Government Policy

Historic March 7 observed in missions abroad

Bangladesh missions abroad observed the

‘historic March 7' today, recalling the epoch-making speech of Father of the

Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that inspired the Bengalee nation to

fight against the Pakistani forces and bring the independence of Bangladesh

in 1971.

Bangladesh Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Bangladesh in

Hanoi, Vietnam, Consulate General of Bangladesh in Kunming, China, the

Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo, Japan and the Deputy High Commission of

Bangladesh, Mumbai observed the historic March 7 with patriotic zeal

remembering Bangabandhu’s iconic speech, according to messages received here

today.

As part of the observance, the messages of the President and the Prime

Minister were read out there.

Leaders and representatives of different social, political, cultural

professional organizations and a huge number of expatriate Bangladeshis

joined the programmes at the respective missions’ premises.

Bangladesh Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan observed the Historic March 7

Speech of Bangabandhu with due solemnity and respect at the Chancery of the

Embassy.

The programmes started with playing National anthem and hoisting of

National flag by Bangladesh Ambassador Md Zahangir Alam.

At the beginning, message from the president was read out by Ambassador Md

Zahangir Alam and message of prime minister by Nripendra Chandra Debnath,

Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission.

The historic March 7 was celebrated with due solemnity and dignity at

Consulate General of Bangladesh in Kunming, China.

Discussion, meetings and cultural programmes were organized on the

occasion.

The Consulate General inaugurated the day’s programmes by hoisting the

national flag.

Other programmes included wreath-laying at the portrait of Father of the

Nation, special prayers and munajat, reading out messages of the President

and Prime Minister and screening documentary on March 7 speech.

The Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo, Japan celebrated the historic March 7 with

due dignity.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan

Shahabuddin Ahmed along with embassy officials and staff paid homage to

Bangabandhu’s portrait at the embassy premises in the morning by placing

wreaths.

Later, the national flag was hoisted on the premises alongside playing the

national anthem.

A ‘one minute silence’ was observed as mark of profound respect to the

memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman there.

Special prayers were offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of

Bangabandhu and his family members and all the martyrs of the great

Liberation War.

Later, messages of the President and the Prime Minister were read out on

the occasion of the day.

A significant number of Japanese citizens and expatriate Bangladeshis

participated in the event.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)