Padma Bridge in his name demanded
Speakers at a discussion meeting on Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Haque lauded his role of as an ideal leader of the sub-continent who was a great advocate of secular Bangali nation.
A leader like Sher-e-Bangla is needed now to face the political crisis the country faces at this moment, added the speakers. They also demanded the Padma Bridge to be named after this legendary leader.
They were speaking at a function organized recently to observe Sher-e-Bangla’s 140th birth anniversary at the National Press Club in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Press Council Chairman Justice Mohammad Momtaz Uddin Ahmed attended the function as the chief guest and spoke on the occasion.
Sher-e-Bangla Karma Mulyayan Parishad (Council for evaluation of the works of Sher-e-Bangla) organized the discussion meeting. Its President Motiur Rahman Sarder was in the chair.
Former secretary Siraj Uddin Ahmed, Prof Abdul Latif Masum, Major (Retd) Barrister M Sarwar Hossain, Additional Secretary of Shikkhak Karmachari Oikya Jote Md Zakir Hossain, convener of Deshrokkha Andolan M Sanwar Hossain, senior journalist Sheikh Rakibuddin, columnist Nurul Huda Milu, Advocate Harun-or-Rashid, journalist leader M Sakhawat Hossain, human rights activists Manjur Hossain Isa and Moniruzzaman Monir, workers leader Altaf Hossain and journalist Zahangir Hossain, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Sher-e-Bangla Karma Mulyayan Parishad general secretary Zakir Hossain presented the keynote and conducted the function. –Special Correspondent