DHAKA – The historic Mujibnagar Day was observed in Bangladesh missions abroad in a befitting manner marking the swearing-in of the provisional government of Bangladesh that organized the War of Liberation under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS.
In observance of the day, Bangladesh missions abroad organised various programmes that included holding discussions highlighting the significance of the day and reading out messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to messages received here this afternoon, Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi observed the historic “Mujibnagar Day” in a befitting manner by organizing various programmes including a discussion meeting.
The importance of the formation of provisional government after Bangabandhu was arrested and taken to jail in West Pakistan following the March 25 military crackdown in 1971 was highlighted at the discussion.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali presided over the meeting.
Deputy High Commissioner A.T.M. Rokebul Haque and Minister (Press) Farid Hossain took part in the discussion, which was conducted by Head of Chancery A.F.M. Zahid-Ul-Islam.
Earlier, Counselor Jamal Uddin Ahmed read out the Mujibnagar Day message from President Md. Abdul Hamid, while the message from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was read out by Attache (Consular) Farjana Yesmen Tania.
Syed Muazzem Ali paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders – Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Mohammad Quamruzzman, and Capt. Mansur Ali.
He said while Bangabandhu was arrested by the Pakistan occupation army, the four national leaders played a crucial role in mobilizing the freedom fighters and seeking diplomatic support for the cause of Bangladesh’s liberation war.
He also appreciated the all-out support India provided to Bangladesh during the war of liberation.
Besides, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Tarik Ahsan opened the programmes of the historic Mujibnagar Day on the mission premises at the morning.
A discussion meeting was organised on the occasion while at the beginning of the programme, messages from the President and Prime Minister were read out.
Taking part in the discussion, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Tarik Ahsan paid rich tributes to the memories of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders.
Later, a documentary film on Mujibnagar and the War of Liberation War was screened. Officers and staff-members of the High Commission were present.
The historic Mujibnagar Day was also observed in Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra, Australia in a befitting manner.
Different progranmes were organised at the mission premises in observance of the day. The programmes included reading out messages from the President and the Prime Minister and holding a discussion meeting highlighting the significance of the day.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Australia M. Sufiur Rahman joined the programmes as the chief guest.
Bangladesh embassy in Tokyo, Japan organised similar programmes in observance of the historic Mujibnagar Day in a befitting manner.
A special prayer was offered on the mission premises seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of Bangladesh’s Great War of Liberation, and the four national leaders.
Later, the messages from the President and the Prime Minister were read out on the occasion. A documentary film was also screened.
Embassy officials and employees and expatriate Bangladeshis joined the programme.
The Bangladesh embassy in Seoul observed the historic Mujibnagar Day today with due fervor by organizing various programmes on the mission premises.
Expatriate Bangladeshis, including leaders of different socio-cultural organizations, attended the programme.
The event started with singing of the national anthem. Then verses from the Holy Quran, Gita, Tripitak and Bible were read out.
A special prayer was offered for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders and for overall development of the country.
The Embassy officers then read out the messages from President, Prime Minister and Minister for Liberation War Affairs and Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.
A documentary on the formation and significance of the Mujibnagar government was also screened on the occasion.
Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, India also observed the historic Mujibnagar Day by organizing similar programmes on its premises.