NEW DELHI, Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi
today observed the Genocide Day to pay tribute to those, who sacrificed their
lives on the black night of March 25, 1971 when Pakistani occupation forces
carried out brutality on the unarmed Bengalis.
To mark the day, the high
commission arranged an in-house programme with
the presence of its officials due to total lockdown and curfew imposed by
Indian government since March 24, 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The programmes included
discussion meeting, reading out messages from
President of Bangladesh M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh High Commissioner
to India Muhammad Imran presided over the
discussion meeting attended by the officials of the High Commission. A moment
of silence was observed as a tribute to the victims of Genocide Day.
The high commissioner paid
respect to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs who sacrificed their lives on this
night as well as during Bangladesh’s nine month long War of Liberation in
“The significance of the
Genocide Day lies in the fact that it reminds the
contemporary generations of the bravery of their forefathers and carries a
realization that every killing should be accounted for,” he said.
At the end of the programme,
a special prayer was offered for the eternal
peace of the departed soul of martyrs of the Liberation War of Bangladesh,
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members
who were brutally killed on August 15, 1975.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)