The 14th of December 1971 stands as a somber chapter in the collective memory of all Bangladeshis, etched with the pain of profound loss. It was on this fateful day that Pakistani troops, in a grievous act of brutality, targeted and mercilessly killed our cherished intellectuals. These were not just individuals; they were the very embodiment of our nation’s pride and wisdom. The enemy forces aimed to extinguish the light of intellect from our homeland. Despite the passage of time, the wounds from this tragic episode remain fresh in our hearts. We commemorate this day with a deep sense of solemnity, recognizing the sacrifices made by our brave sons. The remembrance is not a celebration but a poignant acknowledgment of the profound grief that continues to linger. As we observe this day, we pledge never to forget the pain and loss inflicted upon us, ensuring that the memory of our fallen intellectuals lives on in our collective consciousness.