Sunday 8 November 2020

1779. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh Update.

 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ There are a number of stamps from the postal service of Bangladesh with which to catch up. The subjects are mainly centred on various anniversaries tied to the the Centenary of the Birth of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who is seen as the ‘Father’ of the country, Bangabandhu. Other issues of 2020 relating to this anniversary can be found mentioned in Blogs 1623, 1717, 1718 and 1748 and Blog 1623 deals with Sheikh Mujib’s rise to the leadership of what was then East Pakistan. The following make up a fascinating series telling the story of important events which occurred in the early years of the existence of Bangladesh. Rating:- ****.

23 June 2020 - 45th anniversary of the inauguration of the Betbunia satellite earth station by Sheikh Mujib on 14 June 1975 - 1 stamp.

23 June 2020 - 71st anniversary of the founding of the Awami League - 1 stamp.

8 August 2020 - 90th anniversary of the birth of Bangamata Martyr Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp.

16 September 2020 - 64th anniversary of Sheikh Mujib’s joining of the coalition government aas minister with responsibility for Industries, Commerce, Labour, Anti-corruption and Village aid.

25 September 2020 - 46th anniversary of Sheikh Mujib’s first speech in Bengali at the United Nation on 25 September 1974 - 1 stamp.

1 November 2020 - Bangabandhu National Youth Day - 1 stamp.

3 November 2020 - Jail Killing Day - 5 stamps in a se-tenant strip. Jail Killing Day commemorates the 4 leading members of the Awami League who were senior government ministers brutally murdered whilst under arrest following the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family by revolutionaries.

4 November 2020 - Constitution Day - 2 stamps se-tenant with a label in between and 1 miniature sheet containing the same stamps.

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