The United Kingdom’s second tallest
building in London’s high-profile business district Canary Warf has
been lit up in red and green, marking the 50th Anniversary of
High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK and Ireland Saida Muna
Tasneem along with Canary Warf Group Chairman and CEO Sir George
Iacobescu CBE inaugurated the special lighting on Monday evening,
according to a press release received here today.
National anthems of Bangladesh and the UK were played and the podium
and nearby waterfront were magnificently illuminated in red and green,
marking the occasion.
While lighting up the ‘One Canada Square, the Canary Warf Group’s
headquarters, Tasneem said, “I am delighted to illuminate the most
important building in the historic borough of Tower Hamlets where
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made several
visits including his historic visit in 1969.”
The High Commissioner mentioned that Bangladesh flag was raised at
the Westminster Abbey, Tower Hamlets Mayor office known as Town Hall
and Bromley Public Hall at Tower Hamlets at the initiative of the
London High Commission on the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s
Speaking on the occasion, Sir Iacobescu highly commended
Bangladesh’s spectacular successes in the socio-economic fronts in the
past decade and achievements of the British-Bangladeshi community in
He chanted the historic ‘Joy Bangla’ slogan in Bangla to express
solidarity with the spirit of the War of Independence of Bangladesh.
Lighting up of the Canary Warf is a part of Bangladesh High
Commission’s nine-month celebration of the 50th Anniversary of
Bangladesh’s Independence that began in London on 26 March.
Canary Warf Group is the UK’s largest corporate group that employees
many British-Bangladeshis and promotes charity and sports between
Bangladesh and the UK.
Earlier on 26 March, the iconic London Eye was lit up, marking the
Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)