Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his first historic speech in Bengali at the United Nations called for building a peaceful new world by ensuring economic emancipation and social justice, said FBCCI President Md. Jasim Uddin.
He was addressing a discussion meeting organized on the occasion of 'Bangladeshi Immigrant Day' held in New York on Saturday.
“Through his prudent and far-sighted thinking, Bangabandhu set out to build Bangladesh's political, economic, technical, and international trade relations with important countries of the world. During the three and a half years of Bangabandhu's rule, Bangladesh became a member of the United Nations, UNCTAD, Commonwealth, OIC, IDB, and NAM”, he added
The FBCCI President said that while Bangabandhu was leading the nation towards fulfilling the dream of hunger and poverty-free Bangladesh through far-reaching planning and strong leadership, he was killed through the most brutal conspiracy in the history of the world.
But in the realization of Bangabandhu's dream, his worthy daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is leading the country on the path of progress through his ideals, policies and path shown.
The FBCCI President said that, by correctly identifying the existing challenges in fulfilling Bangabandhu's dream of a golden Bengal, the government and the private sector are working together under the leadership of the Prime Minister.
He hoped that, as in the past, Bangladesh will continue to move forward in the future through joint public-private partnerships to overcome all challenges.
Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs was present as the Chief Guest at the ‘Bangladeshi Immigrant Day’ organized by Muktadhara Foundation.
Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, Senior Vice President, FBCCI, Salahuddin Alamgir, Vice President, FBCCI, Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin), M.P, Former President, FBCCI, and Faruque Hassan, President, BGMEA were also present on the occasion.
The New York State Legislature has decided to celebrate this day (September 25) as 'Bangladeshi Immigrant Day' in honor of the historic speech delivered in Bengali at the United Nations on September 25, 1974, by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh. The day has been celebrated for the 3rd time this year.