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Our National Flower

Bangladesh has a national flower. Every sovereign country has some logo which represents its national culture, heritage, and natural beauty. So it the case with Bangladesh. The national flower of Bangladesh is ‘shapla’, which is one kind of lily. Shapla is also called ‘water-lily’. There are different kinds of ‘shapla’. In Bangladesh, there are mainly two colours of ‘shapla’ – pink and white. The national flower of Bangladesh is ‘white shapla’. ‘White’ is the symbol of ‘purity’. Bangladesh is a land of rivers and ‘shapla’ grows in water. So the ‘shapla’ which is designated to be the national flower of our country has found its rightful position.

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Our Cultural Heritage

Our cultural heritage is worth everything in our life. Culture reflects the ways of living, eating, talking and learning. It has a broad and wide meaning. It consists of music, literature, drama, and other aspects of fine arts. The true picture of a country is projected in its culture. In the creation and propagation of culture, patronization plays a vital role. Bangladesh has a rich people are interdependent. We have a rich heritage of music. We have different types of songs. These are classical music, various folk songs, spiritual songs, Tagore song, Nazrul song, Ramprasadi songs, Hasan Raza song, Atul Prasadi song and above all modern song. Classical music and folk songs are practiced since ancient times. There is no specific history of the invention of classical music. In those days music used to be practiced within limited social precincts. Our music has a rich background. In the ancient period, music was only used as the eulogy of the gods and goddesses. The Muslims gave it a new form. It took a new with the touch of the great civilization and culture of the Muslims. Before the Middle Ages, a type of song ‘Geet’ was very popular. A new type of classical music was introduced in the eighteenth century. ‘Punthi’ was based on opera and was lyrical in nature. The background of folk songs is the rural setting of life, nature, human joys, and sorrows. Bhayaiya, Bhatiali, Baul, Gambhira, Marfati are a few of the infinite varieties of folk songs. The new era in music was created by Amir Khasru, the great musician. With the union of Persian and indigenous music, he created a new type of music. At present, our cultural heritage is being further enriched and is fusing many characteristics of western culture.

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Our Cultural Heritage is Getting Lost

Our rich cultural heritage is now being crowded. We are gradually on the verge of losing the good things that formed a part of our rich cultural heritage. Culture reflects the way of living, eating, talking and learning. The traditional dress of Bangladesh is saree for women and Punjabi-pyjama for men. But it is sad to note that people nowadays are greatly influenced by the western ideas of fashion. There are many young boys who follow the dress worn by foreign film stars; the latest craze is the many-pocketed trousers. Wherever we cast our eyes we see young women clad in shalwar-kameez, trousers or skirts. They want to stay miles away from sarees. Our cultural heritage is rich in traditional folk songs, the major songs of our soil our Bhawaiyas, Bhatialis, Zari, Sari, and various folk songs. We also have Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti and modern Bangla songs. Bangladesh has also various types of musical instruments, but the young generation does not like these music and musical instruments. They love to listen to western music. They do not know their own singers but they know the western musicians. For these reasons our music becomes extinct. Our culture is worth everything is our life. But with the passage of time we are gradually losing the good things that we have, we are copying the western culture. So we should take proper steps to revive the traditional cultural values of our country.

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Punctuality

Punctuality is the habit of doing things at the right time. The person, who always does his duty in time, is a punctual man. A punctual man always gets up early in the morning. He takes his breakfast in time. He also does his every work in due time. He is never late in rising from bed and in attending to his duties. Punctuality is a habit. But it is not easy to be punctual. It is very easy to waste time. It is easier to say that we shall do it tomorrow. If we do not perform our duties on time, we have to repent subsequently. So, to get rid of this awful situation, we have to give up the bad habit. We must try to learn the habit of observing punctuality from the very beginning of our lives. A punctual man always does his duties in time. A punctual student learns his lessons in time. Punctuality is of utmost importance in professional life. If a doctor becomes irregular, the patient may die. Similarly, if a teacher is irregular, the students learn nothing from him. An irregular man is an enemy to himself. He is a nuisance to everyone. Even he loses his friends. An irregular man can do nothing in his life. The habit of punctuality requires long and careful training and so this habit should be cultivated quite early in life.

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Political Reform

Political reform is essential for Bangladesh because the condition of political stability in this country is not satisfactory. After the liberation of Bangladesh, unstable politics is continuing in Bangladesh. The military rule was imposed in Bangladesh for nine years. During that regime, the country was fully corrupted and the economic backbone of the country was destroyed and the government was treated as an autocratic government. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Awami League could not come into power at that time. The political unrest is a common phenomenon in Bangladesh which resulted from the selfishness of the political leaders, their greed of power, corruption, and lack of understanding with the opposition. In our country, no political party is free from falsehood and bluff. The government party misuses power. The opposition party takes an issue and calls hartal. When a party calls hartal, our economic system and industrial units suffer a great deal. It is a great loss for the nation. If we observe the developed countries then we will be able to understand that there is no alternative the political stability. In the existing political system, political stability is not possible. As a result, political reform is urgently needed for economic development. Without economic development political freedom is meaningless. So, the government, the opposition, and the common people should come forward to bring about political reform to make democracy free from corruption.

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