President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the people to resist all sorts of conspiracies and evil-attempts of the defeated forces of 1971 as they were the enemy of country’s independence, democracy and development.
The president was addressing a freedom fighters’ reception at Rajbari field in Gazipur on the occasion of the First Armed Resistance Day against the Pakistani occupation forces.
Abdul Hamid noted that all movements and struggles from the Language Movement till the final Independence proclamation by the nation’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on March 26 in 1971 were closely tied to the Liberation War.
The president urged all to let the new and future generations know the actual history of the country’s freedom struggle.
‘The new generation must know about the contributions of the people who were part of the freedom struggle as no partial history can guide any nation towards the right path,’ Abdul Hamid observed.
The president categorically said that a vested quarter had deliberately tried to teach the post1971 generation a distorted history, being afraid of Sheikh Mujib, Liberation War and its history.
Mentioning that the anti-liberation forces did not forget the stigma of defeat in the Liberation War, the president said the evil forces even now were trying to raise their heads whenever they got the scope.
Referring to the Mujib’s historic March 7 speech, the president said Mujib, in his speech, had given a clear outline of the country’s independence and Liberation War, reflecting the expectation of the common people.
The president, who was a sub-sector commander during the Liberation War, said March 19, 1971 was a unique day in the history of the nation as the freedom-loving people, under the directive of Mujib, had launched the first armed attack on the Pakistani forces at Joydebpur.
He paid rich tributes to Hormut, Niamat and Monu K Halifa of Gazipur and other patriots who embraced martyrdom on March 19, 1971.
President Hamid said this resistance had accelerated the preparation of armed freedom fighters and encouraged the general public to participate in the war.
Liberation War affairs minister AKM Mozzammel Haque, lawmaker Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, Gazipur zila parishad chairman Akhtaruzzaman, city Awami League president Ajmatullah Khan and general secretary Jahangir Alam, among others, spoke. Gazipur deputy commissioner Dewan M Humayun Kabir presided over the programme.
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