Celebrating Bangladesh
The nation is celebrating the 47th Victory Day, marking Bangladesh’s emergence as an independent country after a bloody nine-month war against the Pakistan occupation forces. Bangladeshis are marking the day with various programmes and paying respects to the millions of people who sacrificed their lives and honour for the cause of an independent country after over two decades of West Pakistani rule. The Liberation War ended on this day in 1971 when Pakistani Army Commander Lt Gen Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi and 93,000 troops surrendered to Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora, commander of the joint forces of the Indian military and the Mukti Bahini.The Pakistan Army surrendered at Ramna Race Course in Dhaka, the site of the public speech by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7, 1971, that inspired millions of Bangalis to take up arms and start the fight for freedom. Unesco’s recognition of Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech as part of the world’s documentary heritage and including it in the Memory of the World International Register has made this year’s celebrations more special.
Detalles del libro
  • Clasificación: DS 393.8 C45
  • Editorial: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Año: 2009
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