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Genocide Day observed in Jordan

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Amman, Jordan has observed the Genocide Day 2021 with due solemnity.

Due to the ongoing lockdown and social distancing measures of the Jordanian government, the Embassy had to arrange the event in a very limited scale.

A number of Bangladesh community members living in Amman joined the Embassy officials and staff members in commemorating the Genocide Day, said a media release on Thursday night.

The programme commenced with the reading out of verses from the Holy Quran.

Then, a one-minute silence was observed in remembrance of the martyrs of 25th March and the War of Independence.

Genocide Day observed in Jordan

The messages of the President and Prime Minister given on this occasion were read out to the audience.

This was followed by a special prayer for the martyrs of Bangladesh Liberation War.

This part of the programme ended with a concluding speech by Ambassador Nahida Sobhan.

At the outset of her remarks, she paid profound reverence to the Greatest Bangalee of all times, the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Genocide Day observed in Jordan

In her speech, the Ambassador denounced the heinous act of genocide committed by the Pakistani military on 25th March Night in 1971 on the unarmed civilians of the then East Pakistan.

She also paid homage to all the valiant freedom fighters and the two hundred thousand women and girls who were violated and were victims of war crimes.

She also highlighted the initiatives of the present Government in obtaining the recognition of the Genocide committed in Bangladesh in 1971, by the International Community.

The programme ended by lighting candles in the Embassy premise by the Bangladesh Community people and Embassy officials and staff members in memory of the Genocide Day.

Source: United News of Bangladesh