On this day, 52 years ago, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic speech at the erstwhile Ramna Race Course (currently Suhrawardy Udyan) gathered and geared up millions of Bangalis to prepare for the war of independence. The thunderous speech gave voice to the aspirations of a new nation in the world map that was out to prove its right to sovereignty.
The significance of the historic 7th March speech has had transcended the boundary of borders and time through its historical consequences and rhetoric appeals like the historical speech of Winston William Churchill or The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln or like Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream.” Also, the recognition of the historic 7th March speech as a world documentary heritage by UNESCO has added a new layer of global significance to it. The speech created a strong sense of mass-agitation amongst deceived people of the then East-Pakistan which had compelled them to break the chain of oppression. Yet this speech has been the epitome of valor and courage even after more than fifty years of our liberation. Also, it has been transcending to every aspect of our lives since the independence of the country.
The 7th March Speech delivered by the Father
of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
is a blazing and revolt poetry that had sowed the
kernel of freedom amid the people of Bangladesh
The 7th March Speech delivered by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a blazing and revolt poetry that had sowed the kernel of freedom amid the people of Bangladesh. Thus it gave the birth of a new nation in exchange for a sea of blood. While standing in front of a sea of people Bangabandhu, the poet of politics roared “Joy Bangla” with the liability of the whole nation on his shoulder, it had an instantly electrifying effect on them towards achieving a common purpose, freedom. The heartfelt demand of the mass people of Bangladesh was resounded by the epoch-making 7th March speech of the Father of the Nation. The killings, oppression, and torture of the Pakistani occupation forces on the Bengalees were pictured through his speech.
Bangabandhu's strong appeal with his arduous voice and examples from a history built his credibility and gained the trust of the mass people. Despite all the conflicts between erstwhile East and West Pakistan, Bangabandhu addressed the West Pakistanis as “brothers.” Those who sacrificed their lives became his “children.” Through such words, he touched the core of the heart of the people. The words from March 7 should never be forgotten. It is time once again to gratefully remember and pay homage to the great patriarch.