The 39th anniversary of death of Mashiur Rahman Jadu Mia, former prime minister and president of Bangladesh National Awami Party, will be observed today.
Mashiur Rahman Jadu Mia National Commemoration Committee has planned a various programmes in Dhaka marking his death anniversary.
On March 17, a discussion will be held at the National Press Club on Jadu Miah’s contributions to the political developments in the country.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed will attend the discussion as chief guest while freedom fighter and Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury, BNP senior leader Abdullah Al Noman and senior journalists will take part in the discussion, a press release of the Committee said.
Jadu Mia was born Nilphamari in 1924.
He was an elected member of National Council of Pakistan in 1962 and led the council as deputy leader of the opposition.
He was arrested in 1963 for his involvement in the anti-government movement.
Jadu Mia called for independence of Bangladesh and suggested forming an all-party government at a public gathering at Paltan Maidan on March 23, 1971, the release said.
After independence, he joined the movement against autocrat government and was jailed for three years during the regime of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He was released from jail in November 1975.
Jadu Mia played a vital role during Maulana Bhashani’s Farakka (a barrage built on the Ganges in India) Long March in 1976.
After the death of Maulana Bhashani, he became the chairman of NAP.
In 1977, he inspired Ziaur Rahman to form Jatiyatabadi Front and later Jatiyatabadi Dal.
Jadu Mia died on March 12, 1979.
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