Commemorating the 42nd Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence

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  • 05 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 42nd Anniversary of Bangladesh

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
people of this State acknowledge significant milestones of historical
importance; the Independence of Bangladesh is such an event; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to join with fellow
Bengali citizens to commemorate the 42nd Anniversary of the declaration
of independence from Pakistan; it is also the 66th Anniversary of the
decision of Britain to withdraw from the subcontinent of India, leading
to the formation of West Pakistan and East Pakistan, now Bangladesh; and
WHEREAS, On this special occasion, we honor the words of Sheikh Muji-
bur Rahman: "Today Bangladeshi is a sovereign and independent coun-
try...The Bengalis are fighting with great courage for an independent
Bangladesh. May God aid us in our fight for freedom. Joy Bangla."; and
WHEREAS, The worldwide community of Bengali people continually demon-
strates their contribution to the arts, sciences, medicine, industry and
technology continuing to show a resilience and fortitude which are hall-
marks of democracy; and
WHEREAS, The celebration of Bangladesh Independence Day reminds us of
the ancient culture which has emerged as one of the foremost examples of
the integration of various religions, languages and cultures to realize
a Nation which incorporates varied backgrounds and histories to provide
for an independent Nation colonized for two centuries; and
WHEREAS, The State of New York recognizes the accomplishments of the
Bengali people around the world and commends the integrity of the citi-
zens of Bangladesh and their perseverance in their fight for independ-
ence; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 42nd Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Embassy of Bangladesh.


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