December, the Month of Victory begins today (Thursday). Our country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces on December 16 in 1971 after a nine-month-long bloodstained war. On December 16 in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the cost of supreme sacrifice of three million people and the honour of 200000 women.
The country celebrate the month through colourful programmes amid huge enthusiasm and festivity. The country has traversed a long and difficult path from new nationhood devastated by war, famine and conspiracies. Bangladesh has made massive progress despite distress and turmoil in its 51 years journey as an independent nation.
The country is moving forward
overcoming all barriers
On the eve of the 52 anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, we would like to say that we are proud to be a nation of ‘role model’ of development before the world now. Bangladesh has already celebrated the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and Golden Jubilee of country's Independence last year. Bangladesh’s emergence as one of Asia’s most prosperous and resilient nations under the visionary leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now lauded by world leaders. Bangladesh is now heading towards becoming a developed nation. However, an organised evil force comprising extreme communal groups incited by BNP-Jamaat has now become out to grab the state power through clandestine alleyways.
As part of the plot, some international forces which had acted against Bangladesh’s Liberation War have also been providing all-out support to the evil forces alongside extending all possible cooperation to make the country dysfunctional through creating anarchy. These elements are also taking assistance from abroad to implement their evil design. Keeping this in mind, the government will have to take adequate security measures as the Month of Victory begins.
The country is moving forward overcoming all barriers and we believe our nation would be built as a hunger and poverty free country. On the eve of Month of Victory, all must take a fresh oath to make the country a noncommunal one.