Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called upon all to make the new generation aware of the real history of the nation which reached its destination through tremendous sacrifices and struggles.
“Our new generation should be known the real history of the events. The history of the independence of Bangalee is a unique example of how a nation could reach its destination through sacrifice, subjugation and bloodshed,” she said.
The prime minister said this while inaugurating the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2019 on Bangla Academy premises in the capital on Friday afternoon.
Focusing on the real history of Language Movement, the prime minister said many people spread distorted information on the history of the movement even on Great War of Liberation.
The “Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu” and the “Secret Documents of the Intelligence Branch on the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” are important sources for new generation to know the real history, she said.
On the occasion, the prime minister unveiled the cover of the second part of the “Secret Documents of the Intelligence Branch on the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” which contains the events of jail life of Bangabandhu in 1951 and 1952.
The “Secret Documents of the Intelligence Branch on the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” is being published in 14 volumes where many unknown facts on Bangabandhu’s struggle for independence were unveiled.
Chairman of the Bangla Academy Dr Anisuzzaman presided over the function while state minister for cultural affairs K M Khalid, eminent Bengali Indian poet Shankha Ghosh and Egyptian writer, journalist and researcher Mohsen Al Arishi were present as special guests.
Cultural affairs secretary Dr Md. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, president of Gyan O Srijanshil Prokashona Samity Farid Ahmed also spoke on the occasion where Director General of the Bangla Academy Habibullah Sirajee gave the welcome address.
The prime minister also handed over Bangla Academy Sahitya Purashkar 2019 to four recipients in different categories. They are Kazi Rosy (poetry), Muhith Kamal (literature), Syed Md. Shahed (easy and research) and Afsan Chowdhury (research on Liberation War).