DHAKA, June 22, 2020 (BSS) – Praising the Awami League and its leadership quality for making historical and socio-economic marks, academicians here today said Bangladesh and the Banglee nation are hugely indebted to this party and will remain so in the coming days too as the country and its people gained a lot from the party since its inception.
They also suggested that Awami League leaders and workers should engage themselves with the masses in more intensified ways following the footprints of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“Awami League is the biggest, oldest and people-oriented party. The Bangalee nation and Bangladesh did not get such things from any other party compared to those from Awami League,” noted educationist and historian Prof Syed Anwar Hussain told BSS in an interview over mobile phone as Awami League marks its 71st founding anniversary tomorrow.
He underscored the need for keeping the party and the government as separate entities to strengthen democracy following the footsteps of Bangabandhu.
He said Bangladesh and the Banglee nation are indebted to Awami League and “We must have to remain indebted to this party” as the nation had gained a lot from this party since its inception.
He said Bangabandhu became general secretary of Awami League in 1953 and he created second and third layers of leaderships inside the party.
As Bangabandhu created multilayered leadership, the party led the 1971 Liberation War successfully in absence of him, he added.
Asked about AL and the AL government’s performance in containing the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, he praised the government acts saying Bangladesh is a country of limited resources but amidst all limitations, the Awami League government ‘s continued ‘war against the coronavirus’ is really praiseworthy.
“Specially, we noticed that leaders and workers of Awami League across the country are being affected by the coronavirus. It proves they are trying to work for the masses,” he said.
He said but other political parties’ leaders do not get affected by the virus because they keep themselves free from being infected by maintaining distance from the people to ensure their safety.
He, however, indicated that few AL men are not working sincerely, that is why irregularities and misappropriation in distribution of relief goods and the prime minister’s cash aid were reported.
Dhaka University former Vice-Chancellor and noted educationist Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique said: “Awami League leaders and workers should engage themselves with the masses in more intensified ways to let the people feel the party and its leaders as their own.”
Siddique, also a communication expert, said Bangabandhu throughout his entire life engaged himself with the masses and he always used to talk to people and party leaders before taking any decision, that is why Bangabandhu became a leader of mass people.
DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (administration) and poet Prof Muhammad Samad expressed his optimism that the young leaders of the oldest and biggest political party will work following the footsteps of Bangabandhu to build a Sonar Bangla.
He also highlighted the glorious past of the Awami League and current achievements of the country under the leadership of AL government.