Prof. Md. Abul Kashem, former VC of Cox’s Bazar International University and adviser to Moulana Vasani Foundation in Chattogram speaks at a memorial meeting on the 1st death anniversary of late labour leader and social worker Siddiqul Islam at Ctg press Club premises on Tuesday, Nov 1, 2023. Photo: Courtesy

PV Desk

Former Vice-Chancellor of Cox’s Bazar International University and Advisor of Maulana Bhasani Foundation Professor Md. Abul Kashem said, there is a great shortage of devoted people in the country.

If you want to organize, you have to do politics with principles and ideals. Organizations need to be built in such a way that future leaders emerge.

One such personality was Siddikul Islam.

He was a labor leader, and a patriotic politician. He was the tried and tested leader who never saw his own interest in workes. After his death, it was understood that the leader was loved by the workers.

He has left us a memory of his greatness of character and unforgetable qualities. He was also a successful politician.

He established Bhasani’s ideal politics by establishing close relations with the people of the area.

Prof. Kashem made these observations while speaking as Chief Guest at a memorial meeting on the first death anniversary of labor leader and philanthropist Siddiqul Islam yesterday.

Hafez Ali Hossain Nishan started the program with recitation of the Quran while former president of Chittagong Lawyers Association and Acting President of Maulana Bhasani Foundation, Advocate Muhammad Kofil Uddin Chowdhury, and the general secretary of Maulana Bhasani Foundation, Birmuktijoddha Abdul Gaffar Khan, spoke as special guests.

Prominent journalist Zahidul Karim Kochi, Professor of Chittagong University and member of Maulana Bhasani Foundation’s advisory committee Amir Uddin, Bangladesh Welfare Party Standing Committee Member Mohammad Elias, Advocate Bhulan Lal Bhowmik, Professor Shiv Prasad Shur, Hasan. Maruf Rumi, farmer leader Md Yusuf, brave freedom fighter Master Shamsul Alam, FF Rezaul Hasan, FF Golam Kibria Babul, Master AKM Mofazzal Haider, Advocate Abu Taher, Shaheed Shimul, Captain Mubarak Hossain, FF Shakhawat Hossain Shanu also spoke on the occasion.

Later, leaders of Maulana Bhasani Foundation paid tribute by placing wreaths at the tomb of Siddiqul Islam at 10:30 am.