The government has taken a mega plan over Suhrawardy Udyan to help the posterity know all the historic moments that it witnessed, including the historic March 7, 1971 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Senior ruling party MP and former Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain disclosed it in Parliament on Sunday.
“It’s a project worth Tk 250-300 crore and the work on it has already started,” he said mentioning that President Ziaur Rahman had tried to erase the history by setting up a children park and erasing the places from where Bangabandhu delivered the historic speech and the Pak army surrendered.
Engineer Mosharraf said they have identified the places and will show the places with relevant replicas so that people can know the history.
“There’ll be a statue on the spot from where Bangabandhu delivered the historic speech and the children’s park will also remain there,” he said.
Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mosharraf said children will come and visit the historic places.
Later taking floor on a point of order, senior ruling party MP Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim talked about the historic place and Bangabandhu demanding immediate completion of the project.
Veteran AL leader and former Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed also touched upon the issue and shared his memories on historic political events.
“Suhrawardy Udyan witnesses many historic events. It bears many memories. It must be preserved,” said the AL leader.
Suhrawardy Udyan has served as a symbol of certain fundamental Bengali political aspirations, especially since 1969.