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Appeal of Bangabandhu's 7 March speech everlasting: PM

DHAKA, March 12, 2016 (BSS)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu is an everlasting inspiration for the people of Bangladesh to gain strength, fight injustice and live keeping the head high.

Each and every word of the speech is important for the nation and the speech has ultimately showed us the way to face all difficult situations after 1975 and pull out the country from ruin, she said.

"The speech gives us strength to face any situation and teaches us the way of combating enemies. So its appeal will never end," she said while addressing a seminar on the historic March 7 Speech at city's Krishibid Institution here.

Sheikh Hasina said the speech is now one of the greatest speeches in the world. But playing of this speech was once banned in the national media, keeping a generation in the dark.

The prime minister said many changes took place in the people, particularly in the new generation. She expressed her optimism that in future none would dare to impose any ban on playing the speech.

She also hoped that none would be able to create frustration in people and suppress them from its ultimate journey to achieve the cherished goal of development.

Noted writer and journalist Abul Momen presented the keynote paper of the seminar titled "Kalouthirno Bhason: Prostuti O Prabhab" (Epoch Making Speech: Preparation and Influence".

Chairman of International Theater Institute Ramendu Majumder and Dr M Moshiur Rahman of Social Science Department of Dhaka University took part in the discussion on the keynote paper. Member Secretary of the Trust Sheikh Hafizur Rahman and chief executive officer Mashrura Hossain also spoke on the occasion.

Sheikh Hasina said the anti-liberation force took revenge of their defeat through killing Bangabandhu in 1975. The force left no stone unturned for distorting the history and erasing the name of Bangabandhu from everywhere.

They banned playing of the speech and popular songs and slogans of War of Liberation including Joy Bangla aimed at humiliating the pride of this victorious nation, she said.





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