Bangladesh Missions in abroad celebrated 43rd anniversary of the Victory Day on 16 December. So far the Ministry has received reports from Bangladesh Consulate in New York, Bangladesh Embassy in Athens, Paris, Kathmandu, Berlin, Jakarta, Muscat, Manila, Thimphu, Lisbon, London, Vienna, Rabat, Colombo, Yangon, Manchester, Tripoli, Mumbai, Kunming, the Hague, Beijing, Hanoi, Istanbul, New Delhi, Dubai, Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.
In the early morning, the national flag was hoisted in all Missions. Later, discussion meetings were held with the presence of a large number of expatriate nationals. The programmes of missions were started with recitation from the Holy Qur’an followed by playing of national anthem.
All stood in solemn silence to pay homage to the departed souls of martyred freedom fighters. The Victory Day message given by the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Foreign Minister and Hon’ble State Minister were read out.
As a part of the programme, lively discussions were held highlighting the significance of the day. During the discussion, they paid rich tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and also to the martyrs who had dedicated their lives for the victory of our motherland.
The speakers renewed their pledge to work unitedly for the progress and prosperity of the nation and also upholding the image of the country abroad.
Most of the Missions organized cultural programme followed by the discussion where some Bangladeshi performed patriotic songs before the audience.
At the end, guests were entertained with traditional Bangladeshi food.