Liberation war got institutional shape through formation of Mujibnagar govt: Mozammel

The place where historic Mujibnagar Government took oath on 17 April 1971

Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Friday urged the people to perform their respective duties properly for building Sonar Bangla under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina imbued with patriotism and lessons of the Mujibnagar Day.

The spirit and teaching of the historic Mujibnagar day will continue to inspire the nation from generation to generation, he added, reports state-run news agency BSS.

The minister made this call in a message issued on the eve of the historic Mujibnagar Day.

Describing 17 April as a glorious and memorable day in the history of Independent Bangladesh, Mozammel Huq said the first government of Bangladesh had taken oath on this day at the Mango orchard in Baidhyanathtala of Meherpur district in 1971.

“The great liberation war of Bangladesh got its institutional shape through this historic fact,” Huq said in his message.

After declaration of independence of Bangladesh by the Father of the Nation, he said, people became rejuvenated and started resisting the Pakistani occupation forces. The Mujibnagar government as per the instructions of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had turned the liberation war into a successful people’s war.

The Mujibnagar government has played an important role in realising the international support and cooperation, said the minister, adding that so Bangladesh became an independent and sovereign country in less than nine months.