The High Commission of Bangladesh in Islamabad celebrated the 95th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day with due festivity on 17 march 2015 at the Chancery premise.
The programme of the day included general discussion, cutting of special cake, poetry recitation on Bangabandhu and screening of a documentary film titled ‘Amader Bangabandhu’. The programme of the day was attended by the members of Bangladeshi community, officials of the High Commission, their family members and children of different ages.
The High Commission sketched the programm putting the children’s activity at the center considering the significance of the day and Bangabandhu’s special care and love for the children. The day’s programme started with reading out the messages received from the President, Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister.
In his speech, the High Commissioner Suhrab Hossain elaborated different aspect of life of Bangabandhu ranging from family background to political career and so on. He emphasized that without the birth of Bangabandhu, Bangladesh would not have been in existence.
He also mentioned how Bangabandhu was fond of children. He urged all the children to get inspiration for becoming patriotic citizens to realize the dream of Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla. After his speech, the High Commissioner along with the children cut a special cake to mark the 95th Birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. Children adorn in colorful attire cheered the birth day of Bangabandhu by singing and chanting.
The second part of the programme comprised of recitation of poetry on Bangabandhu and singing of patriotic songs. Children recited poems about Bangabandhu and delivered extempore speeches on the life and works of the Father of the Nation and his contribution to independent Bangladesh. Finally, a documentary on the life sketch of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, titled “Amader Bangabandhu”, was screened.
Beside that, a discussion meeting was held at the Embassy of Bangladesh, Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday.
On the occasion of 96th Birth day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s day. Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Rashed Khan Menon, MP was present as the chief guest.
Paying tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Rashed Khan Menon said that Bangabandhu was a leader of kindness and generousity but uncompromising on attaining rights. He was the Symbol of freedom to the People of Bangladesh during the war of Independence. Bangabandhu is not only a man but a history. He is one of the unique leaders of the world.
Presided over by the Amabassador Md. Shahab Ullah, the meeting was also attended by officers and staff of the Embassy, Bangladeshi diaspora in Hanoi, and some Vietnamese.
On the other hand, Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo observed the 95th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children`s Day yesterday (17 March) in a befitting manner. A colourful programme was organized at the Chancery premises with the participation of the expatriate Bangladesh community in Sri Lanka and the officials and staff of the High Commission.
The event started at 7:00 pm with placing of flower wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation by the High Commissioner Tarik Ahsan. This was followed by cutting of cake; reading out of the messages released on this occasion by the President, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister; discussion session on the life of Bangabandhu; prize giving ceremony for the participating children of essay competition. A documentary on the life sketch of the Father of the Nation namely “Bangabadhu in Heart” was screened.
Bangladesh High Commissioner, while delivering his concluding remarks, highlighted the affection of Bangabandhu for the children and his singular contribution to the achievement of independence of Bangladesh. He urged the children to learn from the enlightened life of Bangabandhu and be good citizens of the country.