The first flag of the independence movement of Bangladesh in 1971 was somewhat different than the present one. That flag had a map of Bangladesh in gold color embedded at the center of the red circle. This was the original design of the flag of Bangladesh under which the valiant freedom fighters fought during our liberation war. On the 3rd of March 1971, ASM Abdur Rab, the then Vice President of Dhaka University Student’s Union, hoisted the flag for the first time at the historic Dhaka University location known as Bot-tola. This flag was also raised at the then Ramna Racecourse (now a park renamed as Shuhrawardy Uddayan) when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave his historic speech proclaiming “…this struggle is the struggle for liberation…“.