“Reflecting on the political success of Bangabandhu and the contribution of Bengal’s mothers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stated that in any crisis, he faced situations with boundless patience, courage, and skill. His contribution will remain eternally memorable in the history of Bangladesh.”
“On the occasion of the 93rd birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated in her speech on Monday (August 7th) that Bangamata’s contribution will always be remembered as an essential part of the history of Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister mentioned that besides the struggle for independence and the liberation war of Bangladesh, Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib played an exceptional role in the rebuilding of the country after achieving independence.
Expressing deep reverence for her memory on her birth anniversary, Sheikh Hasina said that in the history of Bangladesh, Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib holds a significant position. She was the wife and companion of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was not only a visionary leader but also a simple, humble, and courageous woman.
Drawing inspiration from the theme ‘Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib: A Source of Inspiration in Struggle and Independence,’ the celebration of Bangamata’s birth anniversary will help to provide a clearer perspective on Bangladesh’s history for the new generation, according to the Prime Minister.
Sheikh Hasina described Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib as a straightforward and unassuming personality, despite her significant roles as the founder of an independent sovereign nation and the co-companion of the Prime Minister and President. She managed her family and household responsibilities while playing a pivotal role in Awami League leadership during times of challenges. She provided support, inspiration, strength, and courage to her husband, her children, and the nation, contributing to the struggles for freedom and liberation.
The Prime Minister emphasized that Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib’s legacy will remain etched in the history of Bangladesh. Her selfless sacrifices, support, and skilled guidance have earned her the title ‘Bangamata’ (Mother of Bengal) from the nation.
Sheikh Hasina remarked that despite being the political leader’s spouse, Bangamata also spent time in confinement due to political reasons. During those difficult times, she stood by her husband, guiding Awami League’s leadership and contributing significantly to the party’s direction. She also managed her family, raised her children, provided education, and instilled inspiration, power, and courage in them, aligning them with the goals of freedom and liberation struggles. She played a robust role in the 6-point and 11-point movements. In 1971, during the War of Liberation, despite the critical situation and the uncertainty of her husband’s life and death in the hands of the Pakistani forces, she faced the circumstances with boundless patience, courage, and skill. Her contribution remains indelibly memorable in the history of Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister hopes that through the depiction of Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib’s life, the new generation will be inspired by her sacrifices for the country and the nation. Her life, the Bengali women’s rights movement, and the untold stories of the great Liberation War will be known through her biography, further connecting the youth with the path paved by Bangabandhu.
Sheikh Hasina concluded by expressing her wish for the eternal peace of Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib’s soul.”