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Research on March 7 Speech

2 officials receive Bangabandhu Public Admin Award

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) Secretary Abu Hena Morshed Zaman and Additional Deputy Commis-sioner of Mymensingh Parvezur Rahman have received maiden ‘Bangabandhu Public Administration Award 2022’ for their research on the March 7 Speech.

The award was distributed at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Saturday.

This year, 31 officials and organisations were given the award in 10 categories. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the event virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. On her behalf, Liberation War Affairs Minister Mozammel Haque districted medals among the recipients.

Abu Hena Morshed Zaman and Parvezur Rahman mainly researched

the literature material and grammatical language style of Bangabandhu’s 7th March Speech under the title ‘7 March 1971 Historic Speech: A comparative Examination of Rhetoric and Textual Qualities’, said a press release.

Their research paper was published as a landmark study in the February 2022 issue of IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a renowned journal of the International Organization of Scientific Research, a NASA-indexed organisation based in New York, Australia, Qatar and India.

Before this, there was no research on the literary value of the speech of March 7. There were numerous studies on the literary values of the speeches of other famous world leaders such as Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Those are taught as literature in many universities across the world.

The researchers show the use of Aristotle’s three basic rhetorics -- ethos, logos and pathos -- in this speech and discuss in detail the classical oration, Shakespearian rhetoric and grammatical language style of this speech.

According to the experts, Bangabandhu’s ethos - principle, logos - logic and pathos - emotions obtained in this study will serve as an important reference in the formation of people-friendly institutions and other literary elements while teaching language and literature in educational institutions.

After all, the state cannot run without an ideological basis and the main basis of the national ideology of Bangladesh lies in the speech of 7th March. Which is already being practised is not enough to evaluate the significance of this speech. And in this case, this research will fill a lot of gaps, the release said.