Jatiya Sanshad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said Razakars and Al Badr murdered intellectuals brutally to create a void in the intellectual firmament of the newborn nation, just days before liberation of the country.
The speaker was addressing a rally marking the ‘Intellectuals Martyred Day-2017’ on the premises of Pirganj Shaheed Minar in Rangpur on Thursday morning.
She urged new generation to step forward for building the country imbued with the spirit of the war of independence.
“We have to inform our young generation about the fact of war of independence and history of supreme sacrifice of martyred intellectuals”, Dr Shirin said.
She added that school students have to be informed about the spirit of liberation war, long struggle of father of the national Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the country, supreme sacrifice of 30 lakh martyrs in 1971.
Speaker Shirin said the nation and country both are very happy for the inclusion of the historic 7th March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the memory of the World International Register, a list of world’s important documentary heritage maintained by UNESCO.
She urged students to listen to the speech repeatedly and realise the message of the speech and hold it in their hearts.
Earlier, Shirin paid tribute to martyred intellectuals by placing floral wreath at Shaheed Minar.
The speaker stood in solemn silence there.