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Video CDs on Liberation War

Another milestone activity of BFDR is the Historical Documentation on Bangladesh Liberation struggle. It includes the history of liberation struggle and the nine-month War of Liberation (Muktijuddha). The Title of the video document is ‘BANGLADESHER MUKTISANGRAM (Liberation War of Bangladesh). It is recorded in Beta-Com Cassette, 30 minutes each in 22 Episodes. These are transferred into VHS, CD & DVD.

Commemorative Lectures

BFDR has started two remarkable projects, namely commemorative lecture on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and on SAMS Kibria. Of these projects the first one was held in August 2005 and the first commemorative lecture on SAMS Kibria was held on 26th January 2006. Last commemorative lecture on Bangabandhu was given by Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury in August 2009.

Besides these, BFDR has taken the task of distributing computer sets among different educational institutions for good use of these by the SSC level students. The Publication of monographs on different subjects is an ongoing project of BFDR.

Books and Monographs

Significant publications of the Foundation are : Bangladesher Mukti Sangramer Itihas (History of the Bangladesh Liberation Movement, 1947-71) and Sheikh Mujib, Ekti Lal Golap (Sheikh Mujib, a Red Rose). Bangladesh Foundation also compiled speeches, statements, declarations etc. of the Bangabandhu under the title of Bangaleer Kanttha (Voice of the Bangalees). “Development Through Democratization and Decentralization : The Case of Bangladesh”, “The Multidimensional Nature of Poverty in Bangladesh : Issues, Evidence and Future Directions”, “Joint Front Against Anti-Liberation Forces” etc are among its recent publications. Another remarkable publication of the Foundation is Sarba Kaler Sarba Sreshttha Bangali (The Greatest Bangalee of All Times). The Foundation prepared a manuscript of the book on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman : Jibon o Rajniti (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman : His Life and Politics) and was submitted to the Bangla Academy as per contract for publication. The book came out during ‘Boi Mela 2008’ last.

The Academy published the book in two parts. The life, politics, economic conditions, earlier movements in the subcontinent and the-then East Pakistan for freedom and economic emancipation in the subcontinent are the subject- matter of the first part while the second part of the book contains some important aspects of Bangabandhu’s historic speech, war of liberation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu’s return to his own independent land Bangladesh from the death cell of Pakistani Jail as a free man who worked to reconstruct his hard-earned country from the ruins upto 15 August 1975. On this date he was assassinated brutally along with the other members of his family by foreign agents and local traitors to take revenge for the defeat in the liberation war. The Academy has fixed the price of both parts together of the book at Tk. 1,000/- and US $ 50.00 only. The Academy has plan to publish the book in English and other languages of the world.


The Foundation organized a seminar on Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Treaty. It also organized a number of seminars on different topics during the period from March 1997 to January 2006. The seminar topics were SWADHINATA BIRODHI CHAKRER BIRUDDHE JUKTAFRONT : CHUANNOR ABHIGGATA, “Political Terrorism in the context of National & International Fields”, “Development Strategy of Bangladesh”, “Present Political, Economic & Social Conditions of the Country,” “Political Terrorism: Recent Killings”, “Rise of Fundamentalist Forces in Bangladesh,” “Democracy : Sheikh Hasina in the UN”, “Democracy, Voting Rights and Human Rights”, “Bangladesh Vision 2020 and Gas Policy”, “Distortion of the History of Liberation War in Textbooks-2002”, “Thoughts on City (Dhaka) Development and Governance”, “Election 2001 : Role of Civil Society”, “Concept of Liberation War and present Bangladesh”, “Export of Gas and National Interest”, “Designing a   Pro-Poor Budget for Bangladesh”, “International Terrorism : Bangladesh Context”, Commemorative lecture on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Emergence of Bangladesh, etc. Discussants of all the seminars included leading members of the civil society and intelligentsia, prominent politicians, educationists, eminent journalists, writers etc.