Bangla in UNGA: Continuation of legacy from father to daughter

September 25 is a glorious day in the history of the Bengali nation and the Bangla language as Bangabandhu addressed the UN General Assembly in Bangla for the first time on the day in 1974. Terming the day significant, prime minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday shared a video of Bangabandhu’s UNGA speech, the ...

Sheikh Hasina: The Pioneer of Progress

The greatest Bengali, who led the nation for freedom from the thousand-years-chain of subordination, was none but Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He finally declared independence on March 26 in 1971, following the two-long decades of struggles for freedom. The Bengali nation leapt into the war at the risk of their lives. The whole 55,000 squa...

A brief history of Bangladesh through Sheikh Rehana’s eyes

Tonmoy Ahmed: As she turns 66 on Monday, Sheikh Rehana looks back at a life with a Shakespearian ending: “All’s Well That Ends Well.” When her father the great Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was gunned down with almost the whole family, the teenage Rehana wished she had died. “How could I live with so much pain!&rdq...

Gratitude to Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh

M Nazrul Islam: When I arrived in Europe in political exile more than three decades ago, I felt quite isolated. In the early days in a new country that would be considered normal. But my emptiness was accentuated when I saw many people like me searching for their country's identity. When I would come across new people on the streets they wanted...

Bangabandhu's Brutal Assassination Stigmatized the Nation

Hiren Pandit: There was a conspiracy against him, Bangabandhu knew it. But the people of the country are conspiring to assassinate him-it seems Bangabandhu could not have imagined. At the Commonwealth Summit in Jamaica, the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, stood up where Bangabandhu was sitting and said, 'Sheikh Saheb, we have alarm...

Discussion program "Love, Peace & Freedom: The philosophy of Bangabandhu" to celebrate the journey of Bangladesh

A unique discussion program "Love, Peace & Freedom; The Philosophy of Bangabandhu" is going to be held on Bangabandhu's odyssey towards the independence of Bangladesh. The program would usher a rare opportunity, especially for the digital generation, to travel the pathway of Bangabandhu’s journey towards our liberation war and nat...

Media Friendly Bangabandhu

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu was born in a remote river-shaded village of Tungipara in Gopalganj. He was the main attraction of the Bengali nation since 1947. The history of the liberation of the Bengali nation has revolved around him. The communication strategy has played an important role in the way in which the young Sheikh Mujib Mujibur Rahman...

Bangabandhu’s inclusive approach might have resulted in a better status and quality of financial inclusion

Dr. Shah Md Ahsan Habib: 'Financial Inclusion' is a crucial prerequisite for 'Inclusive Development'. In recent years, Mobile financial services (MFS) have made a significant impact on increasing the number of banking users Specifically, MFS facilitated by Bkash, Rocket, Nagad have been playing remarkable roles in promoting payment inclusion. ...

Bangabandhu: Oratory on Olympian heights

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Oratory was one of the finest traits in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Few have been the men, the figures who have earned places in the historical pantheon, who have equalled his ability to move the masses with the power of words. And for Bangabandhu, the power of words came on the sure strength of logic, in his belief th...

Nation pays homage to the martyrs of 15th August

Different government, semi-government, autonomous bodies, socio-cultural and voluntary organisations and educational institutions observed the National Mourning Day and the 46th martyrdom anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman paying glowing homage to him. The Ministry of Law, Ministry of Land, Ministry of Shi...

Bangabandhu and Visions of Bangladesh

Prof Amartya Sen: I am thrilled that I have been given the opportunity of remembering him during the celebrations of the centenary of his birth. Other than paying tribute to this wonderful human being and the great leader that he was, I want to say a few words on why his ideas remain so very important today. Bangabandhu has been taken from us, ...

All that Bangabandhu imagined

SM Nazmus Sakib: “To build a Golden Bengal, we need Golden People. Bangladesh is plagued by exploitation, oppression, and looting. To solve these problems and to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh, the people need to work hard to increase production,” said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on December 15, 1974. The emergence o...

Our Bangabandhu moments . . .

Syed Badrul Ahsan: There are the Bangabandhu moments that are part of Bangladesh’s history. As we recall the Father of the Nation on the anniversary of his assassination forty six years ago, we remember too some of the defining moments in his career. He was only 55 when his life was brought to a brutal end, but in that brief span of exist...

A Shameful & Black Chapter in Bangladesh's History

Hiren Pandit: The most disgraceful tragedy in the history of Bangladesh was the cruellest assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, architect of Bangladesh, father of the nation, the charismatic leader of the liberation war. Bangabandhu struggled throughout his life for his people and made them united to throw out the restraints of Pa...

Col. Faruq and Rashid confirmed Zia's involvement in the massacre of 15th August: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the perpetrators behind the conspiracy in assassinating Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would be unmasked one day. Addressing a programme virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence, Sheikh Hasina also renewed her vow to materialise Bangabandhu’s unfinished dream of build...

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...