The heart of a nation
DOT Desk: Every nation, in my view, has two lives — the outer life and the inner life, or form and essence, if you will. The outer life is what meets the eyes as it stands out in its myriad objective manifestations — its territorial boundaries, the sea as nature grants it, the land, and the sky, and all beings — animate and inanimate — that inhabit the realms — and indeed all artefacts — big and small — created by human ingenuity, reports Dhaka Tribune.
The nation’s inner life is a function of the founder’s vision and a people’s dream that inhabit the intangible sphere of the ideal, fashion the notion of sovereign self, animate the integral person of the state-being, and give it the reason to be. The inner life is the womb of the outer life.
Often referred to as the land of six seasons, rare confluence of ancient cultures and civilizations, cradle of the world-treasure of the Sundarbans, fenced in by the multitudinous Indian Ocean resting on no-height but with Keokradong rising to 1230 metres above sea-level, this precious part of our good earth, covering some 55, 598 sq miles, is the dear home of over 170 million inhabitants, fondly called Bangladesh. This vision-child of the extraordinary Bangabandhu, revered Father of the Nation, the peerless Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, fruit of heroic struggles and sacrifices of millions, secured and nurtured by generations of brave citizens, the evolution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is a dream surpassing itself, even as it plays an ever-deepening strategic role as a proud member of the global family of nations. The marvels of the Bangladeshi genius, the brilliance and industry of its citizens, and indeed the many blessings of the spirited land have propelled this surging giant to ever higher levels of success and prosperity, poised to graduate to the middle-income country category led forward by a visionary leader.