7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
7th March Speech is regarded as the historical speech in Bangladesh. This historical speech was delivered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March, 1971 at Ramna Race Course Maydan in Dhaka. About 2 millions of people were prese nt there. Bangabandhu delivered the speech during the period of rising tensions between East Pakistan and the political an d military establishment of West Pakistan.
In his speech, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman proclaimed: “This time the struggle is for our freedom, This time the struggle is for our independence.” The speech inspired the Bangalees to prepare for a war of ind ependence. He called upon all Bangalees of then East Pakistan to launch a significant struggle against the Pakistani occupa tion forces. He also indicated for for taking all-out preparations for the War of Liberation.
However, the speech has effec tively declared the independence of Bangladesh. The speech of 7th March inspired the whole nation to take part in liberati on war and free our country from the enemy.
This speech touched the soul of every Bangladeshi and even after 1971 it has en couraged and guided us to build up our nation. Really, it was an eye-opening declaration for the us. It’s a matter of grea t pride for us that UNESCO has recogniz ed the speech and so the whole world will know about the historic speech now.