'In the twentieth century, the Turks had shown the whole world that countries could survive independently by defeating imperialist forces'
A seminar titled “The influence of Turkish Revolution among Bengalis”was held Gono Bishwabidyalay (GB - Gono University) in Savar, Dhaka.
GB Professor Dr Iqbal Joberi, Professor Karm Newaz, Dr Krishna Bhadra, Dr Fuad Hossain and Poet and Kalerdhoni Editor Emran Mahfuzwere were some of the speakers present at the seminar on Saturday.
Md Mahady Hasan, popularly known as Soroj Mehedi, a lecturer of the University said: “The Bengali people dreamt of having their own land and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s reformist revolution was behind that dream.”
“In the twentieth century, the Turks had shown the whole world that countries could survive independently by defeating imperialist forces,” he said.
Soroj Mehedi, a former Türkiye Bursları Scholarship Fellow also said: “The people of the then Indian subcontinent, especially Muslims, dreamt of having an independent state which would be a modern and humanistic country. But there was no model in front of them. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s reformist model then became theirs to follow.”
He said: “Rebellious Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Kazi Abdul Wadud, Ismail Hossain Siraji, Qazi Motahar Husain and writer Abul Fazal were among those people, who supported Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s reformist revolution.”
Gono Bishwabidyalay was established by Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) Public Charitable Trust. In line with GK’s continued support to education, the concept of the university was originated and established in 1994 in accordance with the Bangladesh National Parliament Private University Act-1992.