Mass Upsurge 1969: On 24th January, the future beckoned

Mass Upsurge Day in January 1969 was a defining moment in history, especially in the territory that would eventually emerge as the independent republic of Bangladesh. With demands increasingly being made for the withdrawal of the Agartala Case and the release of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the regime felt unable to ward off the pressure.

None can hinder the advancement of Bangladesh towards prosperity: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today said none can hinder the advancement of Bangladesh towards prosperity since her party is voted to power again. "I firmly believe none can impede the advancement of Bangladesh as the Awami League is voted to power again," she said. She also said the absolute victory of the AL in...

The False Narratives around Bangabandhu

Syed Badrul Ahsan: In independent Bangladesh, we have gone through a long process of distortion of history. Again, there have been attempts by people to give us sanitised and selective versions of history. And there have been individuals and quarters jumping into the discussion with falsifications of history. In these past few years, moves hav...

The Mournful Day

Sheikh Hasina: Road 32, Dhanmondi It was not dawn yet. Azan, the call for prayers from a faraway mosque was flowing through. All on a sudden sound of gunshots filled the air. Shots were being fired around a house on road 32 of Dhanmondi area in Dhaka. The house where the President of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

Bangabandhu's 'Joliot-Curie' Award: Bangladesh's first international recognition on the road to forming humane state

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's tireless struggle for 23 years led to the birth of Bangladesh as an independent nation, standing proudly among the global community. Later, he worked tirelessly to build the war-torn country and establish Bangladesh in the international arena. Beyond his national efforts, Sheikh Mujib emerged as an inspiration...

Juliot Curie Medal: From Bangabandhu to Friend of the World

Pollob Rana Parves: Human history is filled with extraordinary individuals whose relentless efforts and contributions have shaped the world we live in today. The highest award for world peace is the 'Juliot Curie' award. Distinguished personalities from around the world have received this honour. Apart from Bangabandhu, other notable recipients...

First Global Call for Trying Bangabandhu’s Killers

M Nazrul Islam: Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family members on 15 August 1975. After Bangabandhu’s death, it was almost impossible to pronounce his name. The nation had to endure such excruciatingly painful and suffocating situations for many years. For the pro-liberation ...

Bangabandhu is the Source of Inspiration for the New Generation

Hiren Pandit: Sheikh Mujib was a well-known face at the forefront of the rights movement since his student life. In his long political career, he led several movements from the front line. He went to jail many times, and the people of Bengal freed him. In whose eyes 7.5 crore Bengalis saw the dream of an independent Bangladesh, and jumped into ...

Bangabandhu Hints at the Declaration of Independence by Hoisting the 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...

Mujib’s Mighty Roars: Essence of Bangalees’ Strength

Dr. Rashid Askari:The month of March, 1971. The Ramna Race Course maidan was thronging with people coming from across the country. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the paramount leader of 75 million people, in the immemorially large mass gathering called for independence. In a historic speech, he roared: “The struggle this time is a struggle for our...

Historical 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

Hindus, Muslims, Bengalis and non-Bengalis, all those who live in this Bangla are our brothers. The responsibility of protecting them is on you. Ensure that our reputation is not smeared in any way. The employees of the Radio and Television; please bear in mind that if our words are not broadcasted by the radio, then no Bengali shall go to the r...

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...

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...

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...

The seed Bangabandhu sowed with the historic six-point demand in 1966 came to fruition with the 1970 general election: Sajeeb Wazed

The seed Bangabandhu sowed with the historic six-point demand in 1966 came to fruition with the 1970 general election, Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy wrote yesterday in a post on his verified Facebook profile. “Awami League gained a landslide majority bagging 167 seats out of 313 in the national cabinet of Pakist...

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 no...

Bangabandhu's Vision of Literature and Culture

Hiren Pandit: The great architect of Bangladesh's independence, Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is known worldwide as a freedom fighter and great politician. He is a man of politics; politics is the meditation-knowledge of his life. He is the best nationalist leader of the Bengali nation. The political entity is Bangaban...

Bangabandhu and the spirit of Liberation War were killed in 1975

Hiren Pandit: On 15 August 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was supposed to visit Dhaka University and take a look around the campus. He was once expelled from here for organising strikes for its menial workers and 'going against the university authority'. Nearly three decades after this incident, Dhaka University was ready to receive t...

The one who set us free

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a charismatic leader, and under his strong and courageous leadership, Bangladesh attained independence in 1971. As the Father of the Nation, the founder of the state, and the leader of the great Liberation War, Bangabandhu held the place of dignity and respect in the soul of the nation. Banga...

Bangabandhu's Independence was the Root of all Advancement in Bangladesh

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest son of the soil and greatest Bengali for thousands of years, the great hero of history and the father of the nation, has made the dream of Bengal a reality and gave the people an independent state. In the historic speech of March 7, 1971, Bangabandhu instructed the people of Banglade...