War-torn Bangladesh was turning around with Bangabandhu's plans

The policies Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman adopted and the challenges he encountered while supporting scores of returnee refugees and rebuilding war-torn Bangladesh were reflected on at a webinar held by Awami League's Finance and Planning Affairs sub-committee on Friday night. The webinar, titled 'Bangabandhu's Plans t...

The long silence on Baksal should lift

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Why 25th January is important? Not many of us remember and those of us who do conveniently pretend not to remember. It is as if the day has been airbrushed out of history, Bangladesh’s history. Travel back in time, give your memory a jog, think of history. You might stumble on the truth of why 25 January is part of our ...

Bangabandhu: The portrait of a visionary leader

Professor Dr M Shahinoor Rahman: Bangabandhu or the Father of the Nation—by whatever name we call him, his humongous inspirational appearance occupies the lane of our memory whenever we tend to think about anything in the context of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu did not become the Father of the Nation in a single moment or a day. Moreover, you ...

Bangabandhu and Our national Anthem: The Blossom of Love for the Motherland

Dr. Mir Mehbub Alam Nahid: Bangabandhu. The "Wonder Man" of the universe. In his 55 years and 5 months of valiant life, he has been imprisoned for 4682 days. Perhaps we don't have time to consider about what he has given to the nation or that patriotism doesn't work in us. He gave an independent land and open sky over it; he gifted a nation wit...

Bangabandhu and the War of Liberation: Thoughts of Reconstruction of Values

Dr. Mir Mehbub Alam Nahid: Our uniqueness is in Bengali culture, and the War of Liberation is its best attainment. We are indebted to those who have participated in the Great War of Independence under the leadership of Bangabandhu and gave us the opportunity to see the open sky by liberating Bangladesh. Forty-nine years of our independence are ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina unveils Braille version of Bangabandhu's autobiography

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has unveiled the Braille version of the autobiography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman –“Oshomapto Atmojiboni” (The Unfinished Memoirs). She unveiled the cover of the book at a function from her official Ganabhaban residence on Wednesday (7th October) morning through a vide...

Six-Point Demands: Roadmap For Bangladesh’s Emancipation

On 7th June in 1966, the people of the then East Pakistan observed a general strike in the province in support of the Awami League's Six-Point demands of autonomy announced a few months earlier by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The strike, in the course of which a number of individuals were killed in police firing and a number of others were injured, w...

The historic six-point movement and its impact on the struggle for independence

The historic Six-Point Demand or the Six-Point Formula has been widely credited as the "charter of freedom" in Bangladesh's struggle for self-determination from Pakistan's domination. Indeed, the six-point movement in 1966 was the turning point in our quest for independence. On June 7 in 1966 the Awami League called a countrywide hartal in the t...

A long-ago June day

Syed Badrul Ahsan: There are, in the annals of history, certain defining moments in the evolution of nations. In Bangladesh's case, such a moment came on February 5, 1966, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League, revealed in Lahore a broad-ranging formula for regional autonomy. That formula was of course...

Mujibnagar Government: First Milestone of 'Bangladesh'

April 17, Mujibnagar Day. On this day in 1971, the Mujibnagar government was formed by the elected leaders of Bangladesh as the rightful constitutional, logical, and realistic step forward towards the full realization of our dream of an independent country of our own. The observance of Mujibnagar Day in a befitting manner now warrants a special...

March 25th: Darkest night in the history of Bangladesh

A black veil has just showed up over the history of mankind. It was the night of March 25, 1971. The roar of tanks broke the silence of the night. Millions of people in Bangladesh, then a province of Pakistan, woke up not to the chirping of birds but to the thudding sounds of bombs and bullets. That was the kickoff of one of the biggest genocide...

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...

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...

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

Historical 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

The historical 7th March speech by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Brothers of mine; Today I appear before you with a heavy heart. You know and understand everything. We tried with our lives. But the painful matter is that now the streets of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi and Rangpur are stained with the bloods of m...

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...

Bangabandhu’s homecoming day: “A journey from Darkness to Light”

Liberty was in the air. The chant of “Joy Bangla”, in bold voices, reverberated at Tejgaon old airport and its surrounding areas on a chilly afternoon of January 10, 1972. Minutes after the daybreak, emotion choked tens of thousands of newly freed Bangalees of his Bangladesh gathered there, even after knowing that the Father of the ...

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