Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem on Friday said none could erase the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the great leader and Bangladesh are closely related.
"Killers - Mustaque and Ziaur Rahman - thought that it would be easier to erase the name of Father of the Nation through the assassination of him on August 15, 1975...but ultimately his name was never erased," he said.
The deputy minister made these remarks while addressing a discussion titled 'Bangabandhu and Bangladesh' at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) auditorium in the capital.
Recalling the tragic assassination that took place on August 15 in 1975, Shameem, former organising secretary of the ruling Awami League, said the killers - Khandaker Mushtaque Ahmed and Ziaur Rahman - thought that it would be possible to erase the name of the Father of the Nation from the history, but they could not do so since Bangabandhu's name is
imprinted in the heart of the people of Bangladesh.
Terming Bangabandhu as an inimitable leader in the world, the deputy minister
said Bangabandhu formed a political party and ultimately made the country
independent with the party as he wanted emancipation of the Bangalee nation.
Chaired by DRU president Nazrul Islam Mithu, the discussion was also
attended, among others, by former National University Vice-Chancellor Dr
Harun Ar Rashid and former DRU President M Shafiqul Karim.
DRU General Secretary Nurul Islam Hasib moderated the discussion.