On 15 August, we mourn the loss of our founding father and charismatic leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. For most of us, he remains a figure larger than life we were not fortunate enough to have met or seen.
Mass graves and killing fields of Liberation War in Dhaka are hard to find now as they are almost lost owing to lack of efforts to preserve these sites where many martyrs were buried or thrown in the marshes, canals and rivers after being killed, or were burnt alive.
People all round are celebrating the 44th anniversary of victory, reaped through bloodshed of 3 million people and nine months of hardship. The day began with President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paying rich tributes to the National Mausoleum in memory of the martyrs.