Month of independence begins today

The month of independence started today in Bangladesh giving a heartbreaking reminder of the genocide that the Pakistani occupation forces carried out in the country from March to mid-December in 1971, reports BSS.

The month of March is very significant in the country’s history as Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman announced the country’s independence in the early hours of March 26 in 1971.

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The nation will observe the golden jubilee of independence this year by paying glowing tributes to the liberation war martyrs whose supreme sacrifices made Bangladesh a sovereign state through the nine-month Liberation War that began on March 26, 1971.

The month also made the nation proud for the historic 7th March speech of Bangabandhu, which has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as part of the world’s documentary heritage.

Architect of independent Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on March 17, 1920, at Tungipara in Gopalganj.

Earlier, the government has announced Mujib Barsho for a yearlong celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu from March 17, 2020, to March 26, 2021.

Later, the government decided to extend the Mujib Barsho till December 16, 2021, as the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic forced to cancel of many programs during the previously announced timeframe. This year the nation is going to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence when the country got the final recommendation for Bangladesh’s transition to a developing country — from the least-developed country status on February 27 last.

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