DHAKA, June 7, 2021 (BSS) – Awami League Presidium Member Begum Matia Chowdhury today said Bangabandhu’s six-point demand was the charter of freedom for Bangalee nation against Pakistani repression as it was a millstone on the road to Bangladesh’s independence in 1971.
“The historic six-point created the roadmap to Bangladesh’s independence. Because of Bangabandhu’s undisputed and farsighted leadership, the six-point programme guided the nation to independence,” she told a virtual discussion marking the historic Six-Point Demand Day.
She said if Bangabandhu was not born and the movement like six-point programme was not waged, the Bangalee nation might have to remain slaves of Pakistanis still now.
Sector Commanders Forum-Liberation War ’71 arranged the discussion with its Executive President valiant freedom fighter Nurul Alam in the chair.
AL Central Working Committee member Nurul Islam Thandu, Liberation War Museum Trustee Dr Sarwar Ali and Prime Asia University Vice-Chancellor and historian Prof Mesbah Kamal, valiant freedom fighter and security analyst Major General AK Mohammad Ali Shikder (Retd) addressed the virtual discussion.
Valiant freedom fighter, writer and journalist Haroon Habib presented the keynote paper.
Moderated by Former lawmaker Mahjabeen Khaled, the discussion was addressed, among others, by valiant freedom fighter and cultural personality M Hamid, valiant freedom fighters Abul Kalam Azad Patwary, Dr Amzad Hossain, Khairat Hossain (Jashore), Abul Kalam Azad (Dinajpur) and Dhaka University Pharmacy Faculty’s former dean Professor A. B. M. Farooque.
The speakers underscored the need for upholding the significant historic incidents of Bangladesh before the new generation to let them know the true history of the nation.