Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said all must work for the welfare of the public by following the ideals of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib.
"Bangamata is the source of inspiration for the nation. Although she was a very ordinary housewife, her extraordinary decision paved the way for the Bengali nation to achieve independence," he said while addressing a discussion on Fazilatunnesa Mujib Sunday (8 August) marking her 92nd birth anniversary.
Before Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's 7 March speech, she gave the right advice to Bangabandhu and similarly opposed his parole seeking unconditional release, added the minister.
The commerce minister also said Bangamata with five children passed a difficult time all while educating them and giving advice to the leaders and workers of the party.
"She was an accomplished housewife and politician's wife".
At the end of the discussion, special prayers were offered for the souls of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and their martyred family members.
Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission Chairman (Secretary) Mahfuza Akhtar, Bangladesh Competition Commission Chairperson Md Mofizul Islam, Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute Chief Executive Officer Dr Md Zafar Uddin, Bangladesh Tea Board Chairman Major General Md Ashraful Islam, Export Development Bureau Vice Chairman AHM Ahsan, Import and Export Chief Controller Sheikh Rafiqul Islam, Joint Stock Companies and Farms Group Chief Controller Sheikh Soebul Alam Majumdar, National Consumer Protection Directorate Director General AHM Shafiquzzaman and Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) Chairman Brig Gen Md Ariful Hasan spoke at the event.