Birth of a protagonist of historical transformation

Pranab Kumar Panday: 17th of March 1920 is a red-letter day in the history of Bangladesh as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in a respectable Muslim family at Tungipara village in Gopalganj district. Considering the significance of his birth in the context of the state formation, we can consider this day as one of the greatest moment....

My Grandfather, the Father of Bangladesh: Sajeeb Wazed

Sajeeb Wazed: As a child, I loved having breakfast with my grandfather. I insisted on eating whatever he ate exactly the way he ate it. My grandmother objected to this idolization only once when, as a joke, my grandfather allowed me to puff on one of his lighted pipes. Grandma got angry. He gave one of his famous, big laughs as I coughed my lit...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu on his birth centenary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman heralding the yearlong birth centenary celebrations of the great leader.The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on the historic 32 Dhanmondi Road here this ...

Bangabandhu: Minstrel singing through time’s passages

Syed Badrul Ahsan: As a man, what concerns mankind concerns me. As a Bengalee, I am deeply involved in all that concerns Bengalees. This abiding involvement is born of and nourished by love, enduring love, which gives meaning to my politics and my very being'- Unfinished Memoirs, 3 May 1973His courage of conviction is what we remember on the ce...

Life and Struggle of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Life and Struggle of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

49 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...

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

49 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 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: The Father of The Nation

1920 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on 17 march 1920, in Tungipara village under the then Gopalganj subdivision (at present district) of Faridpur district. He was the third child among four daughters and two sons of Sheikh Lutfar Rahman and Sayera Khatun. His parents used to call him Khoka. He spent his childhood in Tungipara. 1927 At the age...

Timeline of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Timeline of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Thoughts on the month of March

- Professor Mamun Al Mahtab (Shwapnil) With a nation celebrating thirteen festivities in twelve months, it is a mathematical reality that every month of the year means something special to the Bangladeshis and Bengalis as a whole. March of all is perhaps special, as there are several dates in March bearing extra significance to this nation. Mar...

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...

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...

Six Points Movement: Making of a History

The six point movement was a movement in the then East Pakistan, spearheaded by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which called for greater autonomy for the eastern part of Pakistan. The six-point movement is a milestone in the history of our struggle for independence. The six point declaration has been widely credited as the "charter of freedom" in Banglad...

In search of Bangabandhu’s inclusive ‘Sonar Bangla’

Along with the observance of a robust homecoming day of the Father of the Nation on January 10, a countdown to the day of his birth centenary will also be formally launched on March 17. The whole nation is set to celebrate the auspicious birth centenary programmes, alongside a number of global dignitaries. Non-resident Bangladeshis also eagerl...

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

Syed Badrul Ahsan: On this day in 1969, the movement to force the Ayub Khan regime from power gathered pace when the young school student Matiur Rahman and a rickshaw puller were shot down by the police on the streets of Dhaka. It was one more sign of the regime's increasing nervousness, especially in East Pakistan, where a popular uprising aga...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Mujib Year countdown

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the countdown for yearlong celebration of the “Mujib Year” marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, coinciding with his 1972 return home from Pakistan captivity.“I open the countdown,” she said at a grand ceremony at the Old Airpo...

Ah, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Country

Syed Badrul Ahsan It was the sixth anniversary of the death of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy on December 5, 1969. It was also that particular moment in history when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, while paying tributes to his political mentor, formally made it known that henceforth East Pakistan, the eastern province of Pakistan, would be known ...

UNESCO to celebrate Mujib Year with Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) together with Bangladesh will celebrate the "Mujib Barsho" (Mujib Year). She made the announcement while speaking at a preparatory meeting to celebrate the Mujib Year held at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports UNB...

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...

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