Bangladesh Consulate General Toronto observed ‘Martyr Intellectuals Day’ on Thursday with due dignity. On this occasion, a discussion meeting was held at the Bangladesh Consulate premises.
This information has been informed in a press release sent from the Bangladesh Consulate General Office in Toronto, Canada.
The agenda included speech readings by the President and Prime Minister, a minute’s silence to pay deep respect to all the martyred freedom fighters including the martyred intellectuals, speech presentations and special prayer discussions. Speakers remembered the martyred intellectuals with deep respect.
Consul General. At the beginning of his speech, Lutfar Rahman paid deep respect to the memory of the greatest Bengali ever, the Father of the Nation and said, ‘When the Pakistani invaders started killing innocent and unarmed Bengalis on the night of March 25, 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the independence of Bangladesh in the early hours of March 26. Responding to the call of the father of the nation, the liberating brave Bengalis jumped into the liberation war. On the eve of the victory of the Bengali nation, the Pakistani invading forces, knowing their sure defeat, carried out hellish massacres in the entire country, including Dhaka, with the nefarious purpose of demoralizing the nation. But the brave Bengali nation has snatched the victory and the country is advancing with unstoppable speed.’
He urged everyone to play their role in building Bangabandhu’s dream of Sonar Bangla, inspired by the spirit of martyr intellectuals’ sacrifice and the great liberation war.
Finally, a special prayer was offered for the peace of the departed souls of all the martyred freedom fighters, including the intellectuals who died on 14 December 1971.