Historic March 7 being celebrated in Bagerhat

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Md. Kamruzzaman Khan Picklu, Chitalmari, Bagerhat:

The historic March 7 is being celebrated in Chitalmari of Bagerhat through various programs with due respect at the initiative of Upazila Awami League and allied fraternal organizations.

To mark the day, the Upazila Awami League on Sunday (March 7) at 9 am at the Upazila Awami League office hoisting national and party flags, paying homage to the portrait of Bangabandhu.

Among others Upazila Awami League President Md. Babul Hossain Khan, General Secretary Piyush Kanti Roy, Vice President Sheikh Bellal Hossain, Sheikh Nizam Uddin, Joint Secretary Sheikh Keramat Ali, Upazila Awami Juba League convener Md. Sheikh Nazrul Islam, Joint Convener Sheikh Mahatabuzzaman, Upazila Chhatra League President Md. Riajul Islam Riyad, General Secretary Robin Hira were present.

Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered his historic Speech in Dhaka on 7th March in 1971, which was included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2017 as Documentary Heritage.

“The Historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” was delivered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March, 1971 who led the people of Bangladesh to independence in 1971.

At that time when the Pakistani military rulers refused to transfer power to the Bengali nationalist leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose party Awami League gained majority in the National Assembly of Pakistan in the general election held in 1970.

The speech effectively declared the independence of Bangladesh. The speech constitutes a faithful documentation of how the failure of post-colonial nation-states to develop inclusive, democratic society alienates their population belonging to different ethnic, cultural, linguistic or religious groups.

The speech was extempore and there was no written script. However, the speech survived in the audio as well as AV versions.