As the country recalls the decisive day in 1971 when the nation decisively moved towards freedom, 300,000 people will gather today at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar to attempt a world record for the most number of people singing a national anthem together.
It will be a fitting collective act of unity for Bangladesh’s 43rd Independence Day.
By far the greatest part of our population was born after 1971. It is an inspiring tribute to the generation that fought for independence that so many younger people will be singing in celebration of the land and freedom for which they gave so much inspiration and sacrifice.
The words of Amar Sonar Bangla are gentle and heartfelt in their love of the land and provide tremendous inspiration which transcends the generations.
We wish the participants well in their world record attempt. Their patriotic spirit is a reminder of the importance of Independence Day.
Although the nation has moved forward in many ways and Bangladesh’s people have achieved many accomplishments in the years since independence, we must always remember those men and women who led the country to freedom and sacrificed so much for independence.
We owe it to them to work towards building a better, fairer and more prosperous Bangladesh which exceeds the dreams of those who struggled in 1971. A land which does not just stand tall as an independent country, but which can be proud of the opportunities and future it provides for its people.
Source: Dhaka Tribune