New York and New Jersey legislatures decided to celebrate the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence
Staff Reporter: The state legislatures, including the US Senate of New York and New Jersey, have passed a resolution calling for a celebration of Bangladesh’s golden jubilee of independence. The golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence will be celebrated on March 26.
When New York State Senator John Lou raised the proposal in the State Senate, March 26 was included in the New York State calendar as Bangladesh Independence Day. From now on, New York State will celebrate this day as the Independence Day of Bangladesh. Over the years, several proposals for the day have been passed in Albany, the capital of New York, but nothing has happened. However, this is the first time the day has been included in the Senate as a law, sources said.
Many more, including the Muktadhara Foundation in New York, are known to claim the credit. In Albany, the capital of New York, a late man from the Bronx was the claimant to pass the resolution at the council that day. Many are now claiming the credit after he was stabbed to death a few years ago. The resolution adopted this year states that Bangladesh became independent in 1971 in exchange for the sacrifices of 3 million martyrs.
Senator John Lu noted that Bangladeshi-Americans in New York continue to play an important role as an integral part of socio-economic and cultural life. By helping Bangladeshi Americans celebrate their Golden Jubilee, New York State will bring them closer to other ethnic groups.
Earlier, the legislature declared September 25 as ‘Bangladeshi Immigrant Day’ or ‘Bangladeshi Immigrant Day’. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed the UN General Assembly in Bengal for the first time on 25 September 1974.
In this regard, the resolution passed jointly in the New Jersey State Senate and State Assembly on the occasion of Mujib Year and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence has congratulated the Bangladeshi-Americans and the people of Bangladesh. At the same time, the resolution paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, for his prudent leadership in giving freedom to the Bengali nation and for leading the newly independent country on the path of prosperity.