DHAKA: Today is 26 March, Our Great Independence and National Day.
On this very day, I pay profound reverence to the great leader of our War of Liberation, the architect of great independence, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who led his people from the front in various movements and struggles. With profound love and respect, I recall the supreme sacrifices made by our war heroes, the three million martyrs and two hundred thousand mothers and sisters. Pakistani Occupation Forces committed one of the worst genocide indiscriminately on 25 March, 1971 to make the Bengali Nation silence forever. Diabolical mass killing during Liberation War is a black chapter not only in the history of Bangladesh but also in the history of world humanity. Bangabandhu, the Architect of Bangladesh, declared the independence of Bangladesh at the early hour of 26 March in 1971. Bangladesh made its place in the world map as an independent and sovereign state with self-esteem through the nine-months long Liberation War.
Bangabandhu is the name of a legend who dreamt of a hunger and poverty-free, secular and prosperous country. Under the visionary leadership of his capable daughter Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the present government has been working relentlessly to transform Bangladesh into a developed country by 2041. Along with economic growth, Bangladesh has become a role model in poverty alleviation, women empowerment, combating climate change and curbing child mortality rate significantly.
I congratulate Bangladeshi Diaspora in every corner of the world which has been immensely contributing to our economic development and in brightening the image of Bangladesh. I also thank all the members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our Missions abroad who have been working with sustained dedication and commitment in achieving the goals of our foreign policy.
On this glorious day, being imbued with the spirit of our great Liberation War and with a view to building Bangabandhu’s dream of ‘Sonar Bangla- The Golden Bengal, let’s take a fresh vow to work from our respective positions and build a better Bangladesh for our future generations,
Joy Bangla, Joy Bangabandhu.
May Bangladesh Live Forever.
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