New generation is very much aware of the country's true history: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said repeated attempts were made to remove the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from history and thus the nation was deprived of knowing the real history since 1975. “But, it is not possible now as the new generation is very much aware of the country's true history," she sai...

Liberation war was inevitable

Hiren Pandit: If Bangabandhu had fled in this war to drive out the Pakistani aggressors in Bangladesh or had gone underground and tried to run the war like the communist revolutionaries, the military ruler of Pakistan would have had ample opportunity to prove him as a separatist. But after his country was occupied, Bangabandhu declared independe...

Bangabandhu a Freedom-loving Leader of the World

Hiren Pandit:Every country has a great leader in the liberation war. Such as George Washington of America, Lenin of Russia, Mao Zedong of China, Mahatma Gandhi of India, Sukarno of Indonesia, Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam and Bangabandhu for Bangladesh. As the father of the nation, the founder of the state or the liberation war leader, they have always...

Bangabandhu Hints Declaration of Independence by Hoisting Flag on March 23

According to the newspapers published on March 24, 1971, no Pakistani flag was seen anywhere except the President's Office, Governor's House and the cantonment under tight security on March 23. On Bangabandhu's orders, the flag of independent Bangla was officially hoisted at all government and non-government buildings and educational institution...

Declaration of Independence by Bangabandhu & Birth of Bangladesh

The landslide victory of the Awami League in the 1970 election accelerated the liberation struggle of the Bengali nation. On March 7, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the final instructions to prepare for the Liberation War at a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. On March 23, he hoisted the map-emblazoned...

Bangabandhu: The man who mapped out our destiny

Shamsad Mortuza: The birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 17, 1920, was a momentous occasion that coincided with the changing contours of the subcontinent. Far away from the Great War, which unfurled a complex politics in colonial India and caused the waning of imperial enthusiasm, in a remote village called Tungipara in Gopalgan...

‘The steely resolve of my grandfather to build Sonar Bangla was passed down to my mother’: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said the 102nd birthday of his grandfather - Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - evokes his dream about Bangladesh, its people. "Let it resonate in every heart and get us closer to the realization of Vision 2041," Joy said in a Facebook post on his verified page toda...

HPM Sheikh Hasina Pays Tribute to Bangabandhu on His Birthday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking his 102nd birth anniversary and the National Children’s Day-2022. She paid homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu, the greatest Bangalee of all times, in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmo...

Bangabandhu's Sacrifice for Freedom of Bengalis, the Heart-touching Childhood of His Children

His childhood was spent under the shade of green trees, enjoying the serene breezes from the rivers of the Madhumati and the Baigar. But while serving the country, he could not make the childhood of his children as fantastic as he had. He had to stay away from his family because of his imprisonment for the conspiracies from the Pakistani junta a...

Why is the 7th March Speech very significant? Why did military-undemocratic rulers ban it for 21 years?

Awami League Chief Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the final directions for the Liberation War through his historic speech at a huge rally on March 7 at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. Following his direction, the Bengali nation started taking control of administration from the Pakistanis and preparing for the Liberation War. Then as soon as the Pakistani...

March 7, 1971: Historical Events before Bangabandhu's Speech

Following the harshness of winter, spring brings fresh air to nature. Likewise, the month of March in 1971 came with a life-changing message for the Bengali nation. Dhaka got turbulent from the first day of that exceptional spring marked by blood from mass people. The administrative structure of Bangladesh started following the direct command of...

Historic March 7: Setting a nation on the march

Dr Shamsad Mortuza: It is common for modern-day leaders to use teleprompters, in which words are projected onto transparent beam-splitter mirrors, making their speeches appear impromptu and spontaneous. Bangabandhu, too, had a teleprompter, but his was made not of characters in pixels, but of the real-life characters sitting in front of him. Hi...

The historic March 7 speech is still inspiring us: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the historic March 7 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is still an inspiration to take the country forward. "The historic March 7 speech is still inspiring us to take the country forward," she said. The prime minister was addressing a ceremony as the chief guest marking ...

The Speech of March 7 was the Declaration of Independence

Hiren Pandit: March 7, 1971, was an unforgettable day in the thousand-year history of the Bengali nation. On March 7, 1971, Dhaka was the city of the slogan, which was heated by millions of people on foot. More than one million freedom-loving people are waiting in the sea of people on the racecourse ground. Just waiting for an announcement or a...

Joy Bangla: A Slogan-A Consciousness-An inspiration

Hiren Pandit: Joy Bangla’ made national slogan. Additionally, teachers and students have been instructed to use the slogan at the end of daily assemblies. The government issued a gazette declaring "Joy Bangla" as the national slogan of Bangladesh. 'Joy Bangla' shall be the national slogan of Bangladesh. People holding constitutional posts...

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

51 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...

How Bangabandhu prepared the nation for armed revolt throughout March

The seed Bangabandhu sow in historic six-point demand in 1966 got fulfilled with the 1970 general elections. Awami League gained a landslide majority bagging 167 seats out of 313 in the national cabinet of Pakistan. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became the supreme leader of united Pakistan. But Pakistani military junta and defeated politicians did not ...

Six Points, Lahore, February 1966

Syed Badrul Ahsan: When Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made a public announcement of his Six-Point Plan for regional autonomy, he was essentially envisaging a restructuring of the state of Pakistan. The broad nature of his quest for full autonomy for East Pakistan notwithstanding, the future founder of Bangladesh, as he spelt out the detail...

Awami League pays homage to Bangabandhu on Homecoming Day

Bangladesh Awami League paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of the great leader.  The Awami League leaders and activists led by its presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak paid the homage by placing wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Ba...

When Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh

Hiren Pandit: After he arrived in Dhaka on January 10, millions of people greeted the beloved leader with flowers and tears of joy. After getting the leader back, on January 10, 1972, seven and a half crore Bengalis were overwhelmed with joy and shook the sky of Bengal with the sound of 'Joy Bangla', 'Joy Bangabandhu'. Bangabandhu set foot on ...