Dhaka, Mar 7 (UNB) - Bangladesh missions in New Delhi and Islamabad on Thursday observed historic 7th March recalling the epoch-making speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that led the nation to the country’s independence.
High Commission in New Delhi held a meeting to discuss the significance of the historic 7th March speech that had inspired and motivated the Bangalees to fight for their nation’s independence in 1971.
High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali presided over the meeting, according to Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
Mission officials took part in the discussion of the importance of this remarkable day in the nation's history and Bangladesh’s independent struggle in 1971.
Muazzem Ali highlighted the significance of Bangabandhu’s 7 March speech and said the 7 March Speech has been the centre point in the history of Bangladesh’s Liberation War.
He said inclusion of the speech in the “UNESCO Memory of the World Registrar’ as the documentary heritage is a great pride for all Bangladeshis.
Through this recognition by UNESCO, the speech has now been internationalised.
The High Commissioner urged all citizens of the country, especially the young generation, to study carefully the historic speech of 7th March to understand the glorious history of the country’s Liberation War and political wisdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad also observed the historic day of 7th March. In the morning, a discussion meeting was held at the chancery premises with High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Pakistan Tarik Ahsan in the chair.
During the discussion session, speakers dwelt on the significance of the 7th March speech.
High Commissioner Tarik Ahsan paid homage to the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He said the historic speech of 7th March ushered in a new chapter of liberation struggle.
Following the discussion, a session of recitation of poems based on Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech was held.
Later, a video documentary on the Bangabandhu’s historic 7th March speech was screened.
Messages, issued on this occasion by the President and Prime Minister, were read out at the programme. A special prayer was held seeking divine blessings for Bangabandhu and independence martyrs.
Expatriate Bangladeshis and officials of the mission joined the programme.