Spread Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech worldwide: Envoy

DHAKA : Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam has laid emphasis on understanding the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his historic speech of 7th March and urged all to spread it worldwide, reports UNB
“It is our responsibility to understand the leadership of Bangabandhu,” she said while addressing a programme in Seoul on Sunday.
During the Liberation War in 1971, the Ambassador said, the 7th March speech of Bangabandhu united the entire Bangalee nation and encouraged the freedom fighters.
At Bangabandhu’s call, the envoy said, 30 lakh people made supreme sacrifice to free their motherland, which is rare in the world history. She also said Unesco has not only recognised the Historic Speech as a part of Bengali heritage, but also as a valuable asset of the entire humanity.
A cultural performance followed the discussion session with the attendance about 150 people. The programme finally ended with a dinner with sumptuous traditional Bangladeshi dishes.
The Embassy in Bangladesh in Seoul observed the historic 7th March in South Korea on March 7 with the presence of the officials of the Embassy.
On that day, the messages from the President and the Prime Minister were read out and the officials of the Embassy discussed on the significance of the historic day.
The Embassy arranged a detailed programme on Sunday to ensure the maximum participation of expatriate Bangladeshis as 7th March was a working day in Korea, said the Embassy on Monday. The programme commenced with the singing of the national anthem. Then verses from Holy Quran, Geeta, Tripitok and Bible were recited.
Thereafter, the messages from the President and the Prime Minister were read out to the audience. A documentary titled ‘How we achieved our independence’ was also shown during the programme.
During the discussion session on the significance of the day, the discussants paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
They also highlighted the significance of it on the Liberation War and in the national life.