Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on friday said Bangabandhu means Bangladesh and similarly Bangladesh means Bangabandhu.
“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman worked, struggled for people all his life. He had to become enemy of British and Pakistan governments for that. He had to endure torture, had to be in prison for around 14 years,” Anisul Huq said.
The minister came up with the observations while addressing a program marking 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation and National Mourning Day at Sarkari Shishu Paribar in capital’s Tejgaon this noon.
Huq at the time distributed money, bedding and food among the neglected and disadvantaged children.
“Bangabandhu had given us an independent country through his long struggle and sacrifice. But a section of schemers and fraudulent killed him mercilessly. They even killed his 10-year-old boy Sheikh Russel. It is our luck that Bangabandhu’s two daughters got saved as they were abroad at the time,” he added.
Presided over by Law and Justice Division Secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque, the program was attended by senior officials of law ministry and Department of Social Services.-BSS