The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau :
The book launching ceremony of the Korean translation of ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ was held on 01 July 2021 at Lotte Hotel in Seoul, as part of the celebration of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Mr. Lee Dong-heon has translated the publication into the Korean language and publisher ‘Moraeal LLC’ is making this publication available both in the local book stores and online platforms.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, MP, and Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan, Curator of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum sent separate video messages on the occasion. Foreign Minister in his congratulatory message expressed hope that the Korean version of ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ will provide a unique opportunity to the friendly people of Korea to learn about the life of this greatest Bengali of all times, his universal vision and philosophy, and his contributions towards creation of Bangladesh.
Mr. Sul Hoon, Member of the National Assembly, Republic of Korea, and H.E. Mr. Lee Sangryol, Director-General of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, Foreign Office of the Republic of Korea graced the occasion as the Guests of Honour. Both highlighted Bangabandhu’s unparalleled leadership in rebuilding the country and promoting democracy and peace, diplomatic and charismatic aspects of his personality, the vision of friendship and non-violence those resonate in the hearts of the peace-loving people of Korea who have gone through thick and thin throughout history.
In her welcome remarks, Ambassador Abida Islam recalled Bangabandhu with profound reverence and paid her deep respect to three million martyrs and all freedom fighters. She said that the philosophy and legacy of Bangabandhu are still relevant in today’s world as it strives to establish the rights of the oppressed and try to build a peaceful, just, and prosperous world. She also hoped that the Korean readers would be able to relate themselves with this publication because like the Bengalis, they also fought a similar battle for emancipation.
The ceremony also included a photo exhibition on the glorious life and works of the Father of the Nation, screening the theme song of ‘Mujib Year’ and recorded cultural performances of the Bangladeshi artists and the members of small ethnic minority communities, display of handicrafts and a few exportable of Bangladesh and traditional Bengali cuisine.