He adventurous life of Martyr Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal
Dateline 27 June 1975 It's summer in England full of heavenly sweetness. Beauty flooding in nature. But even more joyful floods today in the hearts of cadets of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Britain. Prayerful Sovrin (Pursing Out) parade is being held today after six months of hard training. Princess Ellis reviewing the parade today.
Three proud youngsters are going to get commission from Bangladesh among foreign cadets. Two of them are Officer Cadet Alauddin Md. Abdul Wadood and Masudul Hasan. The name of the third youth is Sheikh Jamal. He is the President of Bangladesh and the second son of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Sandhurse regular career course will start from 1 August 1975 Sheikh Jamal is not participating even after getting the golden opportunity to take this training. Because his two best friends are going back to Bangladesh. And there's a deep pull for mom. Only one and a half month later, this decision will ruin his life.
The Scottish farewell song ' Old Long Sin s' (good old days) is playing in the orchestra at the last stage of the parade. The cadets marched from the parade grounds and crossed the Old College stairs. Through this, three youths of Bangladesh converted from cadets to desired army officers. Tears of joy in Jamal's eyes now. He thought unwantedly, ' If father was in the parade today. ' Pictures of three youths of Bangladesh who were commissioned in British newspaper have been printed. The picture gave a symbolic message to the world - the newly established Bangladesh wants to build its military to an international standard in exchange of millions of lives.
Kishore Sheikh Jamal fled to India from Dhanmondi star-fenced Pakistani forces captive on August 1971, 5 to participate in the freedom war. Reaching Agartala in India after escaping from Dhanmondi was a very risky road. Sheikh Jamal from Agartala to Kolkata reached Kalshi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Sheikh Jamal took 21 days special training with 80 selected youths of Mujib Force (Bangladesh Liberation Force).
Sheikh Jamal joins sector 9 after completion of training. A picture of Sheikh Jamal during the freedom war on the shoulder of a rifle taken at the Kaliganj battlefield at the Bangabandhu Museum of Dhanmondi, in the memory of Sheikh Jamal's room (Satkhira) at the Bangabandhu Museum of Sector 9 Dare Devil Freedom Fighter Commander Mahfuz Alam Baig, still in memory of the days of the freedom war: Ichamati River, Hingalganj Camp, Parulia Teenage freedom fighter Sheikh Jamal at Bridge, battlefield, the motivational speech of Bangabandhu's younger brother Sheikh Nasser at the camp... Sheikh Jamal from the war front returns to Dhaka on December 1971, 18, in the dress of war when the country is independent. What a joy of elder sister Sheikh Hasina, younger sister Sheikh Rehana and younger brother Sheikh Russell! On that afternoon, Kader Siddiqui was present at the first public meeting in Paltan Dhaka organized by Veer-Uttam with the freedom fighters.
29 January 1974 Yugoslavia's President Marshall Tito has come to Dhaka for a state tour. Seeing Sheikh Jamal's intense interest in joining the army, Marshall Tito offered him military training at Yugoslav Military Academy. In the spring of 1974, Dhaka college student Jamal joined the Military Academy of Yugoslavia as a cadet. But it was becoming difficult for Sheikh Jamal to adjust to the training there due to a completely different environment, adverse weather and language difficulties. In this situation, Marshall Tito advised Sheikh Jamal to train in Sandhurst, Britain.
Bangabandhu wanted to make Sheikh Jamal as an army officer. Sheikh Jamal arrives in London aiming to undergo military training in Sandhurst in the fall of 1974 But Sandhurst's prerequisite requires Jamal (Britain) to receive necessary pre-training from the Army School of Language, Beckonsfield. Sandhurst is one of the best military academy in the world. Three youths from Bangladesh came here for the second time to take training. Noted, two cadets of the first Bangladesh Army in 1974 with the special initiative of Bangabandhu (Shafi Md. Mehboob and Luf Kamal) received commission from Sandhurst. Sandhurst's Short Service Commission's strict graduate course had a duration of about six months (3 January to 27 June 1975). Among the 400 cadets, the number of foreign cadets was 30 Three musketeers adjust themselves in a very short time in the international environment.
Cadets from Sandhurst went to West Germany (British Army on Rhine) in late May 1975 to participate in the maneuverical final exercise (Exercise Dynamic Victory). This practice can be called war. Jamal in combat uniform, rifle in hand, haver sack on back is a complete fighter. Adventurous practice runs sometimes in mountainous areas, sometimes in forest, sometimes in open fields. Sitting in the trench on defense all day. Attack of Gorkha Battalion was conducted at dawn. Enemy plane in the sky. Artillery shells falling in the distance of the trench. Live firing is going on. Now we have to move forward by removing the enemies. Had to get down a few hundred feet rappling from a helicopter in a forested area with pine trees. Sometimes reckless attacks in defense of the enemy.
Second Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal's posting after returning from Sandhurst Academy in the Second East Bengal Regiment of Dhaka Army. Captain Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, the company commander of Charlie Company of the Battalion, was the heroic symbol (later Lieutenant Colonel, State Minister, currently Member of Parliament). Under Captain Nazrul, Sheikh Jamal's regiment life's handwriting as a ' company officer '. On the day of joining the unit, Sheikh Jamal returned home wearing the army's khaki uniform. Father Sheikh Mujib and mother Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib see a smart army officer with fascinated eyes.
Jamal's job in the second East Bengal was about one and a half month. But in this short time he kept an impression of outstanding professional skills and sincerity among officers and soldiers. Jamal became one of the officers and soldiers in a few weeks. Sheikh Jamal surprised everyone by running before the soldiers during PT in the morning. At the training ground, in the maneuver class, he impressed the soldiers by taking part in the Obstacle Crossing. Battalion train the boxing team members. Played basketball with unit members at the playground in the afternoon. Sometimes in the evening eat food with soldier messe soldiers. Arrange high quality plates for the company's soldiers in his own finance. Officers of the unit were surprised by the sublime regimental activities of the newcomer's youngest officer. Seems like the army was his destiny. He could have been the statue of a young regimental officer.
One day the order was that Sheikh Jamal will go to cantonment on motorcycle like other young officers. Lakshmi accepted the strong order of mother like her son with a smile. Sheikh Jamal came to Cantonment wearing sunglasses wearing favorite hero Amitabh's style by swearing bike. (Later on his job in Second East Bengal, this writer learned many stories and events from the then officers and soldiers). He came to Cantonment on the night of August 14 as a Battalion Duty Officer. A Subedar said, ' Sir, it's been a long night; stay in the unit tonight. ' But Sheikh Jamal doesn't have to stay in the army at night anymore. He returned to the house of Dhanmondi 32 Bangladesh's scandal ' killer party ' is preparing for one of the brutal killings of the century. The stain of scent will not be wiped out even if you wash it with the beautiful perfume of the whole Arab...
Sheikh Jamal's life was very short: 28 April 1954 to 15 August 1975 Sheikh Jamal is now sleeping in Banani cemetery. The beloved wife Rosi Jamal is sleeping beside him, whose hand's fresh henna color was made alone with the fresh blood of the chest. Sheikh Jamal's beloved Bangladesh Army is working with the love, pride and international dignity of the people as a professionally skilled and vigilant force. Bangladesh Army is moving forward under dynamic leadership on the golden horizon of professional prosperity. Whose destiny was the army, he would have been so happy to see these great achievements of the army. Rest in peace Sheikh Jamal. Know that your next generation soldiers are always ready to donate their chest blood to protect the freedom of the motherland. On this day we remember a premature teenage freedom fighter, patriotic army officer, friend-hearted and brave young man with humble respect. Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal-Salute to you sir.
It's been a long 44 years. Among the three musketeers of Sandhurst, not only Sheikh Jamal. Major General Wadud (Ab. ) and Captain Masood (Ab. ) Still looking for lost best friend Jamal in the dreamyness of Sandhurst days. The two go back to the Time Machine in February 1975 in search of a piece of memory of Sandhurst's ' Exercise Virgin Soldier '...
... The group of young cadets arrived in the woods after walking all day. Tired Jamal fell asleep in a short while after eating in the evening. Suddenly I woke up to the sound of something at midnight. Open the tent door and see a strange environment outside. Big moon in the sky. Birch and pine forests are decorated with unparalleled beauty in their sparkling moonlight. Sheikh Jamal came out of the tent. Surprised to see friend Masood and Wadud also standing beside him after coming out of the tent. The row of birch tree has gone down in the front valley, then the strange full moon over the mountain row. Three Bengali youths stared at Sandhurst's ' First Purnima '.
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