In recent years, Bangladesh has been grappling with a deepening chasm of inequality.
Paradoxically, as the government of Bangladesh celebrates this day now, it appears to be pursuing policies that counter the original purpose.
All this means that the people will not see an end to their financial woes anytime soon.
The condition our rivers are in right now is a threat to our existence.
Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?
Through the Liberation War of 1971, the people of this region wanted to establish a state that would not be built in the model of Pakistan. Fifty-two years later, can we say we have achieved that goal?
Bangladesh was supposed to be a country run by its people, but we are dangerously moving towards a country being run by a coterie.
Our rivers are being attacked one after another. India's dams, river connectivity plans, and various projects undertaken within the country, encroachment and pollution are all taking our rivers closer to extinction.