Chattogram: Terming economic progress as one of the main goals of the country’s independence, speakers at a programme called upon people to remain alert about any move to foil the country’s economic progress.
An attempt was made to create instability by killing four national leaders inside jail on Nov 3, 1975 to foil economic progress. Conspiracy is still on to hinder the progress. We have to be cautious so that none can indulge in any activity, which can hamper development, they said.
They made the observations while addressing food distribution programme, marking the Jail Killing Day.
Foods were distributed among poor and passers-by at Old Rail Station and Kajir Deuri DC Hill areas of the port city. The initiative was taken under directive of city Awami League leader Helal Akbar Chowdhury Babor on Friday.
Addressing on the occasion, Babor, also a former central deputy finance affairs secretary of Jubo League, said the killing of four national leaders inside the jail was aimed at making Bangladesh a failed state. It was also a part of conspiracy to turn Awami League devoid of leadership.
Paying glowing tributes to the memory of the four national leaders, Babor urged all to work together to achieve the goals of the country’s independence for which we had fought in the War of Liberation in 1971.
If we can make Bangladesh a prosperous country by ensuring economic development, the main objective of our independence would be fulfilled, he observed.
City unit Swechhasevok League leader Proshanta Chowdhury Jishu, in his address, termed the jail killing a part of conspiracy aimed at crippling the pro-liberation forces in the country. The conspiracy was hatched by anti-liberation forces to foil the forward march of Bengali nation.
City unit Jubo League leaders Shibu Prashad Chowdhury, AM Kutub Uddin Chowdhury, Nasir Uddin Fahim and Morshed Alom, among others, also spoke on the occasion.