The Independence Day of Bangladesh is an annual event and national holiday, taking place on 26th March. The Bangladeshi nation unites to commemorate the country’s declaration of independence from Pakistan in the late hours of 25 March 1971.
On the evening of 25th 1971, the Pakistani Army committed mass genocide on unarmed civilian Bengalis under the name of “Operation Searchlight”. On the 26th of March, Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan was declared by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, instigating the ensuing nine month long war of liberation from the oppressing Pakistani forces. The Independence Day of Bangladesh is a memorial to honour the deaths of over 3 million civilians and freedom fighters who died in the Bangladesh Liberation War..
Independence Day in Bangladesh is marked with parades, political speeches, fairs, concerts, and ceremonies. TV and radio stations broadcast special programmes and patriotic songs. A thirty one gun salute is generally held in the morning and the main streets of cities and towns are decorated with national flags.
The day holds great importance to the population of Bangladesh and is observed by the nation with the greatest respect, with remembrance ceremonies being held at the nation’s memorials.
Denim Expert Ltd. organize various programmes for the day to express their gratitude to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Bangladesh. A remembrance rally is held in the morning attended by employees from the company, who then conduct a solemn procession to the memorial at the Karnaphuli EPZ main gate. The group then lay flowers and wreaths at the foot of the memorial to show love and respect for the martyred heroes. The group remain standing silently in remembrance, and offer prayers for the salvation of the souls of the fallen martyrs and for the future of the Bangladesh nation.