Associate Merit Verification Test 2021 completed and prizes awarded among the winners at the national level.
Chhatrashibir has to play a leading role in building an ethical nation through the practice of merit and development of morality: AZM Obaidullah
AZM Obaidullah, former central president of Bangladesh Islami Chhatrashibir, said no progress was possible without education. The developed countries of the world have brought revolutionary changes in their education system. The more a nation devotes itself to the practice of science, the more it can lead the world. In this age of the twenty-first century, the world has come to the palm of one's hand. Education is getting easier and easier. In this situation, Chhatrashibir has to practice more merit. In order to build a prosperous Bangladesh, we have to excel in every branch of knowledge sciences. In order to build a Bangladesh of equality and justice, it is necessary to form an ethical nation through the development of morals as well as the practice of merit. Chhatrashibir has to play a leading role in this regard.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the prize awarding ceremony among the winners of the Associate Merit Verification Examination - 2021 at the Shaheed Abdul Malek Auditorium in the capital today. Former Central President of Chhatrashibir Abdul Jabbar was the special guest at the function presided over by Shibir Central President Salahuddin Ayubi and conducted by Secretary General Rashedul Islam. The leaders of the Central Executive Council were present at this time.
Speaking as the chief guest, AZM Obaidullah said that although the growing development and progress of education as a Muslim country in post-independent Bangladesh is a matter of great aspiration, the student society has lost its ideological path of education due to corruption. Today, the campus has become a haven for terrorists. Campuses are weapons warehouses. Meritorious people have lost their creativity as students due to drug addiction. Future generations of the country are involved in heinous crimes like murder, kidnapping and rape. Hundreds of thousands of students are involved in extortion, tender business, snatching and looting while following the instructions of their elder brothers in politics. Today's Bangladesh is involved in corruption, injustice and exploitation. Chhatrashibir is the name of an ideal and a dream, every page of which is connected with the heartbeats of millions of people in this country. Chhatrashibir has spread the torch of light in every campus of the country to protect the meritorious students from misguided politics. The student society and conscious citizens of the country dream of a new sunrise with the advent of Chhatrashibir.
He further said that it is very important to develop morality along with the practice of intellect. While other student organizations of the country have lost their ethical compass, they have kept themselves busy in the work of destroying the nation. At the same time, Chhatrashibir is working intensively for the development of meritocracy and ethics. This is promising for the nation. Conscious citizens of the country believe that Bangladesh will go a long way in achieving its desired goal with the help of the activities of Chhatrashibir.
Obaidullah said the quality of education needs to be improved to take the country forward. It is sad but true is that no government has consistently worked to improve the quality of education in our country. Even after 50 years of independence, the ethical framework of education has not been realized. The student-friendly environment on campus has not been ensured. Despite the important role of research in education as well as in building a developed nation, the allocation for research in our country is very much insufficient. Students have to be crammed in the halls. The quality of food is very low. Above all, the government's allocation in the education sector is just in name. If this continues, the nation cannot prosper. Chhatrashibir must take the lead to break this trend.
He said that today's arrangement of merit verification of the associates of Chhatrashibir was deserving of praise. At a time when the government is destroying the education system by closing down the country's educational institutions on the pretext of Coronavirus, Chhatrashibir has proved that its progress cannot be stopped even if hundreds of obstacles are imposed in its way. May this organization of Chhatrashibir continue in the coming days as well. He said that he firmly believed that Chhatrashibir would further strengthen its path in the development of the country and the nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Salahuddin Ayoubi, Central President of Islami Chhatrashibir, said that the progress of a country depends on its capable, talented and honest leadership. The success or failure of the nation will depend on building their talents in the right manner. Today, the mountain of failure is sitting on the neck of the nation due to misuse and devaluation of talent.
It is impossible to create the desired citizens in the conventional education system despite our promising intellectual resources. The current education system has not created opportunities for a ethical education system. The meager opportunities for moral education have also been cut off. At the same time, extreme politicization and secularism have been established in the education system, the terrible consequences of which the nation is constantly seeing.
On the other hand, although the youth are an invaluable asset of a nation, discrimination against them and deprivation of their rights in this country is unprecedented. Capitalizing on the ongoing Corona situation, the potential future of millions of students has been ruined by keeping educational institutions closed for a long time due to unexplained reasons. Millions of students and parents are still worried about the future of educational life. When the students took to the streets to assert their rights they have faced persecution at the hands of state forces and party terrorists. It is a shame for the nation. Every blow and deprivation of the students has left a deep wound in the hearts of the people. The picture of such a journey of neglect and destruction upon future students is rare elsewhere.
At present, we are deeply concerned that in a country where ninety percent of the Muslim population associate with Islamic Tahajib and Tamaddun, the new curriculum is cleverly designed by removing basic Islamic education from the primary level and secondary levels. On the other hand, under the guise of art education, strong anti-Islamic sentiments are being built in the minds of children against Islamic culture. We call on all conscious citizens of the country to be ready for united resistance in this regard. Otherwise, our golden Bangladesh may be forced to accept the unethical culture of the West.
He said that we cannot allow the future of the nation to be ruined by the indifferent and non-ethical leadership of Bangladesh. We are not disappointed even in the midst of hundreds of obstacles. Chhatrashibir is working relentlessly with the student community of this country. Chhatrashibir is not just a traditional student organization but an alternative educational institution. When the conventional education system of the country fails to produce qualified citizens with the combination of talent and ethics to build a prosperous Bangladesh, in the midst of hundreds of obstacles, Chhatrashibir was moving forward to achieve the desired goal of the nation. Chhatrashibir is working to build worthy leadership in building a moral nation through associate merit verification test. Chhatrashibir firmly believes that it is not possible to build the desired golden Bengal with just a torrent of words. This requires the creation of honest and qualified leadership. And Chhatrashibir has continued its efforts to create that kind of citizen and leadership and will continue to do so in the future.