On the occasion of the golden jubilee of the victory achieved in exchange of the blood of three million people of Bangladesh,
Staff Reporter: On the occasion of the golden jubilee of the victory achieved in exchange of the blood of three million people of Bangladesh, the Dhaka Community Hospital Trust celebrated the Victory Day through a three-day long program. As in other years, a heroic freedom fighter was given an honorary crest. Besides, discussions, essay and recitation competitions, cultural programs etc. were organized in the daily program.
Principal Dr. Saria Tasnim presided over the function organized by Dhaka Community Medical College, an undertaking of DCH Trust on 15th December and Prof. Dr. Mahmudur Rahman was present as the Chief Guest. On this occasion, the crest of honor of DCH Trust was given to the heroic freedom fighter Dr. M. A. Mobin, who was one of the founders of Field Hospital "Bangladesh Hospital" in Melaghar, India, providing medical services to war wounded freedom fighters on the battlefield in 1971. He is currently working as a Poly Trauma Consultant Surgeon at Queen Mother Hospital in the UK.
During the program, DCH Trust Chairman Prof. Dr. Quazi Quamruzzaman discussed in detail the role of Bengalees living in London, especially medical students and working doctors, during of our independence movement. In this connection, he said, Dr. Mobin and Dr. Zafrullah were sent to India to find out what steps the Bangladesh government had taken in the health and independence movement in 1971.
Dr. Mobin described his experience of the Liberation War in his discussion. Dr. Mobin remained in India with the permission of the Government of Bangladesh for the establishment of the hospital and Dr. Zafrullah returned to London to raise money and strengthen the independence movement with the help of the Government of Bangladesh.
Dr. Mobin recounts how he set up a field hospital for war-wounded freedom fighters at Melaghor in India. Many medical students and other youths spontaneously joined the hospital to provide services as volunteers. The hospital serves as a field hospital in Sector 2. Many war wounded freedom fighters are treated there. Khaled Musharraf came to this hospital as a splinter-wounded patient. Dr. Mobin treated and cured by him.
On the 2nd day, 18th December, the program of Institute of Community Health, Bangladesh and Dhaka Community Nursing College was held with Dr. Makhduma Nargis as the Chief Guest and Quazi Habibur Rahman as the Special Guest, where discussion meetings and cultural programs are organized .
The 3rd day program was held on 19th December. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka District , Md. Shahidul Islam was present as the special guest , presided over by Dr. Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan. In his speech he said, the history of Bangladesh means the history of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib. Bangladesh was born because of an exceptionally brilliant leader was born like him. He highlighted the history of Bangabandhu's 23 years of struggle to bring the independence of Bangladesh.
The chief guest Professr Dr. Quazi Quamruzzaman gave a brief overview of the history of Bengalis from ancient times to the present. He highlighted the progress of the people of Bangladesh, especially women, in various fields including health after the independence of Bangladesh.
Heroic freedom fighter Dr. M. A. Malek described about his training as guerilla and lastly his fights insides Bangladesh in 1971.
Prof. A. S. M. Monirul Alam and Dr. Ashraful Islam Irfan also participated in the discussion. Finally, a pleasant cultural program was organized.
On this occasion a cake festival is also organized in the afternoon.