Publication about Mujib
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman not only spearheaded the emancipation-movement, but he also laid the foundations of a new country “Bangladesh.” He was among the tall-standing statesmen from the global South. Mujib’s journey as a statesman began with the independence of Bangladesh. An absolutely fearless Mujib returned to the independent soil of Bangladesh from Pakistani imprisonment, and quickly picked up the mantle of reconstructing a nation from the ashes left by the Pakistani forces. The short period that he served, his administration did the Herculean job of building basic institutions, formulating long-term development plans and attaining sovereign recognition from the international community during the Cold War era. The first order of reform agenda was to deliver a Constitution without any delay. The publication provides a glimpse of Mujib’s journey towards rebuilding a new nation. This publication is a tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking his birth centenary which is being celebrated as Mujib Borsho (100 Years of Mujib) in Bangladesh and beyond.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the leader who inspired and united a nation to pursue a dream. The dream was of a free and independent Bangladesh. In 1971, the Bangalis rose to his call and joined the war of independence against the Pakistan Army. He led the war from thousand miles away as he was put in jail in West Pakistan. He is the creator and architect of Bangladesh. This publication is a tribute to Bangabandhu marking his birth centenary which is being celebrated as Mujib Borsho (100 Years of Mujib) in Bangladesh.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Mujib), as a student leader, played a major role in shaping the movement for the recognition of Bangla as one of the state languages of Pakistan. Mujib was proactive in the strikes and protest against the language policy of the Pakistan Government. During the critical phase of the movement in February 1952, imprisoned Mujib used to pass on key directives to the organizers of the movement. Later, as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, he initiated a number of bold steps to introduce Bangla at every spheres of life. His struggle and works reflected his advocacy for Bangla. This publication highlights Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s (fondly known as Bangabandhu) contribution to the language movement which remains unknown to a number of generations in Bangladesh.
Very few personalities in history can be credited to accomplish what Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, fondly known as “Bangabandhu”, has done. He is more than a politician, someone who was able to inspire a nation to make a fresh mark on the world map. He led the challenging struggle for a democratic alternative to military rule, and subsequently for the independence of Bangladesh. This publication is a tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary which is being celebrated as Mujib Borsho (100 Years of Mujib) in Bangladesh.
7th March and Bangabandhu
This special e-publication has been articulated to present the 33 selected paintings from amongst the hundred young painters, who participated in the program of CRI and Bangabandhu Memorial Trust on March 7, 2014.
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Number of pages: 34
Publication date: May 15, 2014