History of National Flag of Bangladesh: The people of this country achieved this red-green flag through an ocean of blood and a lot of sacrifice. The green rectangle is the symbol of the green nature of Bangladesh and red circle stands for the blood sacrificed by the martyrs in the liberation war. The flag that was used during the Liberation War in 1971 had a map of Bangladesh on its red circle. With this map in the flag, the emergence of a new country named Bangladesh was made clear to the whole world. The flag with a map of Bangladesh made us organized, focused and united.
The National Flag of Bangladesh History
The design of the national flag was made under the direction of Chatra League Leader Serajul Alam. Other responsible persons for making the flag were A.S.M. Abdur Rab, Shajahan Siraj, Kaji ArefAhamd, Monirul Islam, Hasanul Haque Inu, Shiva Narayan Das and kamrul Alam khan khasru. The flag was made very confidentially in room number 118 of Jahurul Haque Hall in Dhaka University in the midnight of June 06, 1970. The National flag was sewed at Pak Fashion Tailors situated at Balaka Building. When the whole country was turbulent in the burning March 2 in 1971 , students leader A.S.M. Abdur Rab hoisted the flag of Bangladesh for the first time at the west gate of Arts Building of Dhaka University. It was like refusing Pakistan state before the formal declaration of independence of Bangladesh. In the meantime, non-cooperation movement had already started at the call of Bangabandhu . An unpredictable thing happened on March 23 which was also the Republican day of Pakistan.
National flag of Pakistan was burned in different towns including Dhaka. Bangladeshi national flag was hoisted on many buildings. The refused flag of Pakistan could return no more. Three million martyrs sacrificed their lives to save the dignity of the national flag. After the independence Bangabandhu gave artist Kamrul Hasan to finalize the design of the national flag. Our national flag got the present design in the hands of artist Kamrul Hasan.
National flag is the symbol of a nation’s hopes and desires. The dignity and honor of the country is integrated with the dignity and honor of its national flag. It is our sacred duty to defend the dignity of this flag as the citizen of Bangladesh.