My Bengal of gold, I love you
Forever your skies,
your air set my heart in tune
as if it were a flute,
In Spring, Oh mother mine,
the fragrance from
your mango-groves makes me
wild with joy-
Ah, what a thrill!
In Autumn, Oh mother mine,
in the full-blossomed paddy fields,
I have seen spread
all over - sweet smiles!
Ah, what a beauty, what shades,
what an affection
and what a tenderness!
What a quilt have you spread
at the feet of banyan trees and
along the banks of rivers!
Oh mother mine,
words from your lips are like
Nectar to my ears!
Ah, what a thrill!
If sadness,
Oh mother mine,
casts a gloom on your face,
my eyes are filled with tears!

Original in Bangla by
Rabindranath Tagore
translated by
Professor Syed Ali Ahsan

  General Information  

The National Martyrs’ Memorial


Bangladesh is a unitary and sovereign republic known as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It emerged as an independent nation on 26th March, 1971. This region was under Muslim rule for five and half centuries, since the 13th century; under British rule for two centuries, since 1757AD; and remained a province of Pakistan between 1947 and 1971.

President Mr. Md Abdul Hamid is now the head of state, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the head of government.

The state language of Bangladesh is Bangla. The national anthem of Bangladesh comprises the first 10 lines of the song “Amar Sonar Bangla” by Rabindranath Tagore.


The emblem of the Republic is the flower Shapla (water lily, Nymphaea Nouchali) resting on the water, having on each side a sheaf of paddy surmounted between three connected leaves of jute, with two stars on each side of the leaves.

The Capital of the Republic is Dhaka. The currency is known as Taka (Tk.), divided into 100 Paisa. The citizens of Bangladesh are known as Bangladeshis. Local time is 6 hours ahead of GMT.

The National Flag

The National Flag is in bottle green and rectangular in size, with a red circle on the body of the green. The proportion of the length to width is 10:6. The red circle has a radius that’s one-fifth the length of the flag. Its center is placed on the intersecting point of the perpendicular drawn from the nine twentieth part of the length of the flag and the horizontal line drawn through the middle of its width. The background colour


symbolizes the greenery of Bangladesh with its vitality and youthfulness, while the red disc represents the rising sun of independence after the dark night of a blood drenched struggle.

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