Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Sunday said the historic 7th March speech of Bangabandhu delivered ex tempore before a sea of people at the then-Race Course (now Suhrawardy Uddayan) in Dhaka will forever inspire the people of Bangladesh.
"We are fortunate that we are going to celebrate the Golden Jublee of Independence under the government led by Sheikh Hasina, the bloodline of Bangabandhu and the legacy of his ideals," he said.
The High Commissioner said they are working hard, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to build Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu.
He said Bangladesh is now a role model of development in the world.
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today (Sunday) to mark his historic 7th March speech in 1971 that galvanized the people of Bangladesh to prepare for the War of Liberation.
High Commissioner Imran hoisted the national flag at chancery premises and led the members of the mission to place a floral wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at the chancery building.
He also presided over a discussion meeting underlining the significance of the 18-minute speech that was recognized as the Memory of the World Register by UNESCO in 2017.
He reviewed importance of Bangabandhu’s eloquet speech on March 7, 1971. He said, “Among the other speakers the invited diplomats, prominent journalists and professors expressed their high appreciation on the progress of Bangladesh.”
They paid their highest tributes to the memory of Banglabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The mission’s officers read out the messages from President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A documentary was also screened on the historic speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which he delivered on the March 7, 1971.
Later a cultural programme was held in the evening at Maitree Hall of Bangladesh High Commission.
The programme was attended by number of Ambassadors, diplomats, local elites and media personalities.
Source: United News of Bangladesh