50th Independence Day of Bangladesh today
Bangladesh is observing its 50th Independence Day on Thursday.
But this year, the government cancelled all programmes of the day as the country is fighting to contain the transmission of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh's independence following the crackdown on unarmed Bangalees on the midnight of March 25 by Pakistani occupation forces.
After a nine-month War of Liberation with the supreme sacrifices of three million people and the honour of 200,000 women, Bangladesh finally achieved its independence on December 16, 1971.