True spirit of Victory Day


48 years ago, today, we achieved our victory. As a token of being victorious, we got the best thing that ensured our rebirth as an independent sovereign state, our country. Yes, we lost countless brave souls, homes of our forefathers were burnt to cinders and so many sacrifices had to be made, but, that fire of devastation and turmoil forged the great nation of gold, Bangladesh.

And, since then, a fledgling Bangladesh has grown into a prosperous country to behold.

It is our solemn duty to remember those who lost their lives in the bloody chapter preceding our victory, when we finally triumphed over our tyrannical Pakistani oppressors to establish a new democratic country.

How we have struggled and strived, bled sweat and tears to get here! Once where there was famine and starvation, now there is wealth and prosperity.

We have also spent more than two years where we had to feed and take care of more than a million Rohingyas, which we did with great composure.


With 48 years behind us, we have grown collectively 

as a sovereign state and become a role model for many

 countries around the world. As we remember

 our fallen heroes, and the vision they had for our country,

 and following the way they faced the challenge of 

fighting for our independence head on, we too

 will face our challenges in a similar way, and do

 away with any evil that may be lurking in the country 

until now to create a better, stronger, and more peaceful nation.


Yes, there are challenges ahead, but if we keep in our hearts the true spirit of victory day and the values we so passionately fought for 48 years ago, we will surely succeed in the future.

Bangladesh, new as it is, young as we are, is a nation full of potential. If our victory in the nine-month Liberation War should have taught us anything, it is this: If we come together as a country, no one can stop us.

We suffered huge blows during the nine-month war in the form of killing our most enlightened souls for whom we pay our homage on the Martyred Intellectuals Day. But, we didn’t lose hope then, with each crisis we overcame we became stronger and more united. And, like the saying goes, you can break a single stick but you can’t break a bundle of it. 

And, now when the Pakistani government is criticized with its major flaws by the international community, we as Bangladeshis grow. We grow as individuals, we grow with the spirit of victory in our hearts and we grow as humble human beings with the fire of independence in our heart. 

Moving forward towards the new year, we must gear up for the challenges ahead. We have a multitude of problems which need solutions, and these solutions can only come through paying heed to the true spirit of our country’s history, one of democracy, secularism, and independence.

With 48 years behind us, we have grown collectively as a sovereign state and become a role model for many countries around the world. As we remember our fallen heroes, and the vision they had for our country, and following the way they faced the challenge of fighting for our independence head on, we too will face our challenges in a similar way, and do away with any evil that may be lurking in the country until now to create a better, stronger, and more peaceful nation.