Bangabandhu and the declaration of independence

Introduction: The controversy over independence declaration The unhealthy controversy over the declaration of Bangladesh independence is still nagging the nation about four decades after the War of Independence in 1971. We have grown weary of listening to the parade of the same old debate on Mujib- Zia dichotomy, especially on the independence ...

The Long Road to Freedom

Pranab Kumar Panday: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's name is honoured with magnificent titles, such as "Father of the Nation" and "Bangabandhu". This is not amazing, considering his tremendous contribution to the creation of Bangladesh and the people. Now one may wonder why he sacrificed his life for the people of the country. The only answer is that h...

The birth of a history

Pranab Kumar Panday: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh, was born on 17 March, 1920. This day is a red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. The significance of Bangabandhu's birthday is immense in our history, as without his birth the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent state would not have been ...

A shepherd king born on this planet

Anwar A Khan:   "Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts.  It is about one life influencing another"    ---  John C Maxwell Ninety-nine years back, a shepherd king was born on 17 March 1920 in a remote hamlet of Gopalganj District, Bangladesh as Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He showed the potential ...

A shepherd king born on this planet

Anwar A Khan:   "Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts.  It is about one life influencing another"    ---  John C Maxwell Ninety-nine years back, a shepherd king was born on 17 March 1920 in a remote hamlet of Gopalganj District, Bangladesh as Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He showed the potential ...

Bangabandhu: From the earth to the stars

P R Biswas: Most of the global leaders were influenced by their mothers. In the life of US President Franklin D Roosevelt, his mother helped him to take crucial decisions. But Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's early life was influenced by his father, whose two traits of character he regarded as exemplary: honesty and fore...

The birth of a history: Pranab Kumar Panday

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh, was born on 17 March, 1920. This day is a red letter day in the history of Bangladesh. The significance of Bangabandhu's birthday is immense in our history, as without his birth the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent state would not have been possible, at least in ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu on his 99th Birthday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman heralding the nationwide programmes on the occasion of the 99th birthday of the great leader. The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at historic 32 Dh...

Language Movement and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a special contribution to the Language Movement. A lifelong supporter of the mother language, he dedicated his services to acquiring the due recognition of Bangla language in the initial phase of the Language Movement in 1947 and later on as a lawmaker and as the President. Till his deat...