To respect and love the people
The poor soul, who works hard the whole day, doesn't have food for his stomach, cloth for his body or any place to stay. Millions of people are without any job. The Pakistanis have looted everything. They didn't left anything for us except papers. I have to beg in other countries to bring everything. But the gangs of thieves loot everything again, brings misery to poor people. That is why I have declared not only an Emergency, but also I have promised to eliminate all corrupt, profiteer and smugglers from the land of Bangladesh. If we can fight for 25 years against the Pakistani tyrant, stand tall with others against Mohammad Ali Jinnah to Golam Mohammad, Chowdhury Mohammad Ali, Ayub Khan and Yahya Khan, if we can achieve independence for the lives of 3 million people, then we can definitely eradicate corruption, bribery, profiting, and smuggling.
I have made a promise. You make promise with me. Let the whole Bangladesh promise with us. I cannot tolerate any more. I have not wasted my life, youth for that. The martyrs haven't offered their blood for that. A few smugglers, profiteers, bribe-mongers smuggles country's treasure to other countries, raise prices of common products illegally, and kill people by hording food in warehouses. We have to uproot them from the land of Bangladesh. I want to see what they can do. This time it will be proved whether the thieves have more power or the righteous.
I have never bent in front of the unjust. The Pakistanis tried to hang me many times. But every times I stood tall. Because, Allah was with me always. I had the blessings of all the people of Bangladesh with me. I still have those blessings. I believe I can win all struggles Inshallah if you help me, give me your support. Your job is to love people, and to eliminate all criminals with the help of the devout.
Quote from the speech delivered by
The Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
in the Military Academy
addressing the passing out Cadets
on 11th January, 1975