Class: 9 Assignment 2nd Week :2022; Influence of Bangabandhu’s leadership qualities in personal life

Guidelines for Writing Assignment (Steps/Stages): Read and complete the activities of unit 1 from your textbook
– English For Today.
-Identify some leadership qualities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It could be leadership in the war of independence, establishing diplomatic ties with other countries, honoring mother tongue, or any other area.
– Every time you identify a quality, state how it influences you personally.
– You can state a quality and then show how it influences you or make a list of qualities and then show how each of them influences you.

Sample Assignment writing:

We all know Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a politician, who has many feathers in his crown. He is the leader of our struggle for independence. He declared independence on 26 March 1971. He is the founder of Bangladesh. He is our Father of the Nation. He is the leader of the oppressed people. He was and still is so popular, so dear, and so own to everyone that people passionately call him Bangabandhu meaning the friend of Bengal/ Bangla.

History has always been shaped by the forces of extraordinary leadership, and in this sense Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation Bangladesh, was a leader who had made the history of our country. Leadership does not merely mean having supreme power over a group of people who will follow their leader blindly. For Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he started his political career in 1938.

We have got some precious memories of  Bangabandhu written by him. He wrote that in Bangla which is available as Osomapto Attojiboni. Written in the style of auto-biography, Bangabandhu unfolds some unknown aspects of his personal, political and family life in this book. The narration clearly shows why he has been Bangabandhu and why he is the best Bangalee in a thousand years.

The following text is an aspect taken from The Unfinished Memories, an English translation of the book.

“People in the village that I visited would not only offer me refreshments, they would also offer me money and would be offended if I refused to take it. They insisted that I should utilize the money for my campaign.

I remember once how a very poor old woman had waited for a few hours by her hut because she had been told that I would be crossing by. When she finally met me, she held my hand and said, “Please come inside my hut because I would like you to sit inside it for a while.” Holding on to her hand, I went in. There were a lot of people with me and yet she spread out a mat for all of us and gave me a bowl of milk, a paan leaf, and some coins. Handing me these things she said, “My dear son, please drink the milk and have the paan leaf and take the money, little though it is, because that is all I have.” “Tears came to my eyes. I drank the milk but returned the coins, along with some more money, saying. “Your blessings are more than sufficient for me; they cannot be equated with money and I don’t have enough to repay you. “ But she refused to take the coins and the money I gave her. Instead, she told me affectionately, “The prayers of the poor will be with you.” When I left her hut, my eyes were moist with tears. On that day, I promised myself that I would do nothing to betray my people.”

He excelled as a public speaker and a good orator. He was called a ‘poet of politics’. He was fluent, captivating and impressive in his speeches. He would carefully choose phrases and symbols likely to create lasting impression in their minds. His ability to charm audiences while fracturing both the Bengali and English languages is often recalled with amusement and nostalgia. His great strength and success lay in an elemental ability to fathom the full measure of his people’s emotions. He was also a talented organizer. Mujib had an excellent memory to remember names. He boasted that in spite of his enormous political activities he could remember the name of every party worker or person he met (Ukil, 1986). It was the process of his contacts with the masses that continued till his death. It suggests that he had blind love and faith upon his people and he always enjoyed residing amidst common masses as “Mujib Bhai” (brother) or “Bangabandhu” (friend of Bangladesh) till his death. He was stubborn and monomaniac. He was a man of principle and courage. Sheikh Mujib’s leadership traits made him fully capable of fulfilling his essential objectives of acquiring national independence from the clutches of Pakistani “internal colonialism”, establishment of democracy and socio-economic progress of his much pronounced “Sonar Bangla” (Golden Bengal). He had also to cultivate an effective relationship with students. He established a viable linkage with the common man in Bangladesh through his typically populist style and skilful political tactics. All these requirements also necessitated his taking recourse to democratic political process through his leadership traits.

Bangabandhu was gifted with extraordinary organizational acumen and had the inkling of the brutality of the Pakistani military junta. Accordingly, he exhorted the people for an imminent armed struggle. His historic 7th March speech bears an eloquent testimony to that. Precariously positioned as he was in the extremely demanding tumultuous days of March 1971, Bangabandhu as a constitutional politician acted with supreme forbearance. Bangabandhu could never be cowered into submission. The trappings of power did not allure him and he remained a solid rock in the shifting sands. It is time once again to gratefully remember and pay homage to the great patriarch.

Sheik Mujib, the father of the nation, is the torch-bearer of peace, prosperity and piousness. To establish peace and tranquility, we must follow the long cherished desire, leadership and worldwide relationship of the father of the nation. Sheikh Mujib was a great visionary and mission oriented leader. His greatness and personality as a man must be honoured out and out by all Bengalese irrespective of caste, creed and religion. If we carry forward the ideals and dreams of Bangabandhu, we could be able to achieve a real nation with its dignity to other world. So it is our responsibility to implement every dream of the father of the nation. And only then our country will achieve its millennium development goal within the targeted time.