Liberation War Corner opens at Jatiya Press Club

Special Correspondent

15 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Liberation War Corner opens at Jatiya Press Club

Editors of different dailies, senior journalists and other guests attend a programme arranged to inaugurate the Liberation War Corner at the library of Jatiya Press Club in the city on Saturday. – SUN PHOTO

Jatiya Press Club has opened Liberation War (Muktijuddha) Corner at its library, which is intended for remembering war heroes who made the supreme sacrifice for the sake of the country’s independence.

There are approximately two hundred books on research activities about freedom fighters, Bangabandhu’s leadership during the liberation war, front war against the Pakistani army and other true stories before and after the liberation war.

Jatiya Press Club Library and Reference Sub-committee organised the inaugural programme chaired by Club President Saiful Alam.

Over one dozen of freedom fighters who are also members of the Jatiya Press Club, The Observer Editor Iqbal Sobhan, Prothom Alo Editor Motiur Rahman, BSS Managing Director Abul Kalam Azad, The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam, former president of Jatiya Press Club Safiqur Rahman, senior journalists Riaz Uddin Ahmed, Harun Habib, Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Shapan Shah, Azizul Islam Bhuiyan and Moniruzzman attended the event.

Jatiya Press Club President Saiful Alam said it is a historic moment for the National Press Club.

In her welcome speech, Press Club General Secretary Farida Yasmin said the club has a plan to publish a book in commemoration of the freedom fighters who are members of Jatiya Press Club.                

Retired major Shamsul Arafeen, sub-sector commander of the ninth sector of the Liberation War, opened the corner.

Shamsul Arafeen who fled from Pakistan army barrack to join the Liberation War said, “We have informed the public about the liberation war.

“But it’s time for us to introduce the government officials who fought for the country’s sake.”

Jatiya Press Club Library and Reference Sub-committee Convener Shahnaj Begum moderated the inaugural event.