A national flag is the symbol of a nation’s sovereignty and independent identity. It introduces the country to the whole world. Every independent country has a national flag of its own. We have our own national flag.
Our national flag is the greatest achievement in our national life. It is our pride and glory. In 1971, we achieved a newly independent country named Bangladesh and her flag. Our flag is green with a red circle at the centre. The green colour symbolizes the peaceful youthfulness of this green country, and the red circle symbolizes the sun of freedom. The proportion of the length and breadth of our flag is 10:6 and the radius of the red sun is one-fifth of its length.
The designer of our national flag is Quamrul Hassan. On our government office buildings, the national flag is hoisted, Bangladesh High Commissions in other countries also hoist the national flag. Our country’s flag is also hoisted in the UN. Our army personnel, on duty in peace-keeping missions in foreign countries, bear the flag. Our President, Prime Minister and other Ministers move in flagged cars. We are determined to keep its honour high at any cost.