Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary, Roads and Transport Minister Obaidul Quader has said that they have erased Bangabandhu from history. Khudiram was hanging on the gallows, freedom did not come. Pritilata was forced to sacrifice, freedom did not come. Sirajuddaula admitted to betrayal, freedom did not come. Numerous movements including Santal rebellion have been fought in Bengal, independence has not come. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman emerged from Tungipara of this country, which has been exploited for thousands of years, as an ambassador for the liberation of Bengalis. So he is undoubtedly a messenger of liberation for the whole Bengali history, the Bengali entity. A quarter once wanted to erase this hero from the history of this country. Now they are being erased from the history of this country.
He was speaking as the chief guest at an online discussion titled "Bangabandhu Bangali's Consciousness Lighthouse" on the occasion of the 45th Martyrdom Anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day organized by Teachers Association at National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University at 11:30 am on Saturday.
He thanked the organizers of the online discussion meeting "Bangabandhu is the beacon of Bengali consciousness" and said the verdict would be executed by bringing back the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The process of bringing the killers back to the country is underway.
He also spoke about the Corona situation, saying that all the countries, including Europe and America, had opened educational institutions. Again they have been forced to close educational institutions. Regarding the opening of educational institutions in the country, he said, "Considering the Corona situation, our educational institutions will be opened."
Bangabandhu was the beacon of Bengali consciousness online discussion meeting was attended by, among others, the Vice-Chancellor of the National University. Harun Ar-Rashid, Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib University of Science and Technology Vice-Chancellor Prof. Syed Samsuddin Ahmed, National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University Vice-Chancellor Prof. AHM Mostafizur Rahman and Treasurer Professor. Jalal Uddin.
Nazrul Islam, president of the University Teachers' Association, presided over the meeting. Md. Nazrul Islam, head of the Department of Accounting and Information Technology. Subrata Kumar Dey, Syndicate Member Prof. Mahbub Hossain, Syndicate Member, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Head of the Department of Bengali Language and Literature. Md. Sahabuddin, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Head of the Department of CSE. Jannatul Ferdous, Registrar (Acting) agriculturist. Md. Humayun Kabir.
Speaking as the chief guest, Obaidul Quader further said that whether the incident of AC blast in the mosque of Khanpur Talla area of Narayanganj was sabotage or accident will be known through investigation. An investigation has already been launched into the incident. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the dead and injured and called upon them to be patient, adding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had expressed sorrow over the casualties in the AC blast at the mosque. He directed to provide the highest medical care to the burn victims. The history of today's independent sovereign Bangladesh is a very moving history. For thousands of years Bengali heroes made many efforts to make this country independent but independence did not come.