Abu Naser Muhammad Gaziul Haque (13 February 1929 – 17 June 2009) was a language activist and an activist leader during the Bengali Language Movement.
Haque was born in Nichintapur village of Chhagalnaiya Upazila in Feni district to Nurjahan Begum and Sirajul Haque. He got his early education from Kashipur School, and completed his matriculation examination from Bogra Zilla School in 1946. He passed intermediate of arts examination from Azizul Haque College in 1948. He completed his bachelor's and masters' in history from the University of Dhaka in 1951 and 1952 respectively and LLB degree from the same university in 1956.Next year in September he joined the Democracy Summit in Dhaka. He was the chairman of the procession of a news published in the English daily Morning News.
Since his early days, Haque was involved in different progressive movements. He was arrested in 1942 for replacing a Union Jack with a Muslim League flag flying on a government building in Ramna. In 1944, he was elected a president of Bengali Muslim Chhatra League of Bogra District. He led a procession in the University of Dhaka campus in protest of the statement of the then chief minister Khwaja Nazimuddin on 30 January 1952 on the language issue.Haque presided over the historic Amtala meeting held on 21 February 1952. The decision to violate section 144 of the criminal procedure code was taken in realizing the demand for making Bengali a state language of Pakistan.The action led to Language Movement Day.Haque was imprisoned in 1953, 1954 and 1975 for various causes.In April 1971, he along with 27 freedom fighters attacked the Aria Cantonment in North Bengal and liberated it. The battle is also known as Chili-fight.Haque was a regular member of the Awami League Advisory Committee and also one of the founders of Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee. He was also the chairman of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) and Bogra Hamdard Unani Medical College and Hospital.His notable works are-
Jeler Kabita (1969)
Ebarer Sangram Swadhinatar Sangram(1971)
Egiye Cholo (1971)
Bangladesh Unchained (1971)
Media Laws and Regulations in Bangladesh (1992)
Muhammad Sultan (1994)
Bangladesh-er Gena Medhaym Ain o Bidhimala (1996)
Uchcha Adalate Bangla (2003)
Pabna Theatre Prize (1977)
State Language Padak (1993)
Bhasha Sainik Padak (1997)
Sipep Gold medal (1999)
Bangla Academy Fellowship (1999)
Bishwa Bangali Conference Prize (2000)
Ekushey Padak (2000)
Jahanara Imam Padak (2001)
Bangabandhu Padak (2003)
Sher-e-Bangla National Award (2004)
The University of Dhaka conferred him the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Laws degree in 2008
On 21st February,2019 Education Foundation arranged an quiz contest in 2 schools of shajahanpur.where we observed that most of the student donot have adequate facilities to know about the world and outside textbook.We discuss this with some of our members and volunteers.some of the member told that library may be a solution for these but lack of funding we unable to do that.In the mean time we were searching for fund to buy book and accessories.Luckly we got a donor who was eager to donate books.After contacting with him we got 60 new books of our list.Then we got another donor who donates 20 books.But after all these we could not able to start the library immediately due to lack of place and other accessories cost.
Finally we got a room in "Tengamagur Bus Stand" of Khorna Union.Then we manage all other things in small scale to start.But another problem rises.What will be the name of library? This solution also found in that quiz contest.There was a question,"write the name of a language fighter of bogra?" .Maximum student failed to answer that.On this context we thought this should be named as "Language Fighter Gaziul Haque Public Library".Finally we have started our first public library on 16th August,2019.Now this library has 100+ books which will be increased very soon.Currently this library running everyday from 3 P.M till sunset.
You can donate books or money to develop one step further.This will help those kids who lives in villages and donot get enough facilities to grow their thought and knowledge.