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Unique initiative to familiarize Bangabandhu with new generation

PIROJPUR, Aug 22, 2014 (BSS) - An eminent social worker and education lover of Kaukhali has taken a unique initiative to familiarize Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with new generation.


The over 60-year-old Abdul Latif Khasru, who is known as a "Tathya Banker" in the locality, has chosen August, the month of mourning, to launch his noble initiative.


On August 21, Khasru, who owns a small archive at Kaukhali upazila headquarters, started his extraordinary initiative by handing over two rare letters written by Bangabandhu to the students of Kaukhali SB Government Girls' School.


"On the first day, I handed over photocopies of two rare letters of Bangabandhu to the students of SB Government Girls' School to familiarize the struggling life of the Father of the Nation with the future generation," Khasru said.


He added: "The Father of the Nation wrote one letter (dated April 16, 1959) to his wife Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib when he was detained in Dhaka Central Jail and another letter to his elder daughter incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (dated 1969).


Khasru, son of late Abdul Awal of Keundia village, said the new generation who did not see Bangabandhu would be able to know and understand the great leader to some extent through these rare letters.


"I have taken this programme as I hold Bangabandhu unto bosom, and love and respect him very much and being inspired with the spirit of the War of Liberation," he mentioned.


Earlier on the National Mourning Day, Khasru arranged a painting competition on Bangabandhu's portraits for the physically-challenged children.