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 death, he spoke for, and worked towards, the development and advancement of Bangla language, and the right of the Bangla speaking people. To date, literature in the form of articles, novels and books have failed to adequately depict Bangabandhu’s contributions to the Language Movement. In some instance, his role has been downplayed. Keeping those in mind, this article attempts to portray the real extent of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s role in the Language Movement.

Three Years of Development by Awami League Government

 

Development and democracy are complementary to each other. The general election on 5 January, 2014 was an important and unique milestone of the country for sustainability of the Constitution and democratic process.

16 December Victory Day: Minds Without Fear, Heads Held High

 

Today is National Victory Day. The 45th anniversary of victory earned through sacrifice of enormous bloodshed. The day of emergence of Bangladesh as an independent sovereign state to this world.

Bangabandhu’s homecoming day: “A journey from Darkness to Light”

Liberty was in the air. The chant of “Joy Bangla”, in bold voices, reverberated at Tejgaon old airport and its surrounding areas on a chilly afternoon of January 10, 1972.

 

14 December, the Martyred Intellectuals’ day. The day we lost the best children of the soil. The most grieved day of the Bangali nation. On this day on 1971, when the final victory of the War of Liberation was sure to happen, at that very moment the attacking Pakistani forces and their collaborators – the Razakars, Al Badr, Al Shams forces abducted the best and most talented intellectuals of the nation - all the academics, researchers, physicians, engineers, journalists, poets and writers were kidnapped, blind folded in the dark of night and then were killed brutally.

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