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Old December 15, 2011, 10:12 PM
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৪০ বছর দীর্ঘ সময়। ৪০ বছর আগে আমার জীবনে যেসব ঘটনা ঘটেছিল, তার বেশির ভাগ স্মৃতিই আমার কাছে ঝাপসা হয়ে গেছে। কিন্তু ঠিক কী কারণে, তা জানা নেই। বিজয় দিবসের প্রতিটি মুহূর্তের ঘটনা আমার স্মৃতিতে জ্বলজ্বল করছে, মনে হয় মাত্র সেদিনের ঘটনা। মাঝেমধ্যেই আমার মনে হয়, আমাদের প্রজন্ম একই সঙ্গে এই পৃথিবীর সবচেয়ে হতভাগ্য এবং সবচেয়ে সৌভাগ্যবান।
আমরা হতভাগ্য; কারণ, মানুষ কত নৃশংস হতে পারে, কত অবিশ্বাস্য নির্লিপ্ততায় আরেকজনকে হত্যা করতে পারে, কত সহজে দেশের সঙ্গে বিশ্বাসঘাতকতা করে বিদেশি প্রভুর পদলেহন করতে পারে, পৃথিবীর সেই সবচেয়ে কুশ্রী রূপটি আমাদের নিজের চোখে দেখতে হয়েছিল। আবার আমরা পৃথিবীর সবচেয়ে সৌভাগ্যবান প্রজন্ম। কারণ, ভয়ংকর দুঃসময়ে মানুষ কীভাবে একজন আরেকজনের পাশে দাঁড়িয়ে তাকে বুক আগলে রক্ষা করে, দেশকে স্বাধীন করার জন্য কীভাবে অকাতরে নিজের প্রাণ দিতে পারে, সেই অভূতপূর্ব দৃশ্যগুলোও আমাদের হূদয় দিয়ে দেখার সৌভাগ্য হয়েছিল। শুধু তা-ই নয়, নয় মাসের অবিশ্বাস্য সেই পাকিস্তানি বিভীষিকার পর একাত্তরের ষোলোই ডিসেম্বর যখন উচ্চকণ্ঠে ‘জয় বাংলা’ স্লোগানটি প্রথমবার উচ্চারিত হতে শুনেছিলাম, সেই মুহূর্তটুকুর তীব্র আনন্দ এই দেশের অন্য কোনো প্রজন্ম অন্য কোনো কালে অনুভব করবে বলে আমি বিশ্বাস করি না। সদ্য মুক্ত হওয়া দেশটি কোনো বিমূর্ত বিষয় ছিল না, আমাদের কাছে সেই দেশটি ছিল ধরা যায়, ছোঁয়া যায়, বুক আগলে রক্ষা করা যায়, ভালোবাসা যায় সে রকম একটি শিশুর মতো, যাকে আমরা হিংস্র একটা পশুর মুখ থেকে রক্ষা করে এনেছি। নিজের দেশের জন্য সেই তীব্র গভীর ভালোবাসা যারা অনুভব করতে পারে, তাদের চেয়ে বেশি সৌভাগ্যবান আর কে হতে পারে?
তারপর কত দিন পার হয়ে গেছে। বঙ্গবন্ধুকে হত্যা করা হয়েছে, সেনাশাসক এসেছে, রাজাকারেরা গর্ত থেকে বের হয়েছে। দেশ অন্ধকারে ঢুকে গেছে; সেই অন্ধকারে প্রজন্মের পর প্রজন্ম জন্ম নিয়েছে। তাদের বোঝানো হয়েছে, একাত্তরে এই দেশে ‘গন্ডগোল’ হয়েছিল, মুক্তিযুদ্ধ আসলে বড় কিছু নয়, যুদ্ধ হয়েছিল হিন্দুস্তান আর পাকিস্তানে। জাতীয় পতাকা এক টুকরা কাপড়, দেশ বলে কিছু নেই, ক্রিকেট খেলোয়াড় দিয়ে দেশের পরিচয়, মুখে পাকিস্তানের পতাকা আঁকা যায়, জাতীয় সংগীত না জানলে ক্ষতি নেই, মেয়েদের বোরকা পরে থাকাই ভালো। অতীতকে নিয়ে ঘাঁটাঘাঁটি করা ঠিক না, রাজাকার মুক্তিযোদ্ধা ভাই ভাই—আরও কত কী! সেই কালো অন্ধকার সময়ে জন্ম নেওয়া প্রজন্মের পর প্রজন্মের নির্লিপ্ত বোধশক্তিহীন হওয়ার কথা ছিল, কিন্তু আমাদের খুব সৌভাগ্য, তার মধ্যেও দেশের জন্য গভীর মমতা নিয়ে নতুন তরুণ প্রজন্মের জন্ম হয়েছে। আমি অবাক হয়ে দেখি, তাদের অনেকেই মুক্তিযুদ্ধকে হূদয় দিয়ে অনুভব করতে পারে। এই দেশে যুদ্ধাপরাধীদের বিচার করে দেশকে গ্লানিমুক্ত করার আন্দোলনে এখন তারা সবচেয়ে বড় শক্তি।
যুদ্ধাপরাধীর বিচার নিয়ে আলাপ-আলোচনার শেষ নেই। যে কথাটি সবচেয়ে বেশি উচ্চারিত হয়, ‘আন্তর্জাতিক মানের বিচার’, আমি সেই কথাটিই বুঝতে পারি না। বিচারের কি দেশীয় মান এবং আন্তর্জাতিক মান বলে কিছু আছে? পৃথিবীর অনেক দেশে মৃত্যুদণ্ড নেই, অনেক দেশে চুরি করলে হাত কেটে ফেলে—তার কোনটি আন্তর্জাতিক? দেশীয় মান কি আন্তর্জাতিক মান থেকে আলাদা? আমাদের দেশে এত দিন যে বিচার হয়েছে, সেগুলো কি সব ভুল, নাকি আন্তর্জাতিক কোনো মাতবরদের এনে তাদের সার্টিফিকেট নিতে হবে? সবচেয়ে বড় কথা, এই আন্তর্জাতিক মান সার্টিফিকেট দেওয়ার জন্য সেই মোড়ল-মাতবরেরা কোন দেশে থাকেন? সার্টিফিকেট দেওয়ার ক্ষমতাটা তাঁদের কে দিল?
বিএনপি আনুষ্ঠানিকভাবে ঘোষণা দিয়েছিল যে যুদ্ধাপরাধীদের এই বিচার তারা মানে না। বাংলাদেশের মুক্তিযুদ্ধকে অস্বীকার করে যে কোনো দল বা কোনো মানুষ আর টিকে থাকতে পারবে না, বিএনপি এই সহজ সত্যটা এখনো জানে না দেখে আমি খুব অবাক হয়েছিলাম। বিএনপি খানিকটা টের পেয়েছে; দ্রুত তাদের কথা ফিরিয়ে নিয়ে বলছে, যুদ্ধাপরাধীর বিচার তারা মানে কিন্তু সেটি হতে হবে আন্তর্জাতিক মানের। এই দেশের আর কোন কোন দেশি বিষয় আন্তর্জাতিক মানের হওয়া উচিত, আমি সেটা জানতে খুব কৌতূহলী।
আন্তর্জাতিক মানের বিচারের কথা শুনে আমার একটা ঘটনার কথা মনে পড়ল। যুদ্ধাপরাধীদের বিচারের দাবিতে সেক্টর কমান্ডারদের একটি মানববন্ধনে আমি গিয়েছি, সেখানে একজন হঠাৎ আমাকে একটা কঠিন প্রশ্ন করে বসলেন। তিনি উত্তেজিত গলায় আমাকে জিজ্ঞেস করলেন, ‘এই রাজাকারের দল একাত্তরে যখন আমার বাবাকে মেরেছিল, তখন কি তারা আন্তর্জাতিক আইনে তাঁকে মেরেছিল? তাহলে এখন কেন তাদের আন্তর্জাতিক আইনে বিচার করতে হবে?’
আমি তাঁর প্রশ্নের উত্তরে কিছু একটা বলতে পারতাম, কিন্তু তাঁর অশ্রুরুদ্ধ চোখের দিকে তাকিয়ে কিছু বলতে পারিনি। এই মানুষটির মতো এই দেশের অসংখ্য মানুষের বুকে ধিকিধিকি করে ক্ষোভের আগুন জ্বলছে। যুদ্ধাপরাধীর বিচার শেষ করে কখন আমরা তাদের বুকে একটুখানি শান্তি দিতে পারব?
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Old December 15, 2011, 11:36 PM
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I guess you are saying that we need a poor man's Mahatir Mohammad. That is not a bad wish and might even happen one day. But, for today, I would like to focus on practical, feasible ideas. Something we can do, irrespective of who is in power or what the situation is. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. I want each of us to take one step. At least.

As I already said, I am unwilling to take no for an answer. Let us come up with some doable ideas and implement them. Don't worry. They don't have to be big.
What ATMR's describing is a poor man's Mao Zedong. Raise an army, defeat the warlords, unite the country and rule with an iron fist. There may be mistakes (great leap forward, etc), there might be foreign external pressure and posterity may paint him as a monster but he would have left the country in a more stable condition, ripe for 'opening up' economically - as Deng Xiaoping started to do after Mao - and maybe the advent of democracy.

Shuziburo bhai/uncle, you've asked for suggestions which can make small, realistic changes. As a law student, the first ideas that come to mind relate to an overhaul of the legal system. It can begin with relatively small improvements - better law reporting, encouraging more in-depth legal research in the country and establishing quality legal academic journals. In the US and UK, Law Reviews have a profound impact on the teaching of law and, in some exceptional cases, on actual judgments and judicial deliberations as well. It can also act as a forum for discussion and debate on contentious legal topics, which will eventually spill over into the public domain and catch the attention of law makers. (Of course, for the latter to happen, our government and opposition law-makers would have to spend more time legislating rather than boycotting or going on interminable recesses....)

High quality legal scholarship and debate helps keep the law current and dynamic and addresses some of its lacunae. Just look at how Roe v Wade is constantly discussed in the US, despite the number of years that have elapsed since that judgment was handed down. In the UK, the same is happening with the Human Rights Act 1998. But how many in Bangladesh discuss how outdated our Penal Codes and our laws of evidence are?

Such improvements are essential for our progress. Unfortunately most of our Advocates and Barristers become embroiled in politics.
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Corruption is etched into the mind of the citizen during childhood. Thanks to poverty, survival instincts at the expense of others are encouraged and kick in early on in an individual's lifetime. The result - a culture of deception, ill mannerisms and impatience. The problems are probably deeper rooted than the current political leadership. Ironically, I believe a major overhaul of the political situation is the only way out.

The people are to blame. A nation can only become what its people will let it become. The people are corrupted bigots who are undeserving of democracy. In fact I doubt the people know what's best for them.
Very well said.

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Communism could be a good option for a couple of decades, with an even distribution of income and a hard working population contributing to a better future. But even if we do find an honest government, it will lead to a public uproar due to a lack of understanding of what's best for the nation in the long run. The government will then have to respond with a blood bath.

What we really need, therefore, is for one power hungry, patriotic individual to rise from the heaps of despair, say enough is enough, form an army, raid the homes of political powerhouses and take prisoners, then rule the nation with an iron fist. We need this honest, no-nonsense dictator to *whip* the bull crap out of the citizens and to drive them to a better economy and a better society in general.

Of course, when (s)he begins to treat the nation as her/his property in thirty years, we should assassinate her/him and form a democratic government. But by then, we will have better employment, better roads and transportation, food and better health care for everyone, booming industries, greater international trade, a far superior literacy rate and finally be ready for democracy.

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What we really need is ... strictly stay out of those ideas. Good or bad, one iron fist never works since mass are not involved in building, support and protect any system. It is impossible for one [or few] good/perfect to look after each and every issue, corner of the country, which eventually lead that person surrounded by crooks in a short time. In that sense, the iron fist has to be made of mass people, has to be burned and shaped for years, over and over again, until it become a system no matter who is in charge. More it takes time, more long the people have to straggle, till then its a long uphill task for people, only if they really are up for it. Korea, Malaysia didnt shine because of one iron fist, rather their people were well aware of their need and betterment, and they really were up for it for years too.
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This thread is one of the most valuable and genuine heart-felt conversation, exchange of ideas for a better Bangladesh, threads ever ...Very very rich and valuable infos and ideas here for the poor and unfortunate evg. poor folks, the mass majority iof Bangladesh! I salaam dear Shuja bhai for this wonderful fantastic thread and all the bros and apus who plugged their input here.

I have somnething to say...be right back..
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Clearly, we are not where we could have been. Countries like Malaysia and South Korea were in similar positions in 1971, but they have since become industrial giants. A want to ask everyone two questions:
  1. What can we do ideally over the next 5/10 years, to take Bangladesh forward?
  2. What steps practically can be undertaken over the next 5/10 years, given the current situation/environment?
Ideas?
Shuzida it's lovely thread and initiative. Before one must his country forward, imo, he should at least do something for himself. You are the badge, you are the symbol, you are a Bangladeshi. If you improve yourself, rest will take care. What do I mean by that?

Everyday I drive on Interstate Fwy in US, I cannot help but thank God, for the lovely opportunity. Why? Because I could very easily have been a poor tokai in Dhaka. The tag Bangladesh is not a stigma, but honor and pride for me. It's a badge of honor. I feel blessed that from the poorest country in the world I am somehow literally elevated on ramp.

But that is not enough. I then think, I must be the best at whatever field I do. Then the rest would take care of itself. Since Bangladesh is a brand for me, if I say, author a good book, it would forever be prefaced as: Bangladeshi-born so and so...

That was the idea behind that thread, which many may have taken askance. So yes, one should ALWAYS do something for his country, but as in my opinion, easiest way to do so would be to taking care of himself. And the rest shall follow suit..

On this Independence day, whether you are an expat or a resident, wear the national badge-tag like pride. Represent it. Cultivate yourself. And lead your nation in pride in pursuit of excellence and being one.
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সবাইকে বিজয় দিবসের শুভেচ্ছা। Please keep the ideas coming. Even if our combined efforts can make Bangladesh 0.1% better, it is a start. Remember, 0.1 > 0.

Only practical and feasible ideas please!
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Old December 18, 2011, 09:49 AM
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There are many brilliant students in poor families. I would like to find a few of them and sponsor them (myself and with the help of others) through university. My only expectation out of this will be that they will promise to be good.
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There are many brilliant students in poor families. I would like to find a few of them and sponsor them (myself and with the help of others) through university. My only expectation out of this will be that they will promise to be good.
See if you would be interested to join on this effort here,

http://hridoyabangladesh.org/index.html

I was involved and sponsored couple of students before. I know some ppl in that organization (from the birth of the organization) personally. I am not heavily involved though. I guess Dr. Z boss may know about this organization already.

As for the idea, I would strongly advocate for the betterment of education system in Bangladesh.

Wondering if BanglaCricket can create a sister non-profit organization that can take up different projects.
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There are many brilliant students in poor families. I would like to find a few of them and sponsor them (myself and with the help of others) through university. My only expectation out of this will be that they will promise to be good.
i am a pretty decent student, not so brilliant but a good student nonetheless, and am from a poor family. you can sponsor me and help me out. i will send in all ky details if u are serious.

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BC MAXIM: A mod KNOWS all your ky details and he is serious.

Speaking of maxim, who should galore cover of bd version....i think bangla ki$ha ti$hma
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Excellent.

I sponsor a couple of students through Distressed Children & Infant International that does an excellent grassroots job in Bangladesh. However, I am thinking also in line of taking someone through at least their undergraduate degree. We need to educate ethical, capable people for a better future.

I do not know whether we are set to do something ourselves at BC. But, it is an idea worth exploring, at least for the long term.

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See if you would be interested to join on this effort here,

http://hridoyabangladesh.org/index.html

I was involved and sponsored couple of students before. I know some ppl in that organization (from the birth of the organization) personally. I am not heavily involved though. I guess Dr. Z boss may know about this organization already.

As for the idea, I would strongly advocate for the betterment of education system in Bangladesh.

Wondering if BanglaCricket can create a sister non-profit organization that can take up different projects.
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i am a pretty decent student, not so brilliant but a good student nonetheless, and am from a poor family. you can sponsor me and help me out. i will send in all ky details if u are serious.

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I have been thinking about students in Bangladesh. Why don't you PM me more details and I'll see whether I can come up with some ideas that might be useful to you.
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Shuja Bhai,

I hope you don't mind me resurrecting your old thread. One thing I have noticed in my annual Dhaka trips is the proliferation of private tutors and coaching centers. Now, by itself, this is not necessarily a bad thing -- I too, earned some spare cash as a private tutor when I was in school.

What concerns me though, are reports that I hear of teachers in public and private schools intentionally doing a terrible job of teaching the syllabus in schools, and expecting students to come to them for private coaching in order to do well in SSCs or O- and A-levels. If this is indeed true (BC members in Bangladesh, do feel free to confirm or deny), perhaps we should see if we can put pressure on our Education Ministry to try to curb such practices.
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^^ This is absolutely true. Almost all the teachers I had during O Levels tutored on the side to supplement their income. It wasn't only the case that some taught better during their afternoon/evening coaching sessions, they also provided many invaluable past papers. It's detrimental to the quality of the school system and ratchets up the price of education considerably.

In any case, I'm of the opinion that a student should only be tutored if they genuinely struggle with a subject. I used to struggle with Maths and my tutor, a DU grad student, helped me overcome them. And even if tutoring is required, only those who don't have a stake-hold in our education system should be allowed to tutor. By that I mean, A level students, Uni students, maybe even private coaching centers.
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Wow, corruption even in the education system? Bangladesh seriously has no hope. If ever there was a country that deserves the crap they love to bathe in, its Bangladesh. Sad as hell, but glad my parents bolted while they could.
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Wow, corruption even in the education system? Bangladesh seriously has no hope. If ever there was a country that deserves the crap they love to bathe in, its Bangladesh. Sad as hell, but glad my parents bolted while they could.
I disagree, alF. Given that the country is only 40 years old, had its intelligentsia essentially exterminated at birth, has been prone to natural disasters, and had its initial source of foreign exchange (jute) made effectively worthless early on in its life, we haven't done poorly. Why don't you take a look at what life was like for American citizens (and I'm not even talking about slaves, simply white folk who weren't part of the land-owning gentry) when the United States was 40 before being so dismissive about Bangladeshis?

Yes, there is corruption. We're a third world resource-poor (at first sight) nation, ruled generally by politicians who are more interested in lining their pockets than trying to improve the lot of their countrymen, and that sort of behaviour does trickle down. Despite all that, the hartals, and the lack of any significant efforts by our successive administrations, our private sector has prospered, our GDP has increased, the rate of our population growth has slowed, our literacy rate has climbed, our women have become more empowered, and our middle class has grown. It's not anywhere close to perfect, but there's definitely room for optimism.
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I disagree, alF. Given that the country is only 40 years old, had its intelligentsia essentially exterminated at birth, has been prone to natural disasters, and had its initial source of foreign exchange (jute) made effectively worthless early on in its life, we haven't done poorly. Why don't you take a look at what life was like for American citizens (and I'm not even talking about slaves, simply white folk who weren't part of the land-owning gentry) when the United States was 40 before being so dismissive about Bangladeshis?

Yes, there is corruption. We're a third world resource-poor (at first sight) nation, ruled generally by politicians who are more interested in lining their pockets than trying to improve the lot of their countrymen, and that sort of behaviour does trickle down. Despite all that, the hartals, and the lack of any significant efforts by our successive administrations, our private sector has prospered, our GDP has increased, the rate of our population growth has slowed, our literacy rate has climbed, our women have become more empowered, and our middle class has grown. It's not anywhere close to perfect, but there's definitely room for optimism.
This I totally agree......
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