DHAKA, Nov 04, 2020 (BSS) – On November 4, 1972, the Constitution of Bangladesh was adopted and it came into force on 16 December 1972, making today a very special occasion- the Constitution Day.
To mark the day, the Postal Department today released a souvenir sheet of Taka 40 denomination, opening envelope of Taka 10 denomination, a data card worth Taka 5 and a special seal, which were unveiled by Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, said a press release here.
In a statement highlighting the significance of the day the minister said, “The constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh made by Bangabandhu in 1972, is one of the best constitutions in the whole world.”
“Bangabandhu set a great example that a country can have a constitution quickly, even if it’s living in ruins after gaining independence through a bloody war,” he added.
“This constitution is written in the blood of the martyrs, and that is why it will live on as a tangible symbol of hopes and aspirations of the entire people of Bangladesh,” he said, added the release.
Mentioning that it was possible for an undisputed statesman like Bangabandhu to formulate a constitution for the newly independent Bangladesh in nine months, he further commented, “Since then, Constitution Day has been very important for the national life.”
Souvenir sheets and opening envelopes will be available from today at the Philatelic Bureau of the Dhaka GPO.
The souvenir sheets, opening envelopes and data cards will be sold from all post offices of the country including other GPOs and main post offices. The four GPOs have special seals for use in the opening envelope, which will also be available at the said points, the release added.