Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday celebrated the golden jubilee of the conferment of the Joliot-Curie Peace Medal on greatest Bangalee of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in a befitting manner.
On 23 May 1973, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of independence and the forerunner of democracy and peace movement, was awarded the Joliot-Curie Peace Prize by the World Peace Council.
To commemorate the historic day, the Bangladesh Embassy organized a program for paying rich tributes to the Father of the Nation remembering his outstanding contributions to establishing peace in the world, said a press release received here today.
The program commenced with placing a floral wreath by officials and employees led by Ambassador Muhammad Imran at the bust of Father of the Nation at Bangabandhu Corner of the Embassy.
Afterward, a discussion highlighting Bangabandhu's undaunted leadership in Bangladesh's great Liberation War and advancing world peace movement was held.
Taking part in the discussion, the Bangladesh envoy paid deepest homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and recalled his great role in achieving independence and establishing world peace.
Describing May 23 as a glorious day for the Bengali nation, Imran said the Father of the Nation dedicated his entire life to the quest for peace and freedom.
"During his long political career, Bangabandhu always supported the peace-loving people at home and abroad and stood beside them", he added.
Ambassador Imran said the World Peace Council awarded Bangabandhu their highest prize Joliot-Curie Peace Medal for his outstanding contribution to global peace and freedom.
Minister (Economic) Md. Mahadee Hasan also took part in the discussion and focused on the Father of the Nation's long struggle to earn independence and establish world peace.
Earlier, messages from the President and the Prime Minister were read out by Deputy Chief of Mission Ferdousi Shahriar and Counsellor (Public Diplomacy) Arifa Rahman Ruma.
Later, a documentary was screened on the occasion.
The program ended with offering a special prayer seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his other family members martyred on the fateful night of August 15, 1975.
Head of Chancery and Counsellor (Political) Md Moniruzzaman conducted the program.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha