Bangladesh – An Introduction

Bangladesh was liberated on December 16, 1971 through a bloody war fought against the Pakistan Army following its crackdown on the unarmed people of Bangladesh on the midnight of March 25, 1971. The country was, then being rocked by a movement for restoration of democracy in the midst of a constitutional crisis following the general elections Born in battle the heroic people’s epic will always remain a source of inspiration to the nation. Known for their moderation the people of Bangladesh took the inspiration for an independent state of their own from the historic language movement of February 21, 1952, in which a number of young students gave life to uphold the cause of our mother tongue, Bangla. Bangladesh was then the eastern part of Pakistan which had become independent hardly five years ago in 1947. The students of Bangladesh resisted the move of the rulers of the new country to impose on them a state language in which few of them could speak.

The language movement was essentially an enlightened movement not directed against any other language but to back the demand that Bangla, a language with a rich literary heritage, be also made one of the state languages. Bangla was also the tongue of the majority population of the new country. The sacrifice and victory in the historic language movement of February 21, 1952 remains a milestone in the modern history of the nation. The military crackdown by the rulers of Pakistan on the night of March 25, 1971, come as a shock and surprise to an unarmed and unprepared people of the land. But ultimately we fought to free their soil of an occupation army on Dec 16, 1971.

Bangladesh is one of the few countries in South Asia, which remains to be explored. Bangladesh has a delicate and distinctive attraction of its own to offer and it is definitely not a tourist haunt like Nepal or India. Bangladesh is like a painter’s dream come true with a rich tapestry of colors and texture. The traditional emphasis of the tourist trade has always been on the material facilities offered by a country rather than on its actual charms. This may be a reason why Bangladesh has seldom been highlighted in the World’s tourist maps. It’s a land of enormous beauty, hundreds of serpentine rivers, crystal clear water lakes surrounded by ever green hills, luxuriant tropical rain forests, beautiful cascades of green tea gardens, world’s largest mangrove forest preserved as World Heritage, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger and the wild lives, warbling of birds in green trees, wind in the paddy fields, abundance of sunshine, world’s longest natural sea beach, rich cultural heritage, relics of ancient Buddhist civilizations and colorful tribal lives, – Bangladesh creates an unforgettable impression of a land of peace. You will appreciate our culture and the environment. These are not simply sight-seeing excursions, but real-time learning experiences. Enjoy an ideal blend of adventure and exploration with comfort and relaxation. Here you find that you are not alone. With us, any place in Bangladesh is a home away from home.