At the beginning of Mujib’s year, Kovid-19 invaded the world. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, convened an emergency meeting of the National Committee and Implementation Committee to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Ganobhaban on the evening of March 7, 2020. At one stage in the meeting, Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Rehana agreed that the politics of the father of the nation was for the welfare of the people, it would not be appropriate to hold the life of that person hostage and celebrate Mujib Year. There is no crime in assuming that the joint decision of Bangabandhu daughter Sheikh Hasina and Bangabandhu daughter Sheikh Rehana!
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dealt with the coronavirus throughout the Mujib year; He has brought vaccines for the people of Bangladesh before many countries of the world. Provided food for the mouths of the poor and helpless; He has arranged beautiful houses for the homeless people. He has given lakhs of crores of rupees to make life normal. He has continued his education activities by creating online and various helpful opportunities. He called a special session of the Jatiya Sangsad and discussed the life and work of Bangabandhu and paid homage to Bangabandhu Mujib.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took care of everything and organized ‘Mujib Chirantan’, the main festival of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from March 16 to March 26. He kept with him all the time, after the tragic and cruel events of the seventy-five, with the compassion of his mother, who took care of the family in sorrow and happiness, in tears, in shelter, and above all in raising a child. In the program ‘Mujib Chirantan’, the governments and heads of state of these three continents, mainly Asia, Europe and North America, highly praised Bangabandhu’s leadership in the long struggle for the establishment of an independent-sovereign nation-state of Bengal. On Bangabandhu’s birthday on March 16, Chinese President Xi Jinping recalled Bangabandhu’s visits to China in 1952 and 1956 and his friendship with senior Chinese leaders, including Chairman Mao Zedong and Chou En Lai. President Xi Jinping lauded the unprecedented development and success of Bangladesh under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. He called for taking the China-Bangladesh strategic partnership to new heights under the Belt and Road Policy. On behalf of his government and people, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga extended heartfelt congratulations on the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu and the golden jubilee of independence. He mentioned that Japan was one of the first countries to recognize Bangladesh’s independence as a nation 50 years ago under the indomitable leadership of Bangabandhu. The Japanese Prime Minister recalled the historic occasion of welcoming Bangabandhu to Japan and mentioned Bangabandhu’s conversation with the local people while visiting the paddy fields and crop fields of Japan. He highlighted the similarities between the flags of Japan and Bangladesh and the vast paddy fields of the two countries. In addition, Japanese Prime Minister Suga stressed the importance of establishing stability and peace in the region by continuing to support various projects, including trade and infrastructure development. March 20 OIC Secretary General. Yusuf Al Othaimeen recalled his accession to the OIC in Bangladesh in 1974 under the leadership of Bangabandhu. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pledged to stand by Bangladesh, praising social development, disaster response, participation in peacekeeping missions and providing shelter to millions of refugees from Myanmar.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson remarked that the friendship between the two countries was forged during the visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at 10 Downing Street on March 26, 1972. On the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh, as an extraordinary leader, highlighting the historicity of the two countries’ friendship and emphasizing constructive cooperation for regional stability and security. On the other hand, in a congratulatory message, US President Joe Biden referred to Bangladesh as an example of generosity, humanity and human rights in terms of economic progress and sheltering a large number of Rohingya refugees.
In the program ‘Mujib Chirantan’, the love of the democratic people of South Asian countries towards Bangabandhu has been uttered with deep sincerity and gratitude in the voices of the leaders of South Asia. Distinguished guests for that – Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, President of Nepal Smt. Vidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr. We sincerely thank and appreciate Lotte Shering, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahendra Rajapaksa, and the President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohammed Salih. Ignoring the epidemic Kovid-19, they have given an unprecedented response to the invitation of Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina in the ‘Mujib Chirantan’ program.
Accompanied by her elder sister Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and golden jubilee of independence, Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Rehana received the ‘Gandhi Peace Prize 2020’ from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This award to Bangabandhu
In his speech, Narendra Modi, the chief justice of the award, said that India was proud of the award. The ‘Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition’ has been inaugurated in Dhaka in memory of two great leaders of the subcontinent, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh and Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation of India. Paying homage to the tomb of the Father of the Nation at Tungipara, Shri Narendra Modi wrote – ‘The life of Bangabandhu is a reflection of the struggle of the people of Bangladesh for rights, their own culture and identity. His indestructible spirit and indomitable courage have inspired millions of people to overcome many obstacles and become a victorious nation. ‘
Above all, His Excellency the President of Bangladesh. Abdul Hamid, who was the chief guest at the ‘Mujib Chirantan’ program, highlighted the history of Bengalis’ struggle for independence and endured imprisonment and torture in the war of liberation and called upon the young generation to read and practice it. Prime Minister Bangabandhu Kanya Sheikh Hasina, President of the National Committee for Celebrating the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and President of the ‘Mujib Chirantan’ program, has emphasized on the liberal and humane values of the greatest Bengali Bangabandhu of all time. He spoke about the impact of Bangabandhu’s political philosophy in the struggle for the liberation of exploited and oppressed people all over the world. Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina has called upon all to work together for the development of South Asia as a prosperous and peaceful region while maintaining mutual cooperation.
Not to mention one thing, in the program ‘Mujib Chirantan’, the eminent writers-academics-intellectuals of our country have given valuable speeches on various aspects of Bangabandhu’s great life. The country’s young and old and renowned cultural activists have artistically presented Bangabandhu through poetry, music, drama and dance. It may be mentioned that on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, renowned Indian musician Ajay Chakraborty has created a new raga called ‘Maitri’ and has performed it in Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali. Their concerted efforts are undoubtedly commendable.
The affection and love of the daughter for the father is eternal. The ‘Mujib Chirantan’, organized under the careful supervision of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu’s ‘mother-in-law’ and accompanied by her beloved younger sister Sheikh Rehana, has spread across the country beyond the borders of the country. The celebration of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary is being celebrated in all the countries of the world on the initiative of our embassies / high commissions and socio-cultural organizations of expatriate Bengalis. On the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and golden jubilee of independence, ‘Mujib Chirantan’ program has elevated Bangabandhu Mujib to a unique height, on the one hand, and Sheikh Hasina’s political, economic and diplomatic achievements have made the Bengali nation proud and glorious on the other. This ‘Mujib Chirantan’ program is a shining expression of Sheikh Hasina’s strong leadership, extraordinary intelligence, acquired experience, strong personality and wisdom.