National Flag of Bangladesh
A national flag is the symbol of a nation’s sovereignty or independent identity. It introduces the country to the whole world. Every independent country has a national flag of its own. Being a free nation, we have a national flag of our own. We have our own national flag. Our national flag is the greatest achievement in our national life. The national flag is the symbol of our national integrity, solidarity, and sovereignty. It is our pride and glory. In 1971, we achieved a newly independent country named Bangladesh and her flag. Bangladesh got this flag on December sixteen, 1971, after a nine-month-long valiant struggle of our heroic freedom fighters with the occupying Pakistani army. So we must defend its glory, purity, existence, and prestige at any cost.
Our national flag is very beautiful to look at. It is rectangular in size. Our flag is green with a red circle at the center. The green color symbolizes the peaceful youthfulness of this green country and the red circle symbolizes the sun of freedom. The red color symbolizes the rising sun of independence with new hopes and aspirations of a new nation. The proportion of the length and breadth of our flag is 10:6 and the radius of the red sun is one-fifth of its length. It stands for the supreme sacrifices of our heroic freedom fighters that set down their lives for the reason for their country of origin. The designer of our national flag is Hamidur Rahman. Our national flag is the source of our spirit, hopes, and aspiration. Our national flag is our invaluable possession. It is the holiest object of our pride and glory.
Whenever we see our national flag flying, our mind is filled with joy and hearts swell in pride. In our government office buildings, the national flag is hoisted. It is hoisted every day on our government offices and educational institutions. In other countries where there are our high commission offices, our flag is hoisted. In the UNO our country’s flag is also hoisted. Even while our Army personnel on their duty in peace-keeping missions in foreign countries also bear the flag. It is kept half-mast on our national mourning days. Our President, Prime Minister and other ministers move in flagged cars. We should uphold its honor by doing our work honestly and sincerely. We must keep it above all political, religious or ideological controversies. We are determined to keep its respect high at any cost. We feel proud of our national flag.