Historic 7th March 1971

On March 7, 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called upon all Bangalees of then East Pakistan (i.e. today's Bangladesh) to launch a decisive struggle against the Pakistani occupation forces indicating for taking all-out preparations for the War of Liberation. On this day in 1971, Bangabandhu Mujib delivered his historic speech before several hundred thousands of people at the Suhrawardy Udyan (the then Race Course Maidan) in Dhaka.

In a thunderous voice, Sheikh Mujib declared 'Ebarer Sangram Amader Muktir Sangram, Ebarer Sangram Swadhinatar Sangram' ("this struggle is for our freedom, this struggle is for our independence"), inspiring people from all walks of life to prepare for the war that the Pakistani regime would inflict upon the unarmed Bangalees 18 days later, committing one of the worst genocides in human history.

Listen to the original Bangla audio Stream of Bangabandhu's 7th March Speech, one of the greatest political speeches in world history.

Note: If the above audio stream does not start playing automatically, kindly copy it in your computer. To copy this stream right click on the link and  click on "Save As,"  then save it on to your computer. Your PC needs to have Windows Media Player (for Mp3 format). Kindly install the software first.  

This page was last updated on 12.20.2007