A Tribute to Bangamata

প্রকাশিত: ২:৩৫ অপরাহ্ণ, আগস্ট ৯, ২০১৮

A Tribute to Bangamata

 

Original by Nasima Begum, ndc,

Translated by Anis Mohammad

 

O, countrymen, listen with passionate ears,
Here we sing tribute to Bangamata
– the epic lady of this land,
Here we remember
Bereavement of her parents in her very childhood,
Here we remember her uncle –
Sheikh Lutfor – who reared her up like his own daughter.

The affectionate shade
Uncle and aunt gave her was so sweet;
Sweeter became their home with her childhood grace.
Afterwards, she was prematuredly blessed with life-long bond
With Bangabandhu
– loving Khoka of the nearest and dearest ones.
This is in short the beginning of her life;
O, countrymen, listen with passionate ears.

Empathetic and exceptional –
Bangamata became the expression of philanthropy,
No matter, poor or rich,
She stood beside all in times of woe.
Her heart was an over brimming stream of affection.
O, countrymen, listen with passionate ears.

Unyielding to the paths of justice,
Devoid of dread and dilemma,
With spirited steps,
She always used to move ahead,
Sorrows could never cloud her joyful appearance,
Her unique decisions were fruits of her unique prudence.
Here we sing of Bangamata,
– Banagabandhu’s life-long comrade,
O, countrymen, listen with passionate ears.

During despairing days,
She was the anchor of the party men,
Powerhouse of their courage and strength,
Bangabandhu was her life-breath,
No less than him, she loved the soil of this land,
Together they mingled in each other’s blood.
O, countrymen, listen with passionate ears.

 

 

 

Nasima Begum, ndc ,Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

Translation: Anis Mohammad