Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed on Thursday urged all to follow the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“We have to practice Bangabandhu to consolidate patriotism. The more we practice Bangabandhu, the more we will be united in patriotism,” he said.
He made the remarks while addressing a discussion titled 'Bangabandhu and Bangladesh' and unveiling of the book 'Dishari' organized by Bangladesh Police Liberation War Museum at Bangladesh Police Auditorium at Rajarbagh in the capital.
Poet Habibullah Siraji, Director General of Bangla Academy was the chief guest on the occasion with DMP Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam in the chair. Among others Additional IG Moinur Rahman Chowdhury, Additional IG Mir Shahidul Islam, Rector of the Police Staff College, were present. Chiefs of various units of DMP and other senior police officers were also present.
IGP Benazir said the Bengali nation has never ruled by itself, it has been ruled.
“After four thousand years of ups and downs, Bangabandhu brought us the freedom through ups and downs. Bangladesh became independent under his leadership,” he added.
The police boos urged all to look on Bangabandhu's speech on the historic March 7 through the magnifying glass of patriotism instead of the eye of politics.
He further said, Bangabandhu's speech has the essence of four thousand years of exploitation and deprivation of the Bengali nation. He said the March 7 speech need to more widespread research.
He said Prime Minister is taking the country forward with wise leadership. We all need to be active in continuing and consolidating this trend of development. We will be the people of rich and developed countries in 2041, he continued. Cherishing Bangabandhu's contribution in our hearts, we will move forward with faith.
Poet Habibullah Siraj said that Bengalis were never independent. Bangabandhu is the one who made Bangladesh independent. There is no doubt about him.
He questioned how we live in this country if we deny the Father. We will keep him in our hearts, we will spread his consciousness among all.
He said, "We will remember Bangabandhu in support of Bangladesh's independence, liberation war and secularism." Each of us has to work to pass on Bangabandhu's consciousness from generation to generation.
In his speech, DMP commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said that Bangabandhu should be loved. If we love Bangabandhu, we will be able to love the country, we will be able to love the people of the country.