FLAG OF BANGLADESH
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The national flag of Bangladesh officially January 17, 1972 was adopted. It s a red disc on top of a green field. Slightly shifted towards the elevator to appear centered when the flag is flying. The red disc represents the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh. The green field stands for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh.
Designed by Kamrul Hasan, Bangladesh’s national flag consists of a red circle on a green background. The red circle has a radius of one-fifth the length of the flag of Bangladesh.
Green represents vegetation of Bangladesh with its vitality and youth; Also green is the traditional color of Islam. The red disc symbolizes the rising sun and the blood of men in the field to achieve independence.
The national flag was hoisted first on March 3, 1971 by ASM Abdur Rab the then VP of Dhaka University Students’ Union in the historic ‘Bat tala’ on the campus of the University of Dhaka.
The first flag was designed by student leaders Shawdhin Bangla Nucleus painter was Shib Narayan Das and clothing was donated by the owner of Apollo Tailors, Bazlur Rahman Lasker, New Market Dhaka. On March 2, 1971, the initial version of the flag was hoisted in Bangladesh for the first time at the University of Dhaka, Dhaka as the Vice President of University Students’ Union (DUCSU), ASM Abdur Rab student leader, raised the flag. The flag was conceived so as to exclude the crescent and the star considered as symbols of West Pakistan. According to CIA World Fact Book, the green used in the flag represents the lush green landscape of the country.