New York Will Be Celebrating Independence Day in March.

Bangla Independence Day that is!

The great State of New York will observe Bangladesh’s Independence Day on March-26 as “Bangladesh Day”.

bangla libertyThe historic occasion has been set thanks to Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda of New York. The celebrations will be at State Capital Albany on March-19 and in the city on March-28. Great stuff! New York is proud of it’s diversity with probably one of the most diverse populations in the world outside of London. For the 40th Anniversary of independence New York  Bangladeshis celebrated by carrying a 140 foot Giant Bangladesh National Flag through the streets of Jackson Heights, known as Little Bangladesh in New York. This year official state recognition! So congratulations to New York and thanks for joining in to Celebrate the Independence and Freedom of Bangladesh along with the 160 million Bangladeshis around the world.

As recorded in legislation last year…

Law Section: Resolutions, Legislative
J3869-2011 Actions

Mar 30, 2012: ADOPTED
Mar 30, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
Mar 29, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE

J3869-2011 Text

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION celebrating Bangladesh Independence Day
WHEREAS, March 26th is the national independence day of Bangladesh; this day is celebrated in Bangladesh and also all around the world in honor of its country’s Declaration of independence from Pakistan in the late hours of March 25, 1971, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War; and
WHEREAS, This day is also a memorial to the deaths of thousands of students, civilians, political leaders, and unarmed Bengali people; the Bangladesh Liberation War started between West and East Pakistan; and
WHEREAS, West Pakistan  believed  they were far superior to those in East Pakistan; they gave East Pakistan no privileges;  they  had a bad economy, and no rights; and
WHEREAS, The first election  in the history of Pakistan was held on December 7, 1970; there were 300 seats in the parliament; East Pakistan won 160 seats and West Pakistan won 81 seats; instead of handing over the power to the winning party, they imposed martial law on East Pakistan; and
WHEREAS, East Pakistani leader Mr. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman urged the Bengali people to turn their homes into resisting forts; he  said, “Our struggle is for our freedom. Our struggle is for our independence.”;
this speech is what mainly inspired the nation to fight for freedom; and WHEREAS, The West Pakistani army sent a military plan known as Operation Searchlight; it was planned to curb the Bengali’s movement by taking control of major cities, and eliminating  all opposition,  political or military; and
WHEREAS, At this point, March 26, 1971, the Bangladesh Liberation War had broken out in the whole country; this was the day the Bengali people stood up to the Pakistani Army; and
WHEREAS, After a nine month long war, the Pakistani army finally surrendered unconditionally; many lives were lost but Bangladesh, as a country, gained its freedom, its independence; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in its deliberations to celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day.
Sponsor: DIAZ / Committee: FINANCE
Law Section: Resolutions, Legislative
J3869-2011 Actions

Mar 30, 2012: ADOPTED
Mar 30, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
Mar 29, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE

J3869-2011 Text

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION celebrating Bangladesh Independence Day
WHEREAS, March 26th is the national independence day of Bangladesh; this
day  is  celebrated in Bangladesh and also all around the world in honor
of its country’s Declaration of independence from Pakistan in  the  late
hours of March 25, 1971, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War;
and
WHEREAS,  This  day  is  also a memorial to the deaths of thousands of
students, civilians, political leaders, and unarmed Bengali people;  the
Bangladesh Liberation War started between West and East Pakistan; and
WHEREAS,  West  Pakistan  believed  they were far superior to those in
East Pakistan; they gave East Pakistan no privileges;  they  had  a  bad
economy, and no rights; and
WHEREAS,  The  first  election  in the history of Pakistan was held on
December 7, 1970; there were 300 seats in the parliament; East  Pakistan
won  160  seats  and West Pakistan won 81 seats; instead of handing over
the power to the winning party, they imposed martial law on East  Pakis
tan; and
WHEREAS,  East  Pakistani  leader  Mr. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman urged the
Bengali people to turn their homes into resisting forts; he  said,  “Our
struggle  is  for  our  freedom. Our struggle is for our independence.”;
this speech is what mainly inspired the nation to fight for freedom; and
WHEREAS, The West Pakistani army sent a military plan known as  Opera
tion  Searchlight;  it  was  planned  to  curb the Bengali’s movement by
taking control of major cities, and eliminating  all  opposition,  poli
tical or military; and
WHEREAS,  At this point, March 26, 1971, the Bangladesh Liberation War
had broken out in the whole country; this was the day the Bengali people
stood up to the Pakistani Army; and
WHEREAS, After a nine month  long  war,  the  Pakistani  army  finally
surrendered  unconditionally;  many lives were lost but Bangladesh, as a
country, gained its freedom, its independence; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day.

 

 

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