শনিবার, ২৩ অক্টোবর ২০২১, ০৭:৫৬ অপরাহ্ন
Bangladesh has thanked India for giving “Gandhi Award” to Bangabandhu.
The Government of Bangladesh has expressed its deep gratitude to the Government of India for the decision to award the Gandhi Peace Prize-2020 to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu was given the posthumous award for the first time. “This prestigious award is a great honor for Bangladesh and its people,” a press release said on Tuesday.
It further said that this honor carries special significance on the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. Especially when Bangladesh is going to become a developing country through politics, economy and social change, which Bangabandhu laid the foundation for.
The award is also an honor to the ever-deepening relationship between Bangladesh and India. The decision was taken at a time when the two countries are jointly celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.
The statement said that while Bangladesh was highlighting the important events of his life on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary, the award was recognizing his lifelong struggle to ensure the freedom and rights of the people of this country and build a world free from hunger, poverty and exploitation. It was further said that on this occasion, the people of Bangladesh paid homage to the two great leaders Bapuji and Bangabandhu. Whose values and ideals are still a source of inspiration to build a peaceful, exploitation, injustice and deprivation-free world.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (17 March 1920–15 August 1975) was the first President of Bangladesh and one of the most influential political figures in South Asia. Mujib is credited as one of the most important figures in the struggle for political autonomy in East Pakistan and later in 1971 as the central figure behind the Bangladesh independence movement and the liberation war of Bangladesh, as well as the modern architect of ancient Bengali civilization. For all these reasons, he is considered as the “Father of the Nation” of Bangladesh. He was better known to the public as “Sheikh Mujib” or “Sheikh Saheb” and his title as “Bangabandhu”.