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PM unveils braille version of Bangabandhu’s memoir

  • Published at 07:51 pm October 7th, 2020
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveils the braille version of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's autobiography, 'Oshomapto Atmojiboni, at a function at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 PID Aa

The book was first published in June 2012 in its original Bangla version ‘Oshomapto Atmojiboni’ as well as in English ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday unveiled the braille version of the autobiography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – “Oshomapto Atmojiboni” (The Unfinished Memoirs).

She unveiled the cover of the book at a function from her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka in the morning through a video conference, report BSS.

Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister thanked all particularly the Ministry of Social Welfare for publishing the book in braille version during the “Mujib Borsho,” marking Bangabandhu’s the birth centenary. The book was published in six volumes.

The book was first published on June 18, 2012 in its original Bangla version “Oshomapto Atmojiboni” as well as in English “The Unfinished Memoirs.”

The book is now available in 14 languages, including Bangla, English, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, French, Urdu, Arabic and Spanish.

Bangabandhu wrote his autobiography while being in prison from 1967 to 1969 in which he narrated his life portraying ancestry, birth, childhood and social and political involvements in student life as well as many political and social events of the subcontinent.

"We could get the chance to know the history of Bangladesh's emergence, its independence and self-identity of the Bengali nation if we go through the life history of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," Sheikh Hasina said, reports UNB.

She said: “The life of Bangabandhu is being sketched in this book and those who read this book, accept it widely.”

"After publishing this book, we got slight relief from the history distortion," she added.

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