Sheersha Khobor Dot Com
The 95th anniversary of birth of Mashiur Rahman Jadu Mia, former minister and president of Bangladesh National Awami Party, will be observed today.
Mashiur Rahman Jadu Mia National Commemoration Committee has planned various programmes in Dhaka marking his birth anniversary.
A prayer session will be held today at his grave at Sher-e-Bangla Avenue.
An open discussion will be held at the National Press Club at 3:30pm on July 10 on Jadu Miah’s contributions to the political developments in the country.
Jadu Mia was born on July 9, 1924 in Nilphamari. He died on March 12, 1979 at the age 55.
He was an elected member of National Council of Pakistan in 1962 and led the council as deputy leader of the opposition.
He was arrested in 1963 for his involvement in the anti-government movement.
Jadu Mia called for independence of Bangladesh and suggested forming an all-party government at a public gathering at Paltan Maidan on March 23, 1971.
After independence, he joined the movement against autocrat government and was jailed for three years during the regime of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He was released from jail in November 1975.
Jadu Mia played a vital role during Maulana Bhashani’s Farakka (a barrage built on the Ganges in India) Long March in 1976.
After the death of Maulana Bhashani, he became the chairman of NAP.
In 1977, he inspired Ziaur Rahman to form Jatiyatabadi Front and later Jatiyatabadi Dal.
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