Breaking News
October 24, 2021 - Father-Daughter Chemistry in Bangladesh’s Development
October 24, 2021 - Communal violence: An extreme form of violation
October 24, 2021 - Global oil prices won’t decline until 2023: WB
October 24, 2021 - BMW committed to emissions free transport at main plant
October 24, 2021 - S M Parvez Tamal, Chairman of NRBC Bank Limited, inaugurating 19 sub-branches of the bank virtually on Thursday.
October 24, 2021 - Abdus Salam Azad, CEO & Managing Director of Janata Bank Limited, presiding over the Managers Conference of Dhaka North Zone of the bank at its divisional office in the capital on Saturday. Md. Abdul Zabbar, DMD and other senior officials were present.
October 22, 2021 - Robi to sell all of its towers
October 22, 2021 - Impact of social media and social networks on human behaviour
October 22, 2021 - Inflation hurts common people in Bangladesh
October 22, 2021 - MTB celebrates customer service week
October 22, 2021 - HSBC Bangladesh celebrates international customer service week
October 22, 2021 - Kazi Sanaul Hoq, Chairman along with Md. Obayed Ullah Al Masud, Managing Director of Rupali Bank Limited, celebrating the 58th birthday of Sheikh Russel, by cutting a cake at the banks head office in the capital on Monday. All directors and senior executives of the bank were present.
October 22, 2021 - Syed Waseque Md Ali, Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited (FSIBL), inaugurating a new branch of the bank at Amtali in Barguna on Thursday. Senior officials of the bank and local elites were present
October 22, 2021 - Nabila returned after one year
October 22, 2021 - PM: Focus on fostering communal harmony
October 20, 2021 - Save communal harmony
October 20, 2021 - Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed across Bangladesh
October 20, 2021 - Bangladesh among few economies which sees 5.5% growth in 2021: Kamal
October 20, 2021 - A tourist-friendly Cox’s Bazar beach
October 20, 2021 - Factory owners must not feel harassed during inspection’
October 20, 2021 - ncrease in FDI leads to recovery of 70pc loss due to Covid-19: UNCTAD
October 20, 2021 - M. Shamsul Arefin, AMD of South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited, inaugurating a new sub branch of the bank at K Ali Road, Mithapukurpar in Bagerhat on Tuesday through virtually. Senior officials of the bank were present.
October 20, 2021 - Sheikh Russel: the child who embodies the spirit of freedom struggle
October 17, 2021 - Brighter Future for Bangladesh Apparel Industry
October 17, 2021 - AB Bank Limited recently re-launched money transfer services with Western Union. Tarique Afzal, President & Managing Director of the bank and Noor Elahi, Country Manager of Western Union attended the signing ceremony along with Sajjad Hussain, AMD of the bank, Shihabul Hasan from Western Union and other senior executives from both organizations were present.
October 17, 2021 - Sheikh Rakibul Karim, CEO (acting) of Guardian Life Insurance Limited (GLIL), inaugurates the “Guardian Key Person Insurance Plan” at its head office in the capital recently. Mahmudur Rahman Khan, SEVP & Head of Retail Business, Shamim Ahmed, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Tahsinur Rahim, EVP & Head of Internal Audit & Compliance, Mohammad Masuduzzaman Khan, EVP & Head of Underwriting & Policy Servicing Department and other senior management officers of the company were present.
October 13, 2021 - M. Shamsul Arefin, AMD of South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited and Md. Manzurul Karim, General Manager (Sales & Marketing) of Esquire Electronics Limited, exchanging document after signing an agreement at the bank’s head office on Monday. Under the deal, SBAC Bank Credit Cardholders & employees will enjoy 0% EMI facility up to 12 months on purchases all products of the electronic company. Senior officials from both sides were present.
October 13, 2021 - Ehsan Khasru, Managing Director and CEO of Padma Bank Limited, inaugurating the bank’s relocated Dhanmondi branch in the capital recently. Zabed Amin, Chief Operating Officer and other senior officials of the bank were present.
October 13, 2021 - Subhash Chandra Sarker, Director of Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL), inaugurating the bank’s 48th branch at Post Office Road in Feni on Monday as chief guest. Kazi Alamgir, Managing Director & CEO of the bank and local elites were present.
October 7, 2021 - Reforming education system in Bangladesh
Love, peace and freedom: Philosophy of Bangabandhu

Love, peace and freedom: Philosophy of Bangabandhu

Zunaid Ahmed Palak: Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman spent most of his life in politics outside state power. He struggled against colonial and undemocratic regimes-first against the British for nearly seven years and later against the Pakistan for 24 years to establish the economic, political and cultural rights of the Bengalees. If we look into his long arduous struggles and three and half years rule in independent Bangladesh we find that he emerges as an exceptional figure to shape the lives of Bengalees and others, transforming the world into a better place. Bangabandhu had a few specific political ideals and goals and he worked consistently to achieve them. Though his accomplishments he presented before us and for the world a philosophy of love, peace and freedom.

In my opinion Bangabandhu was the greatest politician and philosopher the world has ever produced. He acquired his philosophical belief from his love for the people and the country, unusual courage, honesty and sincerity, peace and freedom. He has his own philosophy. He did not follow Marxist or Maoist philosophy to bring about a socio-political change. Bangabandhu declared that he would not import socialism of typical type from other countries but he would form a socialist society keeping democracy, social justice and people’s right undisturbed. The aim was to transform the society by establishing socialism in a democratic way and make it functional.

At the core of Bangabandhu’s philosophy was the love for the people. He became the conscience of humanity. He asserted the right of the common people to live with and respect. Bangabandhu has written, “As a man, what concerns mankind concerns me. As a Bengalee, I am deeply involved in all that concerns Bengalees. This abiding involvement is born of and nourish by love, enduring love, which gives meaning to my politics and to my very being.” This quote makes it clear that Bangabandhu identified himself both as a human being and as a Bengalee. This self-identification helps us explore the main features of Bangabandhu’s philosophy, such as love, peace and freedom.

Bangabandhu had an enormity of love for his people and the country. His people were dear to him. It was his people who were his strength and source of power. His biggest weakness was also his love for people. In reply to question of British TV journalist David Frost– `What is your strength and weakness’ during an interview on 18 January 1972 Bangabandhu said, “My greatest strength is the love for my people, my greatest weakness is that I love them too much.”

Frost asked ‘When you see them digging a grave and you think of everything you have to leave behind you, do you think of your country, or for instance of your wife and children first?’ In reply Bangabandhu said, “I feel for my country and my people and then my family. I love my people more. I suffered for my people and you have seen how many people love me.”

Bangabandhu always stood by the poor people. He was involved in social and political movements, such as the movement of the poor peasants against introduction of Jinnah Fund, prohibiting inter-district trade in rice known as the `cordon’ system. He supported the movement of the fourth class employees of Dhaka university and was imprisonment in 1949.

Bangabandhu throughout his whole life was involved in politics and movement and talked about people’s emancipation from exploitation and oppression. But he never deviates from his stance of peaceful non-violent movements. He transformed the Bengali nationalist movement into a movement for independence following the democratic norms and culture from 1947 to 1970. The movement turns into an armed struggle in March 1971 at a time when Pakistani military junta government did not hand over power to majority party Awami League that secured absolute majority in 1970 election.

Bangabandhu practiced honesty throughout his whole life. He was honest of the purpose of emancipating people and this lesson he has got from his family. His father Sheikh Lutfar Rahman has said, “If you don’t study you won’t become a good human being. And one other thing: if you have sincerity of purpose and honesty of purpose you will never be defeated.”(The Unfinished Memoirs, Page 22). Bangabandhu never forget this words of advice.

Bangabandhu believed in peace and harmony and enjoy equal rights of citizens. Though he was involved in the Pakistan movement he believed that in India, Muslims and in Pakistan, Hindus should enjoy equal rights as citizens and live together in peace and harmony. Bangabandhu saved both Muslims and Hindus from acts of communal riots that did break out in Kolkata on 16 August 1947. He along with Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy actively participated in efforts of Mahatma Gandhi to bring back peace and communal harmony.

Bangabandhu not only thought about Bangladesh or regional peace, he was for global peace and against race of nuclear weapon and nuclear war. His speech in the 29 UNs General Assembly (UNGA) on 25 September 1974 ushered in fresh ideas and policies to build a brave new world free of economic inequalities, social injustice, military aggression and threats of the nuclear war. He said `Peace is absolutely necessary for the protection of the existence of mankind. The hopes and aspirations of all men and women in world are embodied in this peace. Peace can never be sustainable if not based on justice.’

Bangabandhu was a visionary leader. He thought that Bangladesh must have to adopt science and technology to help expedite of building poverty-free, happy and prosperous Shonar Bangla (Golden Bengal). He did not even forget to seek international cooperation and partnership in resources and technology to alleviate people’s sufferings at the UNGA. He said “There is no room for doubt at all that international cooperation and partnership in resources and technology can facilitate our task, can alleviate people’s sufferings.

However, the emerging countries like ours should have confidence in their own efficiency. It should be kept in mind that only through the united and concerted effort of the people, we can be able to reach our specific goal, can build a better future.” “This future will be free from the threats of nuclear war. By the equitable distribution of all the wealth and technical knowledge of the world, the door to such welfare can be opened where everyone will have the minimum assurance of a happy and honest life,” he said.

The conspirators have killed such a great leader and best Bengali of all time, Bangabandhu, who fought for the cause of people and brought independence. But they could not erase his name. His philosophy and ideology are with us. The freedom-loving people can get the taste of freedom if they follow the philosophy of Bangabandhu.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak is a
Member of Parliament and Minister of State for the ICT Division

About author

AWARD

Pori to act in Tauquir’s next

Pori to act in Tauquir’s next

RN Desk;Pori Moni will be seen as the heroine in Tauquir Ahmed’s next film. She will be accompanied by Lux…

Reflection Team

বাংলা

আবদুল্লাহ বঙ্গবন্ধুর আদর্শের পরীক্ষিত সৈনিক ছিলেন: প্রধানমন্ত্রী

আবদুল্লাহ বঙ্গবন্ধুর আদর্শের পরীক্ষিত সৈনিক ছিলেন: প্রধানমন্ত্রী

: প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা ধর্ম বিষয়ক প্রতিমন্ত্রী ও একাত্তরের মুক্তিযুদ্ধের প্রবীণ নেতা অ্যাডভোকেট শেখ মোহাম্মদ আবদুল্লাহর মৃত্যুতে শোক জানিয়েছেন। এক…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery

Folder not found
wp-content/uploads/2012/02/