The High Court (HC) on Tuesday issued a verbal instruction to use "Joy Bangla" as a slogan from December 16.
The "Joy Bangla" slogan must be used at first and last of all the state programmes including the Victory Day and Independence Day, the court said.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the order following a writ petition.
The HC bench fixed January 14 for further hearing on the writ petition.
The High Court on December 4 observed that “Joy Bangla” was the only slogan at home and abroad during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
Following a writ petition by Supreme Court lawyer Bashir Ahmed, another HC bench on December 4, 2017 issued the rule asking the government to explain why Joy Bangla should not be declared the national slogan.