Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the covers of two books on Monday to mark Armed Forces Day 2022.
The books “Ronangoner Diary” and “Shaheed Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal: Deshprem o Tarunyer Dipto Shikha” were unveiled at Dhaka Cantonment, said a press release issued Tuesday by the Inter-Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR).
Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Security Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Army Chief of Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Navy Chief of Staff, Admiral Mr. Shaheen Iqbal, the Chief of Air Staff, Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan and Lt. Gen. Waker-uz-Zaman, the Chief Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division, among others, was present on the program.
Armed Forces Day 2022 was celebrated with celebration and enthusiasm on Monday, marking the anniversary of the founding of the forces comprising the army, navy and air force.
This book contains stories of important training that the brave freedom fighter Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal, the second son of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, received during the 1971 liberation war.
Also, the book includes Sheikh Jamal’s reflection on his own life when he left for a commission at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Britain.
The 136-page book is based on his handwritten diary. It also contains four photographs.
The editor and publisher of the book is Major General Md Majibur Rahman, OSP, PPMS, NDC, PSC, MPhil.
Major General Rahman was presented with the Army Medal, the highest peacetime honor in 2021, by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Shaheed Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal: Deshprem or Tarunyer Dipto Shikha
The preface to this book was written by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself about her late younger brother, Sheikh Jamal.
The book is published in two languages.
Shaheed Lt. Sheikh Jamal: The Embodiment of Patriotism and Youth was edited by former Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka Abu Ahsan Mohammad Shamsul Arefin Siddique and the publisher of the book is Yasin Kabir Joy.
Shahriar Khan Borno designed the cover.
Sheikh Jamal received combat training in India during the Liberation War and took part in the war.
After training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Britain, he joined the Bangladesh Army as a Second Lieutenant in the East Bengal Regiment.
His career, however, was short-lived. Sheikh Jamal and his wife Rosy were killed along with other members of his family in the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.