BB issues commemorative note and coin on Bangabandhu, Nazrul

Posted by BankInfo on Fri, Dec 23 2011 11:21 am

Bangladesh Bank (BB) issued a commemorative note and coin of Taka 10 denomination marking the 40th Victory Anniversary of the country and a coin commemorating the composition of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s famous ‘Bidrohi’ poem 90 years ago.

A central bank statement said its governor Dr Atiur Rahman issued the note and the coin which would be formally released on December 26.

The commemorative note and the coin on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman contained his portrait and imprinted his famous clarion call for independence on March 7, 1971 saying ‘Ebarer Sangram Amader Muktir Sangram, Ebarer Sangram Swadhinatar Sangram’ or “the struggle this time is the struggle for our freedom, the struggle this time is the struggle for our independence”.

The statement said the one side of the note and the coin would also contain portraits of six 1971 Liberation War veterans. The coin on the national poet was imprinted his portrait of Kazi Nazrul Islam alongside the words “90 years of poem Bidrohi”.

The Daily Sun/Bangladesh/ 23th Dec 2011

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