With a view to making the young generation familiar with the valiant freedom fighters of the liberation war, a CD (compact disc) containing biographies of 56 freedom fighters was released yesterday.
Sayeda Mortaza, wife of martyred intellectual Mohammad Mortaza, unwrapped the cover of the CD titled 'Mohima Tobu Udvasito, Muktijuddho Khondo 1' at a function on the premises of the Liberation War Museum in the city.
Gunijan, an organisation that archived memories of noted personalities, arranged the programme. It has prepared the disc in a bid to preserve the memories of those gallant war heroes and present it before the young generation.
The price of the CD has been fixed at Tk 100 and it will be available at various bookshops at Aziz Supermarket.
The CD contains the biographies of freedom fighters and liberation war organisers, including Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Mohammad Mansur Ali, Tajuddin Ahmed, AHM Kamruzzaman, Syed Nazrul Islam, Khademul Bashar, Mohammad Ataul Gani Osmani, AK Khandaker, Abu Osman Chowdhury, Rafiqul Islam, Ziaur Rahman, ATM Haider, Khaled Mosharraf, KM Shafiullah, ANM Nuruzzaman, Chitta Ranjan Dutta, Mir Shawkat Ali, Nazmul Haque, Kazi Nur-Uzzaman, MA Manzur, MA Jalil, Abu Taher, M Hamidullah Khan, Mahiuddin Jahangir, Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Motiur Rahman, Nur Mohammad Sheikh, Munsi Abdur Rauf, Mostafa Kamal, Mohammad Hamidur Rahman, Altaf Mahmud, ANM Golam Mostafa, AFM Abdul Alim Chowdhury, Anwar Pasha, ANM Moniruzzaman, Gobinda Chandra Dev, Gias Uddin Ahmed, Jotirmoy Guha Thakurata, Dhirendranath Dutta, Nizam Uddin Ahmed, Fazle Rabbi, Fazlur Rahman Khan, Mamun Mahmud, Munier Chowdhury, Moyazzem Hossain, Mofazzal Haider Chowdhury, Mohammad Mortaza, Ranada Prashad Saha, Rashidul Hasan, Shahidullah Kaiser, Shaheed Saber, Santushchandra Bhattacharya, Sirajuddin Hossain, Selina Pervin and Habibur Rahman.
Recalling memories at the function, Rokeya Hasan Lily, daughter of martyred intellectual Rashidul Hasan, said: "I along with my mother have been carrying out memories of my father for the last 38 years. I felt adventurous when I heard that those memories would be preserved."
She called on the government to start the trial of war criminals immediately.
Zeba Mahmud, daughter of martyred intellectual Mamun Mahmud, urged the freedom fighters to wage another war to bring the war criminals to book.
She hoped that the young generation will stay beside the freedom fighters in the war.
Mili Rahman, wife of Birshrestha Motiur Rahman, hoped that it would help new generation know the history of supreme sacrifices by the freedom fighters for the noble cause of independence.
Alongside the biographies of the freedom fighters, the CD also carries photographs and various written as well as audio-visual documents on them.