Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury taught us to be simple and honest

Chowdhury Yameen Anam: On this day every year, I am overwhelmed with a range of emotions. I keep remembering my grandfather, and I am left thinking of just one question: If ever got the chance to see him and spend some time with him? I keep wondering what it would feel like to catch a glimpse of him, to hear his legendary stories, or to witness...

Bangladesh: Awami League's Glorious Achievement on its Journey so far

Bangladesh Awami League is the root of all achievements the country has – from the rise of nationalism among the people, mass movements against the thousand-years slavery with the spirit of the national slogan ‘Joy Bangla', to the people’s trust in boat symbol and the ultimate victory over colonial rule through nine months of L...

BAKSAL: A Significant Chapter of Bangladesh's History

The 'BAKSAL’ is a significant chapter in the history of the Bengali nation. The founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman initiated the system in 1975 to fulfil the historical demands and aspirations of the people of the country. A notable feature of this system was the decentralization of the state system and the practice of democracy even...

Rise of Political Awareness in Young Mujib

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was very keen to know about everything and fond of studying a lot. His father used to buy a lot of books and he used to read out history, geography, English, Bangla, religion, science, literature, the stories about legends and the repression committed by the British regime to Mujib. According to his daughter Sheikh Rehana,...

Early Life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in a renowned family in Tungipara of Gopalganj on 17 March 1920. He was the third child of Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Sayera Khatun whose ancestry is traced back to Baghdad, Iraq. From the family history, it is estimated that around 400 years ago, Sheikh Awwal came from Iraq to preach Islam in the eastern...

How This Land Became Bangladesh

After 190 years of British rule and two decades of rule of Pakistan, we got the independent sovereign state of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971. Acquired through thousands of movements, this territory has historically been known as 'Bulgakpur' or "city of the rebel' However, the Supreme Leader behind the movement for the liberation of the Benga...

Bangabandhu & Sports

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a sports lover from his childhood. After the independence of the country, he took a timely plan for the development of the stadium. In 1972, he formed the Bangladesh Cricket Control Board, now known as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Not only that, in the same year (1972), he established the Bangladesh S...

Bangabandhu's Thoughts on Bangla Language & Literature

The young Sheikh Mujibur Rahman played a historic role during the state language movement. He is the founder of language, culture and state-based Bengali nationalism in the modern world. However, as a writer, his skills are unmatched. The books 'Unfinished Memories' (2012), 'The Prison Diaries' (2017) and 'Amar Dekha Nayachin' (2020) are mainly ...

Foreign Policy of Bangabandhu

The formulation and implementation of a country's foreign policy depend on the political philosophy of its leadership and the equating of its relations with other countries in the world. The success of foreign policy requires not only formulating a strong policy but also strong leadership for successful implementation. Father of the Nation Banga...

Bangabandhu's philosophy of education

The main theme of Bangabandhu's philosophy on education was to build ideal human resources for the social, political and economic development of the country. He believed that education was a fundamental human right and that there should be equal opportunities for education for all, irrespective of religion, caste or gender. Bangabandhu's variou...

The Proclamation of Independence

The Chhatra Sangram Parishad read out the 'Declaration of Independence' in presence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at a rally at Paltan Maidan in Dhaka on March 3 in 1971. It specified the establishment of an independent and sovereign state called 'Bangladesh', setting three goals. The three goals are – the practice of the Bangla lan...

4,682 Days in Jail

The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman served a total of 4,682 days in jail throughout his life. He remained seven days in prison in his school life during British rule. The rest of the days were in the Pakistani regime. Bangabandhu had to spend one-fourth of his 54 years of life. In the Pakistan period, he was sent to jail 1...

Struggle for Economic Liberty

The historic 7th March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman aims for freedom. This ‘freedom’ had various implications in its meaning. Besides autonomy and political freedom, it also meant to get social, cultural and economic freedom. And Bangabandhu’s economic goal was to improve the lives of mass people, so he added soc...

Bangabandhu’s Policy for Women Empowerment

From his personal life to his political career, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman always showed the utmost respect and dignity for women. He always considered the valuable opinions of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib as she inspired Bangabandhu at every stage of his political life. In 1971, women joined the Liberation War by fighting in the frontline...

Mass Media & Bangabandhu

The national history of Bangladesh revolves around the name of Bangabandhu. He, who was born in a remote village, named Tungipara in Gopalganj and had become a legend to the world. He is known as the liberator of Bangladesh and has become the Father of the Nation. His communication strategy made the journey easier. He had kept regular communicat...

Six Point Demand led to Bangladesh’s independence: HPM Sheikh Hasina

The independence of Bangladesh is rooted in the Six-Point Demand formula, the “Charter of Freedom” for Bangladeshis, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, reiterating her pledge to build the country as a developed and prosperous one in line with the spirit of the Liberation War. “We [the Awami League] won the 1970 general ele...

Six-point: “Charter of Freedom” for Bengalees: Sheikh Hasina

We observe June 7 as the Six-Point Day. The year 2020 has appeared as a unique year in the life of the Bengalees. This year is very important for us – meaning the people of Bangladesh. Massive programmes were undertaken to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Not only in Bangladesh, but t...

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...

Four principles of Bangladesh: Rise of Nationalism & Birth of a State

After the formation of Pakistan, West Pakistanis, using religion as their shield, started racial and cultural repression on the Bengali nation, leading to a sense of realization among the young generations. Later, the whole nation became united to attain their freedom and political rights amid unlimited economic repression by the military junta....

Four principles of Bangladesh: Democracy leads to the idea of national identity

Since the partition, there was no general election in United Pakistan in 23 years till 1970. It was a matter of utter surprise that from 1947 to 1956 the Pakistan state was governed by the Government of India Act as framed by the British. Due to autocratic rule, it was not possible to introduce a constitution in the two decades of the emergence ...