Postage stamp of Tk 10 unveiled marking the naming of ‘Bangladesh’
Published: 02:50 PM, 5 December 2020
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
A commemorative postage stamp of Tk 10 has unveiled today, marking the historic day of naming the then East Pakistan as “Bangladesh” on 5 December 1969.
Besides, the Postal Department has also unveiled an opening envelope of the same denomination and a data card of Tk 5 as well as a special seal.
Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar unveiled the commemorative stamps and opening envelopes from his office on Saturday, said the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology in a statement.
It has been said that the Philatelic Bureau of Dhaka GPO will sell commemorative stamps, opening envelopes and data cards from 10:00 am on Saturday. These will be available in all GPOs and post offices in the country in phases.
It further said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman announced the naming of the then East Pakistan as “Bangladesh” at a discussion meeting of the Awami League in Dhaka on 5 December 1969.
On 5 December 1969, on the occasion of the 6th death anniversary of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy, the champion of democracy, Bangabandhu announced at a discussion meeting of Awami League in Dhaka that our independent country will be Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman said in that discussion meeting, “At one time, an attempt has been made to erase the last trace of the word ‘Bangla’ from the book of this country, from the pages of the map forever... On behalf of the people, I am announcing that from today, the name of the eastern province of Pakistan will be ‘Bangladesh’ instead of ‘East Pakistan’”, said Mustafa Jabbar, Quoting a part of the book ‘Karagarer Rojnamcha’ based on Bangabandhu’s diary during his imprisonment.