undemocratic behaviour and violence.
In his special speech in Parliament marking the ‘Mujib Borsho’, the President said unity is needed to build the ‘Sonar Bangla’ of Bangabandhu.
Bangladesh is celebrating the ‘Mujib Borsho’ from March 17 this year to March 17, 2021, marking the birth centenary of the country’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“We shall have to protect our independence, which we snatched from the clutches of the Pakistani invaders in exchange for a sea of blood. The benefits of freedom shall have to be delivered to the doorsteps of all,” the President said.
He said political parties shall have to nurture the culture of tolerance of others’ opinions, show mutual respect, and attach due importance to others’ views in order to give democracy an institutional shape.
“By getting imbued with the spirit of 1971, we shall have to build up resistance against those who seek to hinder the trend of advancement in the country through confusion-mongering and derailing the simple-minded people of this land by denying the reality and concocting imaginary stories and situations,” President Hamid said.
He said only then would the ‘Golden Bangla’ dreamt by Bangabandhu materialise and the celebrations of his birth centenary become meaningful.
Mentioning the decision to observe the ‘Mujib Borsho’ as a very significant one, President Hamid said that the life and works of Bangabandhu, his thoughts, ideas and philosophy have to be disseminated among the younger generation of Bangladesh and across the world through observance of the ‘Mujib Borsho’.