Academics at a memorial lecture on Thursday said that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s dream to establish an independent nation was materialised by Tajuddin Ahmed who led the war of liberation on behalf of the country’s founding president.
They said people of Bangladesh achieved independence under the leadership of Tajuddin, who left the country to lead the war of liberation.
Tajuddin Ahmad Memorial Trust organised the lecture at the premises of Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate building of the university. The event also saw the distribution of gold medals among the winners of a scholarship and essay competition.
Chairman of the memorial trust and treasurer of Dhaka University Kamal Uddin presided over the programme, while vice-chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Akhtaruzzaman addressed the event as chief guest.
Daughter of Tajuddin Ahmad and founder of the memorial trust Sharmin Ahmed delivered the welcome speech while Bangabandhu chair at Dhaka University Professor Muntasir Mamun presented the memorial lecture on the life and works of the country’s first prime minister.
Speaking at the function Professor Akhtaruzzaman said the nation remained united during the war because of Tajuddin’s adept leadership. He also added that everything he did was on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which was a sign of his modesty.
He also urged all to become aware of the country’s first government and Tajuddin Ahmad’s role in it.
Professor Muntasir Mamun said that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Tajuddin Ahmed were born at a crucial time of history and while Mujib was the leader of the Bengali people, Tajuddin was his follower.
Both Mujib and Tajuddin were inspired by Bengali nationalism and the combination of their qualities created a formidable partnership, he added.
A student of peace and conflict studies at Dhaka University Muhammad Aftab received the Tajuddin Ahmad Memorial Trust fund gold medal for his outstanding academic results, while five other students of the same university received prizes for winning the essay competition and one student received scholarship from the fund.
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