‘Recognise 19 March as 1st Armed Resistance Day’

Metro Desk

24 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Heroic freedom fighters and leaders of various professional groups on Saturday demanded that the government give official recognition to 19 March as the First Armed Resistance Day, says a press release.

The demand came from a discussion meeting marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Joydebpur Chandna High School and College Auditorium.

Jointly organised by the National Committee for Celebration of Golden Jubilee of 19 March, the First Armed Resistance Day, and Bangladesh Sangbadik Adhiker Forum (Bangladesh Journalists’ Right Forum--BJRF), the discussion titled: “Great Independence Struggle and Grassroots Scenarios in the Beginning of Freedom Fight and National History” was presided over by Bir Muktijodhya Abdus Sattar Mia.

Conducted by journalist Ataur Rahman, the Chief Coordinator of the organisation, the discussion was addressed by Prof Dr Hafiza Khatun, the convener of the National Committee for Celebration of Golden Jubilee of 19 March, the First Armed Resistance Day, ex-MP Kazi Mozammel Huq, DMP Additional Commissioner AKM Hafiz Akter, Principal MA Bari, Bir Muktijoddha and journalist leaders Azizul Islam Bhuiyan, Gazi Ullah Khan, heroic freedom fighter Abdul Bari, Shaheed Hurmut’s daughter Prof Halima Khatun, Jatiya Press Club Joint Secretary Ashraf Ali, Gazipur Journalists’ Union President Ataur Rahman, Prof Mukul Kumar Mallik, journalist leaders MA Salam Shanto, Nurul Islam, Labour Leader Mujibur Rahman, Zila Muktijodhya Command’s former Assistant Commander Bir Muktijoddhya Iman Uddin, Bir Muktijoddhya Abu Syed, Bir Muktijodhya Safiudding, Gazipur City Corporation Ward Councillor Rafiqul Islam, Gazipur Society general secretary Mostafa Kamal Humayun Himu and others were present at the event. 

 

 


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