Liberation War Affairs Minister AK M Mozammel Haque on Saturday said that Bangabandhu's March 7 speech inspired people to take part in the Bangladesh Liberation War. Just after this historic speech, people took all-out preparations to resist the Pakistani occupation army.
He said that mass media from home and abroad as well as media workers played a major role in this regard which inspired the freedom-loving people of Bangladesh to achieve independence.The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion jointly organised by the National Committee for Celebration of Golden Jubilee of 19 March, the First Armed Resistance Day, Bangladesh Sangbadik Adhiker Forum (BJRF) and Gazipur Union of Journalists (GUJ) at Jatiya Press Club in the capital.
Moderated by journalist Ataur Rahman, the Chief Coordinator of the organisation, and President of Gazipur Union of Journalists (GUJ), the discussion was presided over by Prof Dr Hafiza Khatun, the convener of the National Committee for Celebration of Golden Jubilee of 19 March, the First Armed Resistance Day. Ayub Bhuiyan, JPC executive committee member and a researcher on Liberation War affairs presented the key-note speech. Bir Muktijoddha, journo leader and president of BJRF Azizul Islam Bhuiyan gave the welcome speech while it was addressed, among others, by Shaheed Hurmut’s daughter Prof Halima Khatun, former Information Adviser to the Prime Minister and Editor of Daily Observer.