OP-ED: A champion of peace, freedom, and humanity

20th Apr, 2021

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Bangabandhu takes oath as the Prime Minister of a free and independent Bangladesh, January 12, 1972 MUJIB100 PHOTO ARCHIVE

The two great occasions -- the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence are reminding us of the moment of Bangladesh’s creation and Bangabandhu’s unique role in it. For our generation, who saw Bangladesh emerge as an independent nation and witnessed the unique role of Bangabandhu in its creation, it is very difficult to find words to adequately evaluate his political thoughts and contributions. In this article I will discuss how peace, freedom, and humanity, these three ideals, influenced Bangabandhu’s work and way of thinking, and were reflected in his foreign policy.

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