President, PM recall contributions of Sher-e-Bangla
Published: 08:12 PM, 26 April 2018
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (on Thursday) paid glowing tributes to Sher-e-Bangla Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq on his 56th death anniversary.
In separate messages, they recalled the struggle of Sher-e-Bangla for economic emancipation of the peasants and toiling people of this country and prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said Sher-e-Bangla was an extraordinary talented political leader.
As a seasoned politician and social activist, he worked for the welfare of the masses for more than half a century, he added.
Abdul Hamid said Fazlul Huq, as a chief minister of undivided Bangla, had an outstanding contribution to the development of every sector including education, politics and social reforms.
The President recalled different steps taken by Sher-e-Bangla, including the formation of the Debt Settlement Board, for the welfare of the repressed and exploited farmers and the toiling masses.
The extraordinary personality and political wisdom and farsightedness of Sher-e-Bangla would remain as a model to be followed by the next generations, he said.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Sher-e-Bangla had struggled throughout his life for economic emancipation of the peasants of this country.
She said because of his bold leadership, liberal and benevolent characteristics, the people dubbed him as Sher-e-Bangla or Banglar Bagh (Tiger of Bengal).
The Premier said Huq`s deep love for the poor and the underprivileged will always encourage the people of this country.