The news came on October 30 this year. Irina Bokova, director of UNESCO announced the decision at the Unesco headquarters in Paris.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman widely known as the father of the nation and most respectable Bangladeshi leader issued this speech before two millions of people on 7th March 1971 at Racecourse Maydan now known as Suhrawardy Udyan.
The speech was delivered amid high tension between two Pakistans, East and West to organize and invigorate the freedom-loving people to fight against West Pakistani juntas.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Historic 7th March Speech Video
Abarer songram amader muktir songram, Abarer songram amader sadhinatar songram [this movement is for our emancipation, for our freedom] Bangabandhu declares in a firm voice before thousands of people.
He also calls upon to get prepared for the decisive struggle required to snatch independent from West Pakistanis. He says turn every house into a fort, counterattack your enemies however you can, and having learned the meaning of sacrifice, we shall contribute more blood. With the mercy of Almighty, we’ll be able to free our land from the exploiters. This inspiring and watershed speech of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman energize people that day and lead to ultimate sacrifice and to fight diehard for a new nation except for few anti-liberation entities.
Liberation War of Bangladesh began 18 days after, and that was the very consequence of the speech. Here the significance of the speech lies.
On 30th October this year, after a long study of this speech UNESCO includes it in the “Memory of the World Heritage”.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a few years later of independent war conferred as the “Bangabandhu” at a public gather for his dynamic leadership and contribution in the birth of a new nation—Bangladesh.