Bangladesh missions abroad observe Mujibnagar Day
DHAKA, April 18, 2019 (BSS) – The historic Mujibnagar Day was observed in
Bangladesh missions abroad in a befitting manner marking the swearing-in of
the provisional government of Bangladesh that organized the War of Liberation
under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In observance of the day, Bangladesh missions abroad organised various
programmes that included holding discussions highlighting the significance of
the day and reading out messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to messages received here this afternoon, Bangladesh High
Commission in Washington D.C. observed the historic ‘Mujibnagar Day’ in a
befitting manner by organizing various programmes including a discussion
At the beginning of the programme, messages from the President Md. Abdul
Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were read out by the Minister
(Economy) Md. Shabuddin Patwari and Defence Attache Brig Gen Moinul Hassan.
Bangladesh Ambassador to the U.S.A. Mohammad Ziauddin chaired the
discussion highlighting the significance of the Mujibnagar Day. It was
addressed, among others, by Minister (Press) of the Embassy, Shamim Ahmed.
Ambassador Ziauddin in his speech, paid rich tributes to the father of the
nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his farsighted and courageous
leadership to lead the nation to the much cherished independence.
Besides, The Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York observed the day
through a special programme.
The day’s programme began by observing one minute silence and offering
special prayers for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu and
other martyrs of the August 15, 1975 carnage.
Later, the messages from the President and the Prime Minister were read out
on the occasion.
Ms. Sadia Faizunnesa, Consul General of Bangladesh in New York in her
speech recalled the contribution of Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman in achieving Bangladesh’s independence with due respect. She
highlighted the historical role of Mujibnagar government which inspired the
freedom loving Bangalis to free their motherland from the occupation forces.
The Bangladesh Embassy in Paris also observed the historic Mujibnagar Day
yesterday with due fervor by organizing various programmes.
Expatriate Bangladeshis, including leaders of different socio-cultural
organizations, attended the programme.
A special prayer was offered for the eternal peace of the departed souls
of the martyred freedom fighters and overall development of the country. Then
verses from the Holy Quran, Gita, Tripitak and Bible were read out.
The Embassy officers then read out the messages from President, Prime
Minister and Minister for Liberation War Affairs.
A documentary on the formation and significance of the Mujibnagar
government was also screened on the occasion.
The Bangladesh Embassy in Nigeria also observed the day in a befitting
Mr. Md Shameem Ahsan, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Nigeria, paid
glowing tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
for his pioneering leadership.
Later, a special munazat for the salvation of the departed souls of the
martyres and the prosperity of the country was held.