“Bangabandhu wanted to establish peace across the world using humanity, tolerance, and beauty of Islam,” said Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique.
Addressing the discussion as the chief guest, he said establishment of Islamic Foundation in the war-ravaged Bangladesh amply proved love and passion of Bangabandhu, the architect of modern Bangladesh, for Islam, a religion of peace and harmony.
Islamic Foundation organised the view-exchange meeting on “Contribution of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for Spreading Islam” at the Jatiya Press Club in the city.
Chaired by Director General of Islamic Foundation Shamim Mohammad Afzal, the meeting was addressed, among others, by eminent journalist ABM Musa, Advisory Editor of the Daily Ittefaq and Chairman of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) Habibur Rahman Milon, and President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and Secretary General Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan also took part in the discussion.
Joint Secretary General of BFUJ and special correspondent of the Daily Amader Samoy Saiful Islam Talukder presented the keynote paper in the function.
Recalling his personal relation with Bangabandhu, journalist ABM Musa said it was Bangabandhu who bought a ship “Hizbul Bahar” to carry the hajj pilgrims soon after the country’s independence. But, he regretted that the ship was later used for smuggling, taking liquors and pleasure trips.
Journalist Habibur Rahman Milon,BFUJ President Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and Secretary General Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan also spoke.
Source : BSS