New generation recognize 15 August martyrs through murals
Published: 10:57 PM, 19 August 2020 Updated: 01:06 AM, 20 August 2020
An exceptional mural painted with martyrs on 15 August 1975
An exceptional mural depicting the martyrs of 15 August 1975 has been painted on the railway wall from Shivbari bend of Khulna city to the railway station. The people of Khulna are attracted by these murals painted by Khulna Metropolitan Juba League to introduce the martyrs to the younger generation.
The mural on the east side of the Khulna-Jashore highway has large portraits and identities of the martyrs of August 15, 1975, including Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib. In another part, various portraits of Bangabandhu from 1952 to 1975 have been highlighted.
These murals have been painted from 1 to 14 August on the occasion of National Mourning Day. The murals were unveiled on 15 August. Since then, thousands of people from Khulna and surrounding districts have been coming to see these murals every day.
Shafiqur Rahman Palash, convener of Khulna Metropolitan Juba League said, “Many of the August 15 martyrs were not known to the new generation. Many people do not know the names of Shahid Sheikh Abu Nasser, Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni, Sheikh Jamal, Sultana Kamal, Rosie Jamal, Colonel Shafayat Jamil, Begum Arju Moni, Arif Serniabat. Our main objective is to get acquainted with the martyrs of the present generation by looking at these pictures.”
“Our second goal is to get out of self-centred propaganda on the day of mourning,” he said. “That's why we forbid to put our own pictures on all kinds of posters and festoons.”
Sheikh Shahjalal Hossain Sujan, joint convener of Nagar Juba League said, “The mural was painted with personal permission from the Railways. It is very good to see the response of the people. Our initiative has been successful.”