On March 7 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered a speech of independence at the Race Course Maidan, now known as Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka.
The historic 7th March speech of the Father of the Nation has been included in the Memory of the World International Register, a list of world’s important documentary heritage maintained by Unesco.
The Director General of Unesco, Irina Bokova, announced the decision yesterday (October 30), at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris.
The Memory of the World International Register is a list of documents having global significance. The objective of creating the International Register is to ensure preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts of the world, reads a press release by Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued today.
“The world will now get to know more about our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and our glorious Liberation War”, said Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali.
The speech also served as the ultimate source of inspiration for the countless freedom fighters who had joined the Mukti Bahini.
Bangabandhu’s speech is played throughout Bangladesh during the various national occasions and continues to reverberate in hearts and minds of the people of the nation.
“Greatest News Ever” – There was nobody like Mujib, neither there’ll anybody ever again, He is the Father of our Nation.