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 ...

Bangabandhu’s Homecoming & Rise of Bengali Nation - An Integral Part of History

It was December 16 in 1971 when the Liberation War was over with the surrender of the Pakistani barbaric junta. The red-green flag filled the sky of Bengal. The Bengali nation, on one side, mourned the deaths of near and dear ones, on the other hand, was overwhelmed with the joy of freedom from chains. But yet, everyone was waiting for someone e...

We want to build a Bangladesh enriched with knowledge: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government wants to build developed Bangladesh enriched with knowledge and science maintaining global standard. "I want to tell one thing to our teachers and students standing at the Dhaka University that we want to build our country as developed enriched with knowledge and science," she said. The pr...

The False Narratives around Bangabandhu

Syed Badrul Ahsan: In independent Bangladesh, we have gone through a long process of distortion of history. Again, there have been attempts by people to give us sanitised and selective versions of history. And there have been individuals and quarters jumping into the discussion with falsifications of history. In these past few years, moves hav...

The Mournful Day

Sheikh Hasina: Road 32, Dhanmondi It was not dawn yet. Azan, the call for prayers from a faraway mosque was flowing through. All on a sudden sound of gunshots filled the air. Shots were being fired around a house on road 32 of Dhanmondi area in Dhaka. The house where the President of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

Bangladesh: The Paramount Achievement of Awami League 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 Liberation War.

Mujibnagar Government: First Milestone of 'Bangladesh'

April 17, Mujibnagar Day. On this day in 1971, the first Bangladesh government, widely known as the 'Mujibnagar government was formed by the elected leaders of Bangladesh as the rightful constitutional, logical, and realistic step forward toward the full realization of our dream of an independent country of our own.

March 25th: Darkest night in the history of Bangladesh

A black veil has just showed up over the history of mankind. It was the night of March 25, 1971. The roar of tanks broke the silence of the night. Millions of people in Bangladesh, then a province of Pakistan, woke up not to the chirping of birds but to the thudding sounds of bombs and bullets. That was the kickoff of one of the biggest genocide...

Bangabandhu Hints at the Declaration of Independence by Hoisting the Flag on March 23

According to the newspapers published on March 24, 1971, no Pakistani flag was seen anywhere except the President's Office, Governor's House and the cantonment under tight security on March 23. On Bangabandhu's orders, the flag of independent Bangla was officially hoisted at all government and non-government buildings and educational institution...

Bangabandhu…and the fragrance of roses

Syed Badrul Ahsan: I have seen him stride through the valley of roses, the fragrance reaching out to the hills and the valleys beyond. He laughed, and the laughter welled up from deep within him, as he embraced his peers, bantered with them. In his voice was resolution iron-clad, for he was the man of the future. On that soft summer evening, I ...

Introducing Bangabandhu to our children

Jainab Tabassum Banu Sonali: Children learn about historical facts and figures in many ways. When I was a school student, we could not reliably learn about Bangabandhu from textbooks. How the historical facts were conveyed through formal education depended on the political preferences of the ruling party of a period. We always found incomplete ...

What world leaders thought of Bangabandhu

Mahfuz Sadi: Pakistan was born after India was divided into two parts following the liberation from British rule. But the Bangalis of East Pakistan faced new exploitation by the ruling group of West Pakistan. At that time, the whole nation was led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Agartala Conspiracy Case was filed against him in 1968...

How was Bangabandhu’s birthday celebrated on March 17, 1975?

How was Bangabandhu’s birthday celebrated on March 17, 1975, before he was brutally assassinated 5 months later? A video posted on Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s verified Facebook profile shows how the country celebrated the Father of the Nation’s birthday that year. Along with the video, Sajeeb Wazed p...

No child will be deprived of education in Smart Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a smart population is needed to build a ‘Smart Bangladesh’, urging the children to be groomed properly with human qualities as today’s children will be the smart community of future Bangladesh. “I would like to tell the children that every child will have to engage in sports and phy...

The Essential Mujib

Dr. Rashid Askari: The world sometimes gives birth to individuals who change the course of history. They are great men. Shakespeare in his play Twelfth Night classifies great men into three categories, i.e. ‘some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them’. The architect of independent Banglades...

A tribute to Bangabandhu

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: On March 17, 1920, Banga­bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rah­man, later known as the Father of the Nation, was born into a prominent Muslim family in the village of Tungipara in the district of Gopalganj. In the annals of Bangladeshi history, this is a momentous day. His birth was a pivotal moment in Bangladesh's quest fo...

Bangabandhu Is the Man for Whom the Sun Shines

M Nazrul Islam: Today is March 17, birthday of the greatest Bengali of all time, who is the symbol of Bangalees’ self-identity. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on this day in 1920 in a sleepy village of Tungipara in Gopalganj. Therefore, March 17 is a historic day for us, and the month March is eventful in ...

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...

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...

Digital Bangladesh: From Fiery March to the World’s Wonder

Who could have ever thought that Bangladesh would share the realm in the space from the state of the bottomless basket? But it is now the reality that our Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is orbiting the earth as the 57th country in the world. It has made things possible to extend internet and satellite facilities, telemedicine, e-learning, e-banking and...