To observe the “Victory Day” on 16th December,2O14 , Bangladesh Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal organized a day-long programme yesterday with due respect and festivity. The day’s programme began with hoisting of the national flag at the Chancery by Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, MP in the morning.
This was followed by reading out of the Victory Day messages of the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister. At the end, a ‘Doa Mahfil’ was arranged where all present prayed for the eternal peace of the souls of martyrs and all the lives we Iost during the war of independence in 1971.
The morning’s programme was attended by Ambassador, Mission and SAARC secretariat officials, staff members and the expatriate Bangladesh community living in Kathmandu.
ln the evening, the Mission organized a Cultural Programme in Nach Ghar Auditorium which was attended by Ministers, Members of Parliament, Political Leaders of different parties, Diplomats,Government Officials, officials of the Mission and SAARC secretariat, expatriate Bangladeshis, members of the Nepalese civil society and the media.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs was the Chief guest on the occasion. The programme began with the lightening the lamp by Special guest Mrs. Kusumb Bastola, spouse of Former Foreign Minister and “Friends of Bangladesh” honoree Mr. Chakra Prasad Bastola. ln the cultural event, Srishti Cultural lnstitute led by eminent dance artist Mr. Anisul lslam Hero, Ms. Mehebob Chadni and their team performed seven dances with patriotic songs.
Poetry recitation was also performed. Hon’ble State Minister gave a short inspirational speech to uphold the spirit of the victory achieved on 16th December 1971 and various facets of Nepat Bangladesh relations emphasizing on linguistic, cultural, education and trade relations.