Missions abroad celebrate Bangabandhu’s birth centenary inauguration

DHAKA, All 77 Bangladesh missions abroad have

celebrated the inauguration of Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner.

Most of the missions scaled down their celebration programme to avoid mass

gathering for ensuring public health safety due to deadly coronavirus

outbreak across the globe.

Bangladesh’s mission in Tokyo was the first to hold the celebration

programme on Tuesday by hoisting the national flag along with national anthem

as well as organized a discussion on the life and works of Bangabandhu and

his struggle over Bangladesh’s independence on the mission premises.

Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi joined Bangabandhu’s birth

centenary celebration by placing wreaths at his portrait at the chancery

building there.

High Commissioner Muhammad Imran along with the members of the mission

hoisted the national flag atop the mission to mark Bangabandhu’s birth

centenary and the National Children’s Day.

The Bangladesh permanent mission at the United Nations in New York also

celebrated the inauguration of Mujib Year by placing wreath at Bangabandhu’s

portrait and a discussion meeting.

At the discussion, Bangladesh’s permanent resident in the UN ambassador

Rabab Fatima said Bangladesh permanent mission has chalked out a plan to hold

different programme at the UN headquarters marking the birth centenary of the

Father of the Nation.

Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, D.C. also joined the nation and

elsewhere in the world — to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the

architect of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman — offering

profound respect, deep gratitude and unalloyed love for the great leader.

The embassy celebrated Bangabandhu’s birth centenary in-house complying

with the guidelines of the US authorities to stop the spread of coronavirus.

In celebration of the day, Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad

Ziauddin hoisted the national flag ceremoniously with the tune of the

national anthem being played and placed a wreath at the bust of Bangabandhu.

In his remarks, Ambassador Ziauddin paid rich tributes to the Father of

the Nation and Bangabandhu’s booming voice demanding a home for the oppressed

Bengalis reverberated around the world which finally leads to the birth of

Bangladesh.

Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa, Canada also celebrated the occasion

in an identical manner.

UNESCO celebrated the Mujib Year across the globe. Washington, D.C.

declared Mujib Year from March 17, 2020, to March 17, 2021, as a mark of

respect to Bangladesh’s founding leader. New York Senate, Michigan State and

Senate also paid special tributes to Bangabandhu.

At the celebration, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Canada Mizanur Rahman

unveiled a commemorative postal stamp which was released by the Canadian

Postal department marking the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu.

In Beijing, Bangladesh ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman hoisted the

national flag through a rendition of the national anthem and placed floral

wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur

Rahman at the Embassy.

Ambassador Zaman said following the visionary foreign policy, articulated

by Bangabandhu, Bangladesh continues to achieve remarkable success in her

bilateral, multilateral and regional engagements.

A special documentary on Bangabandhu’s life, achievements and emergence of

Bangladesh was screened while different poetries on Bangabandhu and the

liberation war were recited on the embassy premises.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Australia Mohammad Sufiur Rahman along

with members of Bangladesh diaspora formally launched the “Mujib Year” by

flying balloons at the Chancery in Canberra while a booklet prepared for

Mujib Year titled – ‘Mujib: the architect of Bangladesh’ was released.

An exhibition of rare photos of Bangabandhu- has been arranged at the

Ouderland Library of the Chancery for display throughout the year.

The other Bangladesh missions in different countries including France,

Austria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Korea and Singapore celebrated the

inauguration of Mujib Year through various programmes.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, declared

the Mujib Barsho’ (Mujib Year) from March 17, 2020 to March 26, 2021 to let

the people know the life and works of the great leader.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)