Resolution J1140-2013

Commemorating the 42nd Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 5, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 42nd Anniversary of Bangladesh
Independence

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
people  of  this  State acknowledge significant milestones of historical
importance; the Independence of Bangladesh is such an event; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud  to  join  with  fellow
Bengali  citizens to commemorate the 42nd Anniversary of the declaration
of independence from Pakistan; it is also the 66th  Anniversary  of  the
decision  of Britain to withdraw from the subcontinent of India, leading
to the formation of West Pakistan and East Pakistan, now Bangladesh; and
  WHEREAS, On this special occasion, we honor the words of Sheikh  Muji-
bur  Rahman:  "Today  Bangladeshi  is  a sovereign and independent coun-
try...The Bengalis are fighting with great courage  for  an  independent
Bangladesh.  May God aid us in our fight for freedom. Joy Bangla."; and
  WHEREAS,  The worldwide community of Bengali people continually demon-
strates their contribution to the arts, sciences, medicine, industry and
technology continuing to show a resilience and fortitude which are hall-
marks of democracy; and
  WHEREAS, The celebration of Bangladesh Independence Day reminds us  of
the ancient culture which has emerged as one of the foremost examples of
the  integration of various religions, languages and cultures to realize
a Nation which incorporates varied backgrounds and histories to  provide
for an independent Nation colonized for two centuries; and
  WHEREAS,  The  State of New York recognizes the accomplishments of the
Bengali people around the world and commends the integrity of the  citi-
zens  of  Bangladesh and their perseverance in their fight for independ-
ence; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  42nd Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Embassy of Bangladesh.

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