The program, ‘Alor Shorone Katuk Adhar 2019’, was organized by Naripokkho on Tuesday to remember the great souls, according to a press statement
A candle lit program was organized at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay homage to the great souls who lost their lives in the Liberation War of 1971.
The program, ‘Alor Shorone Katuk Adhar 2019’, was organized by Naripokkho on Tuesday to remember the great souls, according to a press statement.
Naripokkho has since 1988 promoted "Alor Shorone Katuk Adhar" through which it remembers and pay respectsto the martyrs of the Liberation War. The subject of this year’s program was ‘Who achieved freedom?’
The program was announced by the member of ‘Naripokkho’ RehanaSamdani, songs were sung by member of ‘Surthirtho’ Biman Chandra Das, poems were recited by Hure Jannat and Iqbal Ahmed. Remembering the times of the Liberation War were freedom fighters and war heroines ShornolataFalia, Kanon Gomez and freedom fighters Mamun Ahmed and Kaiser Ali.
Kanon Gomez in her speech said: “After nine months Bangladesh got freedom and the responsibility is now on the shoulders of the younger generation to take Bangladesh forward. You (younger generation) will have to make sure that no women get disrespected in this land.”
“After nine months of war, Bangladesh got its freedom, but questions still abound after 48 years as to whether we have become free from corruption and discrimination. If not, then what is the point of getting this freedom?” She asked.
She also said: “Women fought for the country like men but we never got our due respect. Till date women are getting assaulted on every path of their lives, but nothing has been done to change that, which is disrespectful towards every woman in this country.”
“Thus, we see that even after 48 years women have not got due respect. As women we demand that the government change the law. The law should ensure equal rights in wealth distribution and guardianship. The government should come up with a law that will stop women from getting sexually harassed and, finally, stop using language in documents which degrade women” she added
Kamrunahar, a member of Naripokko, ended the program by expressing her thanks to everyone.