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‘Nation can never repay debt to the Freedom Fighters’

‘Nation can never repay debt to the Freedom Fighters’

The nation can never repay the debt it owes to the Freedom Fighters
(FFs), the best sons and daughters of the soil, but it must show due
honour to them for upholding real spirit of the War of Liberation.
Speakers said this at a reception ceremony, organised by state-owned
Janata bank Ltd (JBL), for the gallantry award winning 30 FFs of
Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions at the conference room of Hotel North
View in the city on Saturday.
With Rangpur Divisional General Manager of JBL Sayeda Sultana in the
chair, its Director M Abu Naser attended the ceremony and distributed
cheques for Taka 55.5 lakh among the 30 FFs and their relatives as the
chief guest.
Deputy Managing Director of JBL M Golam Sarowar attended the ceremony
as the special guest and its Company Secretary M Mosaddek-Ul-Alam and
Assistant General Manager (Company Affairs Department) M Abdul Kadir
also addressed.
Gallantry award winning FFs including Badiuzzaman Tunu Bir Pratik,
Nurul Amin Rizvi Bir Pratik, Nazrul Haque Bir Pratik, Taramon Bibi Bir
Pratik and Abdul High Sarkar Bir Pratik also addressed expressing
their feelings and wartime experiences.
They asked all concerned for upholding the true spirit of the War of
Liberation through building an exploitation-free non-communal Sonar
Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
The chief guest said JBL has been providing the assistances under the
Freedom Fighter Assistance Programme initiated by its Chairman
Professor Dr Abul Barakat after conducting research on their economic
condition to show due respect to them.
The research findings revealed that many FFs and family members of the
late FFs have been leading miserable life amid extreme financial
crisis, not getting adequate food and nutrition and surviving without
proper treatment for lack of money, he said.
Under the programme, 327 FFs out of total 676, have been selected and
they are getting JBL assistances throughout the country, he added.
Each of the gallantry award winning very poor FF is being provided
with Taka 3,50,000, poor with Taka 2,00,000 and low middle class FF
with Taka 1,00,000 in three categories on the basis of their financial
ability for changing their life style. -BSS, Rangpur