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After a glorious victory in the 70’s General Elections, an Awami League meeting was held at the Race Course Maidan (Suhrawardy Udyan). All the 419 Awami League members from the national and provincial council took oath at the meeting with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman conducting the oath-taking ceremony. He assured the ocean of people gathered there, that the constitution will be based on the 6-Point demand and none can stop it. (January 3, 1971)
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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered an important speech at the Central Shaheed Minar on National Martyr’s Day, a month prior to the liberation war. In his speech, he appealed to every Bengali to start preparing for their endeavor towards independence. (February 21, 1971)
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Embodying the Bengali’s spirit of freedom, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered his iconic speech at the Race Course Maidan (Suhrawardy Udyan). He called on his fellow countrymen to start preparing to fight for independence by declaring, “The struggle, this time is for freedom, the struggle this time is for independence”. The 19 minutes speech has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the world’s most important documentary heritage. (7 March, 1971)
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Preparing the Bengalis for a greater struggle, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called for a non-cooperation movement. Instead of Pakistan Day, this day was observed as the Resistance Day, instead of the Pakistani national flag, for the first time a Bangladeshi flag was flown all over the country. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with the break of dawn raised the flag of independent Bangladesh at his Dhanmondi residence. There, in a short speech he declared, “The struggle will continue until 7 crore people attains freedom.” (March 23, 1971)
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At midnight, on March 25, 1971, moments before the Pakistani army launched the heinous ‘Operation Searchlight’, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the Independence of Bangladesh. He was arrested in the early hours of March 26 that very night as the entire world heard the news of Pakistan’s atrocities and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s declaration of an independent Bangladesh. (March 26,1971)
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Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, returned to his homeland after a 9-month long imprisonment at a Pakistani jail. He stopped over at London and New Delhi on his journey back. In New Delhi, he was graciously welcomed by the Indian citizens and its leaders. In response, he expressed gratitude to India for their support in the liberation war. In the welcoming ceremony he said, “I believe in secularism, I believe in democracy and I believe in socialism.” (January 10, 1972)
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The architect of independent Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman finally returned to his free and liberated homeland after a 9-month imprisonment in Pakistan. On that day, the entire nation honored the homecoming of the greatest leader of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was back amidst his beloved people, immersed with emotions he delivered a soulful speech, “The land I love, the people I infinitely love and the race I belong to; I almost thought I’ll never return to my loving homeland. I have returned today to my brothers, sisters and mothers. My Bangladesh is liberated, Bangladesh is now independent!” (January 10, 1972)
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After Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was officially appointed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, he went on an official visit to India. At the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, he thanked the Prime Minister of India and millions of the Indian citizens for their support and help in the War of Liberation. (March 6, 1972)
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As the liberation war ended, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called on the freedom fighters to submit their weapons in order to maintain peace and security in the newly independent nation. In response, thousands of freedom fighters came to Dhaka Stadium to handover their weapons. Proud and equally emotional Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his speech at the event said, “I could sacrifice and ignore everything but your love is the one thing I could never ignore.” (1972)
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To achieve international assistance and support for the newly independent Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman attended the 4th NAM conference in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. There, he attended a secondary meeting with Badshah Faisal, President Tito, President Anwar Sadat, President Edi Amin, President Muammar Gaddafi and many more. In his historical speech at the meeting he said, “The world is now divided into two, the oppressors and the oppressed, I’m with the oppressed.” (September 6, 1973) To achieve international assistance and support for the newly independent Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman attended the 4th NAM conference in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. There, he attended a secondary meeting with Badshah Faisal, President Tito, President Anwar Sadat, President Edi Amin, President Muammar Gaddafi and many more. In his historical speech at the meeting he said, “The world is now divided into two, the oppressors and the oppressed, I’m with the oppressed.” (September 6, 1973)
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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for the first time ever, delivered a speech in Bangla at the 29th General Assembly of the United Nations. In his remarkable speech he said, “Only those countries who has earned freedom after long years of struggles and sacrifices have strong will and strength of mind, Remember Presidents, my Bengalis can endure sufferings but will not die. In the challenge to survive, the will of my people is my greatest strength.” (25 September 1974)
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At the inauguration ceremony of a military academy in the recently independent Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman put forth his valuable words addressing the army, “No nation can grow without discipline.” (11 January 1975)
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In a speech addressed towards the government officials, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman reminds them that a country is governed by the revenue earned by farmers-daily labors and all officials. Thus, they are the owners of the country who must dedicate themselves and provide service for the betterment of the nation.” (January 25, 1975)