Submission Deadline is
January 10, 2021

Call for Entries

16th December 2020 marks the 50th Victory Day of Bangladesh. On this day, in 1971 Bangladesh was born as an independent country after a nine-month bloody war. Three million people sacrificed their lives for Bangladesh’s liberation. After 50 years as an independent country, Bangladesh has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

We understand that “Liberation” can mean different things to different people, places and contexts. In 1971, for us “Liberation” meant getting freedom from the genocidal regime and establishing Bangladesh as a valorous and independent country. As we look back and contemplate, we want to ask you the following question:

What does the word “Liberation” mean to you – the youth of Bangladesh?

Submit your answer in the form of an essay to participate in the “What Liberation means to me?” competition, which is organized by Youth Opportunities in collaboration with the High Commission of India, Dhaka. The competition gives you a platform to share your vision and idea of “Liberation” with the whole nation.

Writing Category

“What Liberation Means to Me” in 500-700 words. Bangladeshi youth aged between 16-35 years old living in Bangladesh or abroad are eligible to participate. Choose any one category from the following:

Category A

Submit the Essay in Bangla

Category B

Submit the Essay in English



A Laptop
Write-up will publish on “Bharat Bichitra” magazine

First Runner-up

A Smart Phone
Write-up will publish on “Bharat Bichitra” magazine

Second Runner-up

A Smart Phone
Write-up will publish on “Bharat Bichitra” magazine

Top 10 will get a smartphone, crest, book and certificate. All the participants will get an e-certificate.

Important Dates

  • Submission Starts
    December 16, 2020
  • Submission Ends
    January 10, 2021
  • Final Result
    January 25, 2021

** As we have extended the deadline due to the high request from the participants, the dates may change.

Submission Process

Before you submit, please do the following:

  • Fill out your personal information carefully so that we can reach out to you.
  • Submit a valid ID. This is very important. Without a valid ID your application will be rejected.
  • Do not forget to attach your essay. Please upload your essay in MS WORD/PDF format.
  • Since you cannot edit after submission, please recheck your application before final submission.

Submission deadline is January 10, 2021


Your essay should be original and plagiarism free. Any form of plagiarism will result in rejection of your submission. The essay should reflect your thoughts on “Liberation”, not limited to our Liberation War 1971.

Submissions must be in a form of a short essay. While you can use bullet points where needed, your essay should follow the general structure of an essay (example: MS Word, JPEG, PDF, Handwritten).

Essays can be written either in Bangla or English.

No. Essays should be written and submitted by one author. Co-authorship will not be recognized.

Either would work. However make sure you submit a MS WORD or PDF file.

Any ID that has your photo in it. For example, student ID, NID, passport etc. We will consider the birth certificate as well.

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