Two-day Amal Sen Mela starts in Jashore

Jashore Correspondent

The two-day long Amal Sen Mela marking the 17th death anniversary of the legendary politician and founding President of Bangladesher Workers Party (BWP) Comrade Amal Sen at Bakri High School premises in Bagherpara upazila of the district on Friday.

To commemorate the anniversary, Amal Sen Smriti Rakkha Committee has chalked out various programmes, which included placing of wreaths at his burial place, discussion meetings and cultural function. BWP President Rashed Khan Menon MP was present as chief guest while its General, Secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha MP, Workers Party Polite Bureau Member Comrade Anisur Rahman Mallick, Advocate Mostafa Lulfullah MP, former MP Advocate Sheikh Hafizur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Manik among others took part in the discussion meeting.

Vice-President of Amal Sen Smriti Rakkha Committee Advocate Nazrul Islam presided over. Amal Sen was a legendary politician of this sub-continent. After graduating in chemistry at the BL College in Khulna, Sen involved with the Communist Party in 1933. He took part in the anti-British movement, Tebhaga Andolon and the liberation war of 1971.

He spent many years in jail to establish the rights of the people. Sen was a leader of the forefront leader of the communist movement and one of the organizers of the War of Liberation. Born in Afra village in Narail on July 19, 1914 and Amal Sen died in Dhaka on January 17, 2003.