Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh Independence
The 16th December, the glorious day when the Pakistan army led by General A.A.K. Niazi along with 93,000 soldiers lay down their arms and surrendered to the Indian and Bangladeshi forces. Bangladesh has reached its 50th day, as Bangladesh won its freedom on December 16, 1971.
The victory came at a huge cost of millions of lives lost. Millions of people lost their homes and became refugees. The country’s journey throughout these 50 years has been far from easy. It has gone through immense struggle- be it famines, floods, autocracy and our ever present problem of corruption.
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But no one can deny Bangladesh’s place as a nation today, a country brimming with potential, a nation full of opportunities, beginning with its graduation from a LDC to a middle-income economy, followed by fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
In the last decade, with its progress signified by various indicators, including economic growth, poverty reduction and women’s empowerment. Bangladesh’s goal now is to reach the status of a developed country. Bangladesh’s red and green flag is now up space with the launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1.
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The government has also completed mega infrastructure projects such as the Padma Bridge with its funds. Since we are celebrating the golden jubilee so let us try to build unity, love and peace among the people of our country.