16th December 1971 Victory Day of BANGLADESH
Today is the victorious day, glorious day of our Beautiful BANGLADESH.
In history of Bangladesh, once upon on this time 16th December 1971, Bangladesh achieving glorious victory. At those times, uncountable freedom fighters were sacrificing their valuable life by war 1971 as well as lots of people sacrifice their life. We remember them with respectfully. Our beautiful Bangladesh, our pride, our nation long lives.
In those nine months, three million of our citizens fell prey to the predatory instincts of the Pakistan occupation army and its local goon squads; two hundred thousand Bengali women were raped; hundreds of villages, cities were burnt and, indeed, an entire country was put to the torch.
A thousand miles away, the Father of Bangladeshi Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in solitary confinement, was on secret trial before a military tribunal set up by the junta. In Mujibnagar, a brave political leadership comprising a quartet of Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman, devised battlefield and political strategy toward the attainment of freedom.
Thousands of young men from our villages and our towns had trooped off to join the Mukti Bahini, with many eventually sacrificing themselves in battle. Ten million Bangladeshi were refugees eked out a living in camps in India. At home, in internal exile, were sixty five million other Bangladeshis hoping and praying for liberty to dawn.
On December 16, 1971 the waiting came to an end. It had been a wait of nine months.
You could call it a wait of a lifetime. Our struggle drew the attention of the world. India under Indira Gandhi went out on a limb to make sure we emerged as a free nation; the Soviet Union ensured, at the United Nations Security Council, that all efforts to prevent Pakistan’s defeat in Bangladesh were nullified by the vetoes it cast on resolutions aimed at giving Islamabad a face-saving way out of the crisis.
পূর্ব দিগন্ত রাঙিয়ে উঠেছে ভোরের সূর্য ।
আজকের এ সূর্যোদয় অন্য সব দিনের মতো নয় ।
এ সূর্যোদয় গোটা বাঙালি জাতিকে মনে করিয়ে দিয়েছে
৪১ বছর আগের দিনটিকে ।
কোটি প্রাণে জেগেছে আনন্দের উল্লাস ।
আজ ১৬ ডিসেম্বর, বাঙালির বিজয়ের দিন ।
আজ চিরগৌরবের দিন ।