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12:00 AM, March 30, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 30, 2018

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Significance of March 26

March 26 is a historical and glorious day for all Bangladeshis as, on this day in 1971, a new history was created by declaring the independence of this country. Innocent Bengalis took up arms to fight against the injustice of the Pakistani junta who were perpetrating genocide. We are among those people of the world who have had to sacrifice a lot for liberation. Ultimately, we achieved liberty but at the cost of a sea of blood. On this glorious day, all of us should swear to shun self-destructive politics and work together to build a “Golden Bengal” that was envisioned during the time of the Liberation War.

Sayek Ahmed Sajib

Sharankhola, Bagerhat

 

 

No words remain to express condolences

The 50 lives lost in the tragic incident of the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on March12 marks what is undoubtedly the deadliest aviation accident in our history. No words remain to express condolences to the family members of the victims, who are passing excruciating moments. The loss of lives can never be compensated with a price and is an irreparable loss for both countries. The passengers who lost their lives included holidaymakers, young couples, and young Nepali students studying in Bangladesh to become doctors.

The most tragic scenario was that of those desperate to see a glimpse of their loved ones one last time. And so, the grief-stricken families broke down in tears when receiving the dead bodies of their loved ones at the army stadium. I am praying for the departed souls and expressing condolences to the grief-stricken families.

Abul Khaer

Govt Saadat College

Tangail

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