The month of December is a beautiful time of the year. Every day while heading out for work there is a strong sense of patriotism in the air as I watch vendors selling various sized flags of Bangladesh. And as they walk with the pole holding the flags against the winter breeze, the sight of it gives me goosebumps every time. Add to that, the sound of fighter jets above doing their regular drill prior to the Victory Day parade—one cannot help but feel more proud to be a Bengali. But as proud citizens we must all come forward to assist the underprivileged on whom this piercing winter tends to take a toll, costing many their lives. What good is patriotism if we don’t look after our fellow citizens? The spirit of unity is what gave us this nation and it is exactly what we need to progress further.
Tasnim Shikder, by email