Breaking News
June 10, 2018 - PM for partnership with G7 nations on blue economy
June 10, 2018 - PM urges G7 leaders to take definite actions on Rohingya issue
June 10, 2018 - PM joins G7 Outreach Meeting
June 10, 2018 - BGMEA urges govt to review corporate tax, VAT
June 10, 2018 - Mild heat wave sweeping over country’s southern parts
June 10, 2018 - Vigilance teams working for smooth Eid journey: Quader
June 10, 2018 - Each person consumes 62.58gm fish compared to 60 gm in policy
June 8, 2018 - Duty imposed on polythene to promote use of jute bags
June 8, 2018 - Muhith unveils Tk 4,64,573cr budget for FY19 setting 7.8pc growth target
June 5, 2018 - Bangladesh’s democracy, economy now strong: PM
June 5, 2018 - Muhith to place budget at Jatiya Sangsad Thursday
June 5, 2018 - President, PM for proper management of plastic waste
May 24, 2018 - Advance rail tickets from June 1: Muzibul Hoque
May 24, 2018 - Widow allowance to be introduced in Dhaka soon: Menon
May 24, 2018 - Yeafesh for utilizing opportunities in scientific researches
May 21, 2018 - Amu asks BSTI to strengthen anti-adulteration drive in Ramadan
May 21, 2018 - Govt to build 1.28 crore skilled workforce by 2030
May 21, 2018 - ACC plans sudden drive to check bribery during Ramadan
May 19, 2018 - Mobile phone sets worth Tk 2.9 crore seized
May 19, 2018 - President to host iftar for ulema, FFs, orphans tomorrow
May 19, 2018 - Investigation on journalist incidents underway: Kamal
May 17, 2018 - Country’s people to reject BNP in next general election: Quader
May 17, 2018 - Ridiculing physically challenged violates law: Info Ministry
May 17, 2018 - Ant-liberation forces in public jobs to be identified: Shajahan Khan
May 16, 2018 - Imran Ahmed FCA, Chief Operating Officer of NRB Bank Limited and Kelly Lewis, General Manager of Amari Dhaka, exchanging an agreement signing documents at the hotel in the city recently. Under the deal, Credit Cardholders of the bank will be privileged with Buy 1 Get 1 Free iftar dinner buffet during Ramzan whereas Credit Cardholders will enjoy 2 Iftar Dinner buffet at the cost of one. Senior officials from both the organizations were also present.
May 16, 2018 - Md Enamul Kabir Khan, Chairman of Khan Brothers Equi-Build Ltd, a sister concern of Khan Brothers Group and Roger S Che, Director (Asia Region) of SIGMA Elevator Distributorship sign a MoU at a city hotel recently. State Minister for Labour & Manpower Employment Md Mujibul Haque Chunnu was present there as the chief guest, while Shamim Osman MP was present as the special guest.
May 16, 2018 - Md. Zakiullah Shahid, Chairman of Prime Insurance Company Limited, poses with the participants of a scholarship cheques handing ceremony who got GPA-5 (Golden) in their respective PSC/JSC/SSC/HSC/Dakhil/Alim/’O’ Level/’A’ level exams held in the year 2016 and 2017 held of the company head office in the city on Monday. Mohammodi Khanam, CEO of the company among others were present.
May 16, 2018 - Verdict of 2004 grenade attack soon: PM hopes
May 16, 2018 - PM slates Israel’s use of force in Palestine
May 16, 2018 - BNP spreading falsehood over KCC Polls: Nanak
PM thanks UNESCO for recognizing Bangabandhu’s 7th March address

PM thanks UNESCO for recognizing Bangabandhu’s 7th March address

DHAKA, Nov 1, 2017 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday extended her thanks to UNSECO for recognizing the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a world documentary heritage.

“The recognition is a great pride for Bangalee nation and Bangla language,” she said in a statement extending thanks to UNESCO, its Director General Irina Bokova and all other concerned.

The UNESCO announced Monday its decision to incorporate the historic speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered on March 7, 1971 in the Memory of the World International Resister.

She said Bangabandhu had tied in the same string the then political situation, Bengali nation’s emotion, dream and aspiration with his extraordinary oratory and political sagacity.

“The directives of the father of the Nation was the main mantra’ of the rock solid national unity during the heroic movement and armed struggle in 1971, the appeal of which is remained un-faded . . . it still inspirers the young generation and will continue to do so,” Sheikh Hasina said.

She said in the eyes of international political analysts, this particular speech was one of the greatest political speeches of the world as it inspired the Bangalee nation to snatch the victory jumping into the Liberation War.

Noted writer and historian Jacob F. Field included the speech in the book titled “We shall Fight on the Beaches: The Speeches that Inspired History” which was compiled with the world famous inspirational speeches of two thousand and five hundred years.

Inclusion of the speech in the UNESCO’s international register is an another milestone of the cherishment of the speech, which has already been translated in 12 languages, she said.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu delivered the speech on March 7, 1971 at the then Racecourse Ground in Dhaka taking into account the long historical struggle of the Bangalee nation.

His speech in a human sea, she said, was virtually the declaration of Bangladesh’s independence as Bangabandhu, in his fiery voice, called upon Bangalees to wage struggle against the Pakistani oppressors until the freedom was achieved.

“Ebarer sangram amader muktir sangram, ebarer sangram swadhinatar sangram (this struggle is for freedom, this struggle is for independence),” Bangabandhu declared in his roaring voice at the public meeting on March 7, 1971.

The premier in her thanksgiving statement referred to the independence struggle history.

She said since the 1947 creation of Pakistan on the basis of the two-nation theory, the then West Pakistani rulers began to show a step-motherly attitude towards the Bangalees launching a attack on language and culture alongside economic exploitation.

Pakistanis moved to make the Urdu as the state language instead of Bangla, mother language of the most of the people when “Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman first raised resistance against the unjustified actions of the Pakistanis, which led to a movement under his leadership for sovereignty of the nation”.

As a continuation of the language movement Bangalees, she said, took part in the election in 1954 under the banner of Jukta Front, waged movement in 1966 for an education policy, launched the movement for 6-point demand, took part in the mass upsurge in 1969 and exercised franchise in the general election in 1970.

“All these movements and the victory in the 1970 election culminated into a logical and decisive conclusion through achieving the national freedom,” Sheikh Hasina said.

Sheikh Hasina said the six-point appeared as the Bengalis charter of emancipation but the Pakistani military junta arrested Bangabandhu for furnishing the demand and implicated him in the Agartala Conspiracy Case confining him first at the Dhaka Central jail and then Dhaka Cantonment.

As the case proceedings began, she said, the Bengalis burst into protests sparking the 1969 mass upsurge forcing the junta to release Bangabandhu and a sequel of the upheaval the then military dictator Ayub Khan was ousted from power though another military tyrant Yahiya Khan replaced him.

Sheikh Hasina recalled that the situation had compelled the military rulers to hold the 1970 general elections and Awami League under Bangabandhu’s leadership secured the overwhelming victory but Pakistani rulers dilly dally policy to handover the power and launched afresh their repression against the nation.

Against the backdrop of the situation, she said, Bangabandhu called the public meeting on March 7, 1970 where he delivered the epoch making speech, when he vividly described the whole episode of Pakistani rulers’ oppression on Bangalees for 24 years.

“Necessity of the statehood of a nation and aspiration of the people was the core essence of the speech. Bangabandhu asked his people to be ready with anything he/she has to resist the enemy, she said.

The premier added: “At the final stage of the independence struggle (ahead of the beginning of the war) the speech united the whole nation against the colonial rule.”

Sheikh Hasina recalled that the military rulers of Bangladesh following assassination of Bangabandhu and BNP-Jamaat alliance imposed restriction on playing the speech in the state media “but they could not erase the speech from the heart of the people of the country”.

In the statement the Prime Minister paid her rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, her spouse Fazilatun Nesa and all her family members who embraced martyrdom on August 15, 1975.

She also paid her glowing tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War.

About author

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

AWARD

Reflection Team

বাংলা

স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

ভেঙে পড়ছে গ্রিসের অর্থনীতি। দুই মেয়াদে ক্ষমতায় এসেও সিপ্রাস সরকার চিত্রটা পাল্টাতে পারেনি। দিন দিন বাড়ছে বেকারত্ব। গোটা দেশটার আর্থ-সামাজিক…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery

Folder not found
wp-content/uploads/2012/02/