The leader of the masses in British India and Chief Minister of the then undivided Bengal A.K. Fazlul Huq’s 144 birth anniversary was observed on October 25, 2017, at BNM. The leader, whose historic role set in motion a wave of pro-people politics in Bengal, was born in 26 October in 1873. The commemoration event at Kabi Sufia Kamal auditorium saw the Minister of Commerce Amir Hossain Amu MP as chief guest, while the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Md. Akhtaruzzaman presided over the programme as the chair and the Acting Editor of daily Jugantor Saiful Alam was the main speaker who reflected on the leader.
Chief guest Amir Hossain Amu reiterated that A.K. Fazlul Huq was an uncompromising leader of the undivided India. He taught the Bengalis to be assertive and secure a place of their own in the greater political development in India. He also pleaded with the next generation of Bangladesh to follow Fazlul Huq’s ideals, citing his political acumen that still inspires the Bengalis.
Reflecting on various facets of Fazlul Huq’s life, Saiful Alam said that his name makes us all proud since his birth is something akin to a historical phenomenon. He demonstrated how one person can play diverse role throughout his lifetime.
Chairman of the event Md. Akhtaruzzaman spoke about his seminal role in administrative reform and also underlined his brand of politics favoured the peasant population of this region.
In his welcome speech Secretary of BNM said, the new generation must become aware of the historical role of the pre-eminent leaders of the past in the realms of politics, economics and art and culture. He re-iterated the need to impart truths about the past to the coming generation.