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Google Doodle celebrates Bangladesh's Independence Day

  • Published at 08:58 am March 26th, 2021
Google doodle Independence Day Bangladesh
A screenshot taken from Google — celebrating the 50 years of Bangladesh's independence

Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of its independence, coinciding with the grand celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu

The world's most-used internet search engine Google has created a doodle marking the Independence Day of Bangladesh.

The doodle, featuring the Bangladeshi flag, has been seen above the search box on the homepage of Google since early Friday.

"The green of the nation's flag represents the bountiful vegetation that covers much of the Bangladeshi landscape, as the red disk emblazoned on the green background symbolizes the rising sun that gives life to the Asian region of Bengal," according to Google.

Google first made a doodle in honour of Bangladesh's Independence Day in 2013, commemorating the 43rd Independence Day.

Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage since 1998, which is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

With due solemnity and festivity, Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of its independence, coinciding with the grand celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The day is a public holiday.

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Every year, March 26 brings the most tragic reminiscence of the history's blackest episode that heralded a nine-month bloody ordeal from the night of March 25, 1971, achieving the long-cherished independence on December 16 the same year at the cost of a sea of blood.

In the wake of the military crackdown, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who became the undisputed leader of the then Pakistan following the massive victory of his party, Awami League, in the 1970 general elections, declared the independence of Bangladesh through the then EPR (East Pakistan Rifles) wireless at 00-30 hours on March 26 (the night following March 25) in 1971 at his historic Road-32 residence at Dhanmondi.

The great leader also called upon the people to build up strong resistance against the Pakistani barbaric occupation forces.

The Pakistani military junta, in a bid to stop the legitimate movement of the Bangalis, arrested Bangabandhu on that night following his declaration of independence.

Later, Bangabandhu was taken to the then West Pakistan where he had to spend nine months in a dark condemned cell.

Bangabandhu wrote down the declaration of independence soon after the Pakistani army cracked down on the fateful night of March 25, 1971.