Unesco has recognised the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of the world's documentary heritage.
Director General of Unesco Irina Bokova disclosed the matter at its Headquarters in Paris on Monday.
The speech was included in the Memory of the World International Register, a list of the world’s important documentary heritage maintained by Unesco.
The Memory of the World International Register is a list of documents that was created to ensure preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts of the world.
A document has to bear immense significance and form part of documentary heritage of the world at large to be included in the registrar.
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"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 energised the entire nation and prepared the people for the forthcoming Liberation struggle.”
He said 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.
The International Advisory Committee during its meeting from October 24 to 27 recommended that the speech for inscription on the Memory of the World International Register.
The Memory of the World Register now includes a total of 427 documents and collection from all continents.