NEW DELHI, Mar 17, 2020 (BSS) – Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi
today joined Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth
centenary celebrations, placing wreaths at his portrait at the chancery
According to a mission statement, High Commissioner Muhammad Imran along
with the members of the mission hoisted the national flag atop the mission to
mark Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary, observed as well as the National
The function took place as Bangladesh is set to launch officially the
yearlong birth centenary celebrations at 8 pm today.
The high commissioner and mission staff placed wreaths at the Bangabandhu’s
portrait while the messages issued on the occasion by President Md. Abdul
Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister A.K Abdul Momen and
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam were read out.
The messages were read out respectively by Deputy High Commissioner ATM
Rokebul Haque, Minister (Press) Farid Hossain, Economic Counsellor Rashedul
Amin and Counsellor Shafiul Alam.
“Our children should learn more about our Father of the Nation, the
greatest Bengali of all time, so they can provide future leadership in
transforming our country into “Sonar Bangla” (golden Bengal) dreamt by him,”
said the high commissioner.
Children of the mission staff took part in painting, essay writing on
Bangabandhu and Bangladesh, presentation of Bangabandhu’s historic 7th March
speech and correct drawing of national flag.
The mission has chalked a series of events throughout Mujib Barsha,
including conferences, cultural festival and art exhibition. It will publish
a Coffee Table Book in memory of Bangabandhu to mark the National and
Independence Day on March 26.