Speakers at a virtual seminar of the Dhaka School of Economics (DScE) said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sacrificed his life to eliminate disparity and attain social justice in Bangladesh as well as ensure the economic development of the country.
Sheikh Mujib, the architect of Bangladesh's independence, worked for the well-being of the people and played a vital role in eradicating poverty and attaining the economic development of the country, they said.
They made the observation at a seminar on "Bangabandhu and Bangladesh," organised by the Entrepreneurial Economists Club of the DScE to celebrate the birth centenary of the father of the nation, read a press release.
Bangabandhu selflessly worked for the people to free the country from the colonial rule of the Pakistani period, speakers added.
DScE chairman Professor Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad joined the seminar as the chief guest.
He explored different stages of the life of the Bangabandhu and how he became the undisputed leader and creator of an independent Bangladesh.
Kholiquzzaman, also chairman of Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), also said the six-point demand and Bangabandhu's historic 7 March speech deserves special mention for ensuring Bangladesh's independence.
Coordinator of the Department of Entrepreneurial Economics of DScE Professor Dr Muhammad Mahboob Ali chaired the programme.
Prof Ali said Mujib was a man of accomplishment who fought for economic freedom for the people and wanted an oppression-free country. But evils and conspirators assassinated him with his family members and relatives on 15 August, 1975.
Paying a rich tribute to Bangabandhu, Prof Arup Choudhuri of India said he always wanted those who are corrupt to get a penalty for their misdeeds.
Rangpur University First Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr M Lutfar Rham said without Bangabandhu, the economic development of the country would not have been able to proceed.
Professor Hafiz T A Khan, University of West London, United Kingdom; Rehana Parvin and Sara Tasneem, assistant professors of the DScE; and Entrepreneurial Economists Club President Umman Nahar Azmee also spoke at the seminar.