National Mourning Day today

Turn grief into strength, build 'Sonar Bangla'

Published : 14 Aug 2021 08:21 PM | Updated : 15 Aug 2021 01:09 AM

We are still in a state of shock and profound grief over the brutal assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest son of the soil in thousand years. We lost Bangabandhu along with most of his family members 46 years ago on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975. Therefore, each year when the National Mourning Day comes round, country’s people feel the pain, become emotional and cannot hold back tears.

Meanwhile, the nation is observing the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu and National Mourning Day today with due respect and solemnity, maintaining health guidelines. The self-confessed killers of August 15 not only assassinated Sheikh Mujibur Rahman but also killed 16 other members of his family, friends and relatives and this carnage is considered as the ugliest chapter in the nation’s history. 

It is time to turn the grief of the August 15 into strength 

to build 'Sonar Bangla' as dreamt by Bangabandhu 

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, escaped the planned assassination with her sister Sheikh Rehana as they were staying overseas then. The assassination of Bangabandhu along with most of his family members descended a pall of gloom and spread a sense of deep sadness among the people in the country and across the globe.

We think the government should form a commission immediately to let the future generation know about the killers, masterminds and others who had created the plot of killing of Bangabandhu and responsible for rehabilitating the killers. 

It has been found that some local and foreign individuals including Bangladesh Nationalist Party founder Ziaur Rahman, as well as agencies, were involved in the conspiracy to kill Bangabandhu. And we believe that if an independent commission is formed, the masterminds of the 1975 assassination of Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu will be identified. Otherwise, the next generation will not know the real history.

Therefore, we the Bengali people will have to turn the grief of the August 15 into strength to build 'Sonar Bangla' as dreamt by Bangabandhu under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of Father of the Nation.