Young Rohingyas are worried about forgetting and losing their immediate history and culture. There are many second-generation and third-generation Rohingyas who were born in the registered refugee camps in Bangladesh. Their father or great father fled Arakan and took refuge in Bangladesh in 1991 and 1992 exodus. These newborn Rohingyas in the refugee camp have never seen their ancestral land and the only way they kept alive their historical memories is through repeated discussion of the past and storytelling amidst themselves.
In the span of the last 30 years, many elders who tried to pass their stories to the new generation has died.
Abdu salam a refugee elder said to the Rohingya Khobor that on 8th November 2020 at around 3:30 pm, they lost Noor Ahmed Murobbi, a refugee leader from Block- H of Nayapara registered refugee camp who played many active roles for the refugee to fight for their rights, to preserve their history and culture and to unite them together.
“Noor Ahmed didn’t fight only for Rohingya rights but also he inspired the young Rohingyas to become patriotic, to learn about their history and culture” Salam stated.
“Noor Ahmed Murobbi was our inspiration and guardian. He always reminded us of our history,” said another refugee from Nayapara camp.
Faroque who was born in Bangladesh Kotupalaung registered refugee camp wondered if there could be any programs and projects to preserve the identity, culture and history of the Rohingyas and to keep patriotism alive in their heart.
Rohingyas want to be connected to their roots.