In today’s globalised! world, even USA, being a super power struggled to redefine its Brand image.

At one stage of the inaugural speech US President Barack Obama mentioned;

  “……With all friends and former foes we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat and rollback the specter of the worming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life. Nor will we waiver its defense…our spirit is stronger…cannot be broken….

 We are nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth………”

—-Excerpt from Barack Obama’s inauguration speech

Having a majority of total population practicing a particular religion is not a debatable issue at all.


However, unfortunately, we find it very painful whenever we see Bangladesh being branded as “Moderate Muslim Country” by both national and international media and personnels.

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 Parliament Bulding Pic

After independence, Bangladesh suffered a lot both politically and economically due to lack in proper decision making (internal) and subversive international pressure. As a result, Bangladesh was shifted from its very primal principle as a secular democratic nation and turned into a mono religious political entity through the amendments of its 1972 constitution.

 Students preparing for war in 1970 

Students preparing for war in 1970
Rashid Talukder/Autograph ABP


The 1971 independence war was the fruit of the urge of the people of Bangladesh to express themselves as a Secular Democratic Nation where their religious identity won’t be a discriminating issue.



It all began in 21st of February1952, when people of this part of land consciously demonstrated their urge to express their identity as a nation.


They showed their immense ability of being united as a living nation sharing a single language having different religion, racial and ethnic entity formulating a strong National Brand.

Seeking the sole purpose/principle of a country induces us to view its constitution. The Bangladeshi constitution of 1972 clearly depicted its rudimentary vision.


They were :-


a) Nationalism
b) Democracy
c) Socialism
d) Secularism


Bangladesh suffered much political turmoil soon after her independence which forced her to move away from what it was primarily directed to.




This poster was another example of the then approach of Bangladeshi people who fought for their country irrespective of their gender. Its title says, “The mother and daughters of Bengal; all are freedom fighters.”