Revisiting Bangabandhu's Contribution at 50 Years of Independece

Pranab Kumar Panday: The birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an important event in the history of Bangladesh. Without his birth, the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent state would not have been possible in 1971. Due to his immense contribution to Bangladesh's creation, he has been an integral part of our history. Through the f...

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...

Development under Hasina’s leadership is the best honour for Bangabandhu: Sri Lankan PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has paid tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, describing him as a “person of principle” who dedicated his entire life for the people. Speaking at a programme to celebrate Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, the Sri Lankan pr...

Sheikh Rehana narrates tales of her father Bangabandhu's childhood

As the nation commemorated the 101st birth anniversary of its founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana captivated young minds with the tales of an ordinary boy, full of mischief yet unbridled compassion, who would grow up to become the greatest Bengali to ever live. In an event to mark the occasion ...

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Mujib Bhai to Bangabandhu

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Mujib Bhai to Bangabandhu

Bangabandhu, the greatest gift to humanity

Sharif Shahab Uddin: Bangladesh came into being as the Bangabandhu was born. The birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib was the demand of the age and the greatest gift for the people of Bangladesh and for the oppressed of the world as well. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib was a life-long crusader for the social, political and economic emancipation of the p...

Bangabandhu crop-field mosaic breaks Guinness World Records

The Guinness Book of World Records on Tuesday recognized the crop-field portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the largest in its field. AFM Bahauddin Nasim, joint general secretary of Awami League and also the conveyor of “Shasyachitre Bangabandhu Jatiya Parishad” confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune. He said that the r...

Bangabandhu was far ahead of his time: Ban Ki-moon

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a “rare” leader and was also “far ahead of his time” as a champion of human rights, social and economic equality and environment, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. He was recollecting his memory as he was a young South Korean diplomat in-charg...

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 not ...

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...

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

50 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...

BAKSAL: The Ultimate Move Towards Fulfilling Public Aspirations

Bangladesh achieved its much-awaited independence on December 16, 1971, after a nine-month Liberation War under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But many obstacles paved the development of the just-liberated country. The new-born nation just freed from the vicious chain had the cherished dream of leading a prosperous and dign...

Month of Independence Begins

The fiery March, month of independence, began today giving a heartbreaking reminder to the genocide that the Pakistani occupation forces carried out in the country from March to mid-December in 1971. The month of March is very significant in the country’s history as Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the count...

The work of largest crop field mosaic of Bangabandhu inaugurated

'Shasyachitre Bangabandhu Jatiya Parishad', a committee implementing the world's largest crop field mosaic (image) of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on Friday inaugurated the works of the crop field mosaic by Seedling paddy plants at Balenda village of Sherpur upazila in Bogura district. Awami League (AL) Joint General ...

BANGLADESH: Mujib's Road from Prison to Power

This article was the cover story of Tiem Magazine's January 17, 1972 edition. TO some Western observers, the scene stirred thoughts of Pontius Pilate deciding the fates of Jesus and Barabbas. "Do you want Mujib freed?" cried Pakistan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, at a rally of more than 100,000 supporters in Karachi. The crowd roared its assen...

‘A tumultuous and triumphal homecoming’

Shamsad Mortuza: On January 17, 1972, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was featured on the cover of Time magazine. The cover illustration used a yellow diagonal label that cuts across the magazine's iconic red title "TIME" to write: "Bangladesh: From Jail to Power". The image of a bold Sheikh Mujib donning a black prince coat with a splash of white collar...

10th of January: Realisation of the dream of independence

Pranab Kumar Panday: The 10th of January 1972 is a red-letter day in the history of Bangladesh as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the undisputed leader of the nation, returned to the sacred soil of the country after years of incarceration in Pakistani jail via London and New Delhi. Before his return to Bangladesh, he had been exposed to horr...

Bangabandhu’s Jan 10 speech has all guidelines to run an independent state: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Bangladesh Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu's January 10, 1972 speech has all the guidelines required to run an independent state. "The January 10, 1972 speech of Bangabandhu at the Racecourse Maidan on his return to the country from Pakistani captivity has all the required guidelines to run an indep...

Hefazat is playing the role of Jamaat-e-Islami: Sajeeb Wazed

By opposing Bangabandhu’s statue, pressure-group-turned-religious-extremists Hefazat-e Islam is playing the role the Jamaat-e-Islami did during the 1971 Liberation War, Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy has said. The ICT Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was describing the achievements in the 12 years of the Awami League government’s &ls...

Desperate attempts to ruin social harmony by false preaching in the name of Islam will not be tolerated - Obaidul Quader MP

A radical group is creating unnecessary debates over establishment of statues of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. These imaginary and baseless explanations are a challenge against the spirit of the Liberation War and the culture of Bangladesh. A group of religious fundamentalist group is spreading misinterpretation over th...