A Composition on Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Founding Father of the Nation of Bangladesh and first president of Bangladesh, was born on March 17, 1920, in Tungipara village in the Faridpur district in erstwhile East Pakistan. Personally he was a great patriot and he built his career in East Pakistan as an active politician. He played a major role in counteracting exploitation and other unjust actions of the power holders of West Pakistan towards people of East Pakistan. He was the first President of Bangladesh. Later he became the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from March 1971 until his assassination in August 1975. He is considered to be the driving force behind the independence of Bangladesh.
From his school life he love to lead and he showed the potential of leadership since then. While he was a student of Islamia College, he was elected general secretary of the College Students Union in 1946. He was an activist of the Bengal Provincial Muslim League and a member of the All India Muslim League Council from 1943 onwards. His active political career began with his election to one of the three posts of joint secretaries of the newly established East Pakistan Awami Muslim League (1949) while he was interned in jail.
Sheikh Mujib was one of the first among the language movement detainees (11 March 1948). His address on 21 September 1955 in the Pakistan Constituent Assembly on the question of Bangla language is noteworthy. He grew in political eminence in the early 1960s. In 1966, he announced his famous Six-Point Program which envisioned a new approach to political life and it meant virtual independence for East Pakistan.
The first ever general elections of Pakistan in December 1970 made Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman the sole spokesman of East Pakistan. Under his leadership, the Awami League won 167 (including 7 women reserved seats) out of 169 seats allotted to East Pakistan in the Pakistan National Assembly.
During this time, on 7 March 1971 Mujib made a historic address at a mammoth gathering of a million of people at the Race Course which marked a turning point in the history of the Bangali nation. In his address Mujib made specific charges against the martial law authorities which failed to transfer power to the elected representatives.
Throughout the period of the War of Liberation, Sheikh Mujib’s charisma worked as the source of inspiration for freedom fighters and for national unity and strength. The trial of Bangabandhu by the Pakistani junta giving death sentence to him moved the world leaders to save his life. After the liberation of Bangladesh on 16 December 1971 from Pakistani occupation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was released from Pakistan jail. Hundreds of thousands of people of all walks of life received him at the Tejgaon old Airport according him a heroic welcome. Under the leadership of Bangabandhu, the state-building and nation-building took off the ground covering all important fields. But taking advantage of such a fluid and unstable situation, a group of disgruntled army adventurers assassinated him on 15 August 1975 along with all his family members present.