Today is the historic ‘Homecoming Day’ of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I along with grateful nation recall with deep respect the great leader on this very auspicious day.
On this day of 1972, the architect of independent Bangladesh and father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led our war of liberation and struggled for independence, returned to sovereign homeland after being freed from Pakistani prison. With the return of the great leader, who faced deadly challenges of life for his brave leadership in various struggles for the country’s independence and who cherished the dream of sovereign Bangladesh for his whole life, the people from all walks of life were overwhelmed with endless joy and enthusiasm. Returning from the gallows, on this day, Bangabandhu, the undisputed leader of Bengal uttered with emotion at the then Race Course Maidan that his lifelong dream had become true. Bangladesh emereged as a free and sovereign state. The independence let not is spoiled till the last Bangalee remained alive.
I believe our independence and sovereignty would remain ever constant as long as we will stay with the ideal of Bangbandhu. On that day our great leader urged all to build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ (Golden Bengal). I am confident that we shall be able to materialise the dream of Bangabandhu by rendering our collective efforts imbued with the spirit of patriotism.
I call upon all, irrespective of party affiliation, to work unitedly to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh.
Khoda Hafez, May Bangladesh Live Forever.