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 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...

Bangabandhu's 'Speech of 7th March' defends universal values, freedom: UNESCO DG

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay today said the historic March 7 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman defended universal values, freedom, human rights and dignity. ” . . . it (March 7 speech) defended universal values, freedom, human rights, dignity, progress in education, culture and sciences,” she...