Minister for the Local Government Rural Development and Cooperative (LGRD) Ministry Tajul Islam and Forhad Hossain, MP, State Minister for Public Administration Ministry visited Mujibnagar Shawdhinata road today (Thursday) .
They visited the historical independence road (Shawdhinata Sorok) located at Mujibnagar, Meherpur which is to be reconstructed soon. During the visit, the LGRD minister said that the defeated force did not support the place where many memories of independence were intertwined after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975. Similarly it was also kept neglected. After coming to the power the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, just as the heroic freedom fighters are being honored, the places commemorating the war are also being preserved. On April 17, the Kolkata-Mujibnagar road was renamed as Swadhinata Road.
When asked LGRD minister Tajul Islam told to the journalists that both the former and the current mayors of Dhaka bear the same party’s ideology. However, there may be differences in their thinking, consciousness and actions. The piercing words that has started between them will make the party more well-organized. However, it will not have any negative impact on the common activists.
Speaking on the occasion, State Minister for Public Administration and President of Meherpur District Awami League Farhad Hossain said, “The design of the work worth Tk 1,000 crore in Mujibnagar will be finalized as per the promise of the Prime Minister.” It will be tabled at the meeting of ECNEC very soon. It is expected that work will start in the next financial year. If it is implemented, the entire history of the liberation war from Mujibnagar will be presented to the visitors from home and abroad.
On the occasion a meeting was also held in the conference hall of the Mujibnagar motel where Dr. Monsur Alam Khan, Deputy Commissioner, Meherpur was in the chair. Among others, Shahiduzzaman, MP, Helaluddin, Senior Secretary, Local Government Division, Abdur Rashid Khan, Chief Engineer, LGED, Saifur Rahman, Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering and S M Murad Ali, Police Super were present.