National Emblems of Bangladesh

Bangladesh, officially known as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, has several national emblems that represent different aspects of the nation’s identity and heritage. Here are some of the significant national emblems of Bangladesh:

National Flag:

The national flag of Bangladesh, was adopted officially on 17 January 1972. It consists of a red disc on top of a dark green banner. The red disc is offset slightly toward the hoist so that it appears centered when the flag is flying. While there are many interpretations, according to Shib Narayan Das who put the map on the first flag design, green on the flag represented the landscape and the red circle represented the sun, symbolising a new day and end of oppression. [1] The flag is based on a similar flag used during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which had a yellow map of the country inside the red disc. In 1972 this map was removed from the flag. One reason given was the difficulty for rendering the map correctly on both sides of the flag.[2] The civil ensign and naval ensign place it in the canton of a red or white field, respectively.
The national flag of Bangladesh

The national flag of Bangladesh consists of a red circle on a green background. The circle represents the sun rising over Bengal, and the green color symbolizes the lushness and fertility of the land.

National Emblem:

                                                            The national emblem of Bangladesh
The national emblem of Bangladesh

The national emblem of Bangladesh features a stylized water lily (known as “Shapla” in Bengali), which is the country’s national flower. The water lily is surrounded by two sheaves of paddy, symbolizing the country’s agriculture-based economy. Above the water lily, there are four stars representing the four founding principles of the nation: nationalism, secularism, socialism, and democracy.

National Anthem:

The national anthem of Bangladesh is called “Amar Sonar Bangla” (My Golden Bengal) and was written by Rabindranath Tagore, a famous Bengali poet, philosopher, and Nobel laureate. It reflects the pride and spirit of the Bengali people and serves as a unifying symbol for the nation.

National Bird:

                                                                               Doyel
Doyel

The national bird of Bangladesh is the Oriental Magpie Robin, locally known as “Doyel.” It is a small, melodious bird with distinctive black and white plumage. The Oriental Magpie Robin represents the diverse birdlife found in the country.

National Flower:

                                                                                 Shapla
Shapla

As mentioned earlier, the national flower of Bangladesh is the water lily, also known as “Shapla.” It is a beautiful aquatic plant that grows abundantly in the country’s numerous water bodies, symbolizing purity and serenity.

National Tree:

                                                                 Mango mangifera indica
Mango mangifera indica

The national tree of Bangladesh is the Mango tree. Mangoes are widely grown in Bangladesh and have immense cultural and economic significance. The tree represents fertility, abundance, and cultural heritage.

National Fruit:

  Jackfruit National fruit of Bangladesh
Jackfruit National fruit of Bangladesh

The national fruit of Bangladesh is the Jackfruit, known locally as “Kathal.” The jackfruit is the largest fruit that grows on a tree and is a popular ingredient in many traditional Bengali dishes. It symbolizes natural abundance and diversity.

These national emblems play a vital role in representing Bangladeshs cultural, natural, and historical aspects. They are cherished symbols that evoke a sense of pride and patriotism among the people of Bangladesh.

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