First Bangladeshi Flag Unfurled In Kolkata At 1971


Special Report: Long before the historic day of December, the flag of the Pakistani Embassy had fallen. Kolkata did not believe in first. But the message spread quickly.

Bangabandhu Mujibur Rahman declared independence on 26th March 1971. Since then, the protest started in East Pakistan. At the same time, the first Bangladesh temporary government took oath in the village of Baidyanathtala of Meherpur district, near the border of India. This government took oath on 17 April 1971. It is well known as Mujibnagar Sarkar. This government was formed to manage the liberation war.

The next day on April 18th. A strange incident that happened on that day. The incident is written in the BBC report. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar sarani is located in Park Circus. There situated Bangladesh Deputy High Commission embassy. Earlier it was the Pakistani Deputy Embassy. The head of mission of the Deputy Embassy of Pakistan, M. Hussein Ali left the Pakistani flag with the rest of the diplomats and staffs. The flag of independent Bangladesh is hoisted.

The BBC reports that the Bangladesh country’s first flag was flown out in outside country. Another emotion in Kolkata engulfed that day. ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ written by Rabindranath played at the embassy. The song is the national anthem of Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh government recognizes the contribution of Indian army and West Bengal in the war of liberation.