Digitization of March 7 speech
The historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is recognized by UNESCO as being part of the world's documentary heritage. It is thus included in the Memory of the World international Register, maintained byUNESCO.
With the onset of rapid digitalization of Bangladesh, numerous records and remnants of history are being immortalized for the world to see, with the power of technology and digitalization. In many instances, the digitalization process has resulted in increased accessibility of people throughout the world to historic accounts. The 7th March speech of the father of the nation is one such example which has been digitalized onto multiple platforms and apps.
However, the most commendable are the four apps which have been built with the primary content being the 7th March speech. '7th March Speech Analysis', which has been developed by ICT DIVISION, the ICT division of the People's Republic of Bangladesh alongside '7th march speech', developed by MRM Apps, 'Bangobandhu 7th March Speech""Muktijurdho 1971"' by Pen & Ink and lastly Bangobandhu's 7th March Speech -For making country independent' by the developer MJMT Apps. Other apps such as 'Bangabandhu' by National Apps contain the speech alongside a lot of other content.
The 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu was a nineteen minute speech given by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh on 7 March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka to a gathering of over two million people. It was delivered during a period of escalating tensions between EastPakistan and the powerful political and military establishment of West Pakistan. In the speech, Mujibur proclaimed in its conclusion, "This time the struggle is for our freedom. This time the struggle is for our independence."
The Bangladesh liberation War began 18 days later, when the Pakistan Army launched Operation search light against Bengali civilians, intelligentsia, students, politicians, and armed personnel.