Bangabandhu’s 104th birth anniversary

Country should be turned into “Sonar Bangla”

Published : 16 Mar 2024 10:11 PM

On the occasion of the 104th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, we pay our deep homage and glowing tributes to this great leader. March 17 is also being observed as the National Children’s Day today.

Therefore, the grateful nation today (Sunday) pays rich tributes to the greatest Bangali of all time, the architect of sovereign and independent Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner. On this day in 1920, a child, who was born in on illustrious Muslim family at Tungipara village of the then Gopalganj sub-division, now district, at the age of fifty gave us the independence and the ‘address of our self-identity’.

On his 104th Birth Anniversary, we recall remember Bangabandhu with deep gratitude under whose undisputed leadership we have earned our coveted independence on December 16 in 1971. Since his childhood miseries of the  common man touched his tender heart and he decided to bring smile on their faces at all costs. 

He always fought for the soil and people of the country until his death. Sheikh Mujib overcame thousands of storms and brought freedom which had bee the dream of the Bengalis for thousands of years. 

Through his dynamic leadership, Bangabandhu had organised the Bangali nation to fight against exploitation and repression by the Pakistani rulers. The movement culminated in independent Bangladesh through the nine-month Liberation War in 1971. 

Bangla, Bangladesh and 

Bangabandhu emerged as

 a single and identical symbol

 to the people of Bangladesh

The charismatic leadership and personality of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had brought the whole nation under one umbrella. As a result of which we got the independence and sovereign Bangladesh, and the Bangali nationalism flourished. 

Bangla, Bangladesh and Bangabandhu emerged as a single and identical symbol to the people of Bangladesh. Sheikh Mujib was not only a leader of the Bangalis but also a leader of all oppressed people of the world and I7th March is a memorable day in the history of the Bengali nation. 

Sheikh Mujib alias Khoka (boy) was the third among four daughters and two sons of his parents – Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun. And the rest is history.

Nobody could think that this boy Khoka would become the architect of independent Bangladesh and the greatest Bangali of all times as well. The nation has already celebrated two rare historic events—Bangabandhu’s Birth Centenary and the Golden Jubilee of 1971 Independence.

Since Bangabandhu’s student life at Gopalganj Missionary School his public life started as a protester against any sort of misrule, repression and oppression. He struggled throughout his life in a bid to achieve people’s economic emancipation and to end economic disparity. On the fateful dawn of August 15 in 1975 the Bangabandhu along with most of his family members were brutally assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers at his residence at Dhanmondi, Road No 32 in the capital Dhaka. 

We are a very fortunate nation to have a charismatic and iconic leader like Bangabandhu, who awakened the Bangalis and unite a them irrespective of caste, creed and religion to prepare for the ultimate War of Independence.

Being imbued with the ideals of the Bangabandhu our young generation must contribute to nation-building in days to come. Being imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War, we all will have to work hard to complete the unfinished tasks of the Father of the Nation and turn the country into a “Sonar Bangla”.