Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday launched a compiled book with analytical articles on Bangabandhu's historic 7 March Speech and its e-book format and mobile application.
The Prime Minister inaugurated it at the beginning of the day's regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting at the Bangladesh Secretariat, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the publication titled 'Bangabandhu's 7th March Speech: political epic' is a publication compiled with the write-ups of the country's renowned writers based on the 26 sentences of the Father of the Nation's historic 7th March Speech. The ICT Division released the publication.
The writers who contributed to the publication with various analytical write-ups include Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, Prof Emeritus Anisuzzaman, Prof Muntasir Mamun, Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, Dr SA Malek, Selina Hossain and some other intellectuals, educationists and writers.
In the preface of the book, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wrote, "The heartfelt demand of the mass people of Bangladesh was resounded by this epoch-making speech of Father of the Nation.The killings, oppression, and torture of the Pakistani occupation forces on the Bengalees were pictured through this Speech, and the main goal of this Speech was the necessity and desire of the emergence of an independent State."
Sheikh Hasina also said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman directed the nation, "Remain prepared with whatever you have (Tomader ja kichu ache tai niye prostut thako."
At the final stage of the struggle for independence, she said, Bangabandhu through his historic 7th March Speech had united the whole nation against the colonial Pakistani forces and the Bengali Nation, and then started taking preparations for taking part in the armed War of Liberation being imbued with his inspirational speech.
The ICT Division published this book in a bid to properly present the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu in various digital platforms. The main planner and Chief Adviser of this book is State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak. The book was designed by renowned artist and former Prof of the Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts Hashem Khan.
The electronic version of the book or e-book is available at the 'sheiBoi' titled apps in the Google Play Store or Apple Store. The released mobile application ‘7th March Speech Analysis’ could be downloaded from the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bangabandhuspeech.)
Meanwhile, Unesco has already included Bangabandhu's historic 7th March Speech as 'World Documentary Heritage'.