Ottawa to declare March 26 as Bangladesh Day tomorrow
DHAKA, March 25, 2019 (BSS) – The Canadian capital of Ottawa is set to declare March
26 as Bangladesh Day tomorrow coinciding with the Bangladesh’s 49th Independence and
Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa will raise the Bangladesh flag at Ottawa City Hall and
proclaim the day as the Bangladesh Day, according to a message received here.
On the occasion, the national anthem of Bangladesh will be played and the messages
of President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be read out.
“The Independence and National Day of Bangladesh is going to be declared as the
Bangladesh Day by Ottawa due to year-long efforts of Bangladesh diaspora in the
Canadian capital,” the message said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued a message on the occasion extending thanks and
best wishes to the Mayor of Ottawa and the members of Canada-Bangladesh partnership
for taking such initiatives.
“It’s heartening to note that Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa will hoist the Bangladesh’s
national flag at Ottawa City Hall on March 26 and proclaim the day as the Bangladesh
Day,” she said in her message.
Sheikh Hasina said it is a great honour for Bangladeshi Canadians and also highly
encouraging for the long lasting friendship between Bangladesh and Canada.
“I’m confident that Ottawa’s recognition to Bangladesh Day would give a voice to the
values and culture of Bangladeshi-Canadians such as peaceful coexistence, respect,
justice, compassion, the values espoused by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman,” she said.