Include Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech in curricula: HC

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Dhaka, Sept 08: The High Court on Wednesday ordered the authorities concerned to include the 7th March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the curricula of educational institutions.

It also ordered the formation of an Education Expert Committee to determine whether it would be included in SSC, HSC or the higher level of education.

Justice FRM Najmul Ahasan and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Bashir Ahmed in 2017.

Attorney General AM Amid Uddin and Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah stood for the state.

Lawyer Bashir Ahmed filed a writ petition in 2017 seeking necessary directives to declare the 7th March as National Historic Day and build a sculpture at the stage from where the speech was delivered.

On February 25 2020, the HC ordered the government to declare March 7 as “National Historic Day” and issue a gazette notification in this regard.