DHAKA, Dec 17, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York celebrated the Victory Day-2016 in a befitting manner on December 16.
According to a message received here today, the celebration began with the hoisting of the national flag on the mission premises with the playing of the national anthem in the morning.
Later a discussion was held at Bangabandhu Auditorium in the evening.
A large number of non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs), including freedom fighters, cultural personalities, political leaders, businessmen and journalists took part in the function.
Messages from the President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Affairs Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ministry M Shahriar Alam were read out on the occasion.
The mission also offered special prayers for the salvation of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders and 30 lakh martyrs of the Liberation War.
Charge 'd Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Permanent Mission to UN Tareq M Ariful Islam delivered a welcome addressed while Prime Minister's Adviser on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Towfiq-e-Ehahi Chowdhury addressed the function as the main speaker
Bangladesh Consul General in New York M Shamim Ahsan, US Awami League Acting President M Aktar Hossain, Acting General Secretary Abdul Mukit Chowdhury and freedom fighters Dr. Abdul Baten and Khurshid Anowar Bablu took part in the discussion among others.
Towfiq-e-Ehahi Chowdhury highlighted the achievements of Bangladesh under the bold and farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and urged the expatriate to contribute more to country's development.
Tareq M Ariful Islam said Bangladesh has achieved a respectful position in UN and other international forums under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The discussion meeting was followed by a cultural function.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)