WEF to arrange event of Bangabandhu's birth centenary

The World Economic Forum (WEF) will arrange an event in Bangladesh next year on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Besides, the WEF will hold a programme in Davos of Switzerland in 2021 focusing on Bangladesh and Bangabandhu. As a country, Bangladesh will be the main focus of the Davos...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays respect to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the historic Mujibnagar Day. The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city this morning. After laying the wreath, t...

Bangabandhu was heard in Bihar, India

Julian Francis: In March 1971, I was working as an agricultural volunteer on a Gandhian related poverty alleviation project in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, in the villages worst hit by the Bihar Famine of the late 1960s. I had been in India for three years as an agricultural volunteer. I know that I should/could have contributed more, but I was happy tha...

A chronology of 1971 and 35 directives

Anwar A Khan: Like most countries, independence did not come easy for Bangladesh. Between March and December, a lot of bloodshed and misery had resulted from the war but on December 1971, a new country was born in the name of Bangladesh. Our flag stands for freedom and we are so very proud, when it waves in the breeze and it usually draws a cr...

Bangabandhu's thoughts on inclusive development

Dr. Atiur Rahman: Seventeenth March 1920 was a blessed day for Bengalis. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on this auspicious day in a remote village of Tungipara in the then Gopalganj Sub-Division, as it used to be known. There was no transport system to easily connect this remote village with urban areas. Yet, t...

An album on the poet of politics

Shah Husain Imam: My first impression of Bangabandhu dates back to around the mid-sixties. A helicopter service had been in operation between Dhaka and Faridpur for a couple of years by then. A corner of the Tejgaon Airport was designated as a heliport. I had just disembarked from a helicopter arriving at Dhaka from Faridpur. As I was approachi...

99th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu

Anwar A Khan: As long as Padma, Meghna, Gouri, Jamuna flows on,Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, your accomplishments will also live on. -Anandashankar Ray Today (17th March) is Bangabandhu's 99th Birthday. He was born on 17th March 1920 in the village Tungipara under the Gopalganj Sub-division (currently District). He is the preeminent Bengali of a thou...

Bangabandhu’s concern for children: Julian Francis

When I came to Dhaka in January 1972, I was advised by UN, British and other aid officials to pay a courtesy call on Sheikh Mujib. My meeting was organized by Tajuddin Ahmed, who I had met a few times in Calcutta in 1971 when he was Prime Minister of the Mujibnagar government.   My meeting with Sheikh Mujib is one I will never forget. I t...

Bangabandhu, A Poet of Politics: Anwar A Khan

We recall with highest regards the stormy days of our life in the month of March, 1971. And 7 March, 1971 shall be considered as a turning point of our history. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made a historic speech on this day at a mammoth public gathering at Suhrawardy Udyan. He made a clarion call to his people in a thunderous voice: "Build...

Nation celebrates 99th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu

The nation has celebrated the 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through extensive programmes, fanfare and gaiety. In Tungipara, Gopalganj, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The President and the Pr...

The Voice That Still Resonates

The people of a green delta were with their utmost dedication to be named as an independent nation in the world. All that remained in their heart was soon to issue at lips. It was the afternoon of 7 March 1971 – the time a nation was to declare what it had to. And it was Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, undisputed leader of the Bangalee...

Historical 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

My dear brothers….. I have come before you today with a heavy heart. All of you know how hard we have tried. But it is a matter of sadness that the streets of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rangpur and Rajshahi are today being spattered with the blood of my brothers, and the cry we hear from the Bengali people is a cry for freedom a cry for...

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

48 years ago, Bangabandhu gave the finest speech of his life at the erstwhile historic Race Course Maydan. Disregarding the intimidation and threats of the Pakistani Army's tanks, guns and machineguns, and in the presence of a million audience, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared in a booming voice: "This time, the struggle is for our lib...

Bangabandhu, a legendary image for promoting Bangladesh tourism: Md Ziaul Haque Howlader

Bangabandhu - an epical hero, champion of the liberation - is also a legend for enhancing the image of Bangladesh abroad. Bangladesh can capitalise this characteristics figure for developing the country's image and promoting Bangladesh tourism abroad. Many tourists visit Stratford Upon Avon in England to see the birthplace of William Shakespeare...

Return of a Radiant Star: Pranab Kumar Panday

The contribution of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the emergence of an independent Bangladesh is beyond explanation. It was his strong, dedicated and visionary leadership that inspired the people of East Pakistan to stand against the oppression of the Pakistani junta and fight for the independence of the country. Considering Bangabandhu as...

When Bangabandhu Came Home: Syed Badrul Ahsan

In these 46 years which have gone by, I have remembered where I was, where millions of others were, on the day Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came home to the country he had led to freedom. January 10, besides being a significant point of light in Bangladesh's national history, has been for me a tale of my journey into the making of history, ...

Bangladesh's history cannot be written without Bangabandhu: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her optimism that the people of Bangladesh would follow the path of history of the War of Liberation to build a prosperous nation as dreamt by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “People of Bangladesh now have the opportunity to know the country’s real history and th...

Zia was involved in Bangabandhu murder: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has strongly postulated slain president Ziaur Rahman’s involvement in the August 15, 1975 carnage and expressed her deep sorrow for being unable to expose him to justice. “Zia’s consequence was inevitable (for the murder) and it’s my regret that I couldn’t hold his trial for the (August...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates AL's new office building

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the newly constructed head office building of Bangladesh Awami League at city’s Bangabandhu Avenue at Gulistan here today, coinciding the 69th founding anniversary of the party. Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, unveiled the plaque of the 10-storey building at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu on AL's 69th anniversary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 69th founding anniversary of the Awami League. To mark the occasion, she placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 this morning. After laying the wreath, the prime mi...

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