Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Friday said that after Bangabandhu's return to Bangladesh on 10 January, 1972, the Bengali nation got a real taste of liberation, reports BSS.
"Despite the victory against Pakistan on December 16, 1971, the Bengali nation did not get a real taste of independence 88as Bangabandhu was imprisoned in Pakistan, after Bangabandhu was released from prison in Pakistan on January 8, 1972 and came to Bangladesh on January 10, the Bengali nation got a real taste of liberation," he said.He was speaking as the chief guest at an exchange of views on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangabandhu's Homecoming Day at the National Press Club, said a press release.
The Minister said that every event on the path of great independence of the Bengali nation is important to history...the grassroots picture of the beginning of the great independence movement and the liberation war and the writing of national history must be done by all irrespective of party affiliation.
"All the information of the liberation war, all the events must be properly presented to the nation," he said adding, the grassroots image of the great independence movement and the beginning of the liberation war and the movement that was formed at the grassroots level of the country on the eve of the great liberation war should be properly recognized and their contribution should be duly recognized.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Md. Zahid Ahsan Russell former Information Adviser to the Prime Minister and Editor of Daily Observer Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, BJRF President Bir Muktijoddha Azizul Islam Bhuiyan, Gazi Ullah Khan, freedom fighter Abdus Sattar Mia, labor leader Osman Ali, Journalists Ataur Rahman, freedom fighter Professor, also spoke, among others.