Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Friday paid homage to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib and valiant freedom fighter Sheikh Kamal on the occasion of their birth anniversaries.
The mother and son were both assassinated along with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most members of their families on the brutal night of August 15, 1975.
The 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata and the 71st anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Kamal were observed with due solemnity through holding of discussion and placing wreaths at their portraits at Bangabandhu Corner at the chancery building.
Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib and valiant freedom fighter Sheikh Kamal.
High Commissioner Muhammad Imran led the officers and staff of the mission in laying the wreaths.
He later presided by a discussion meeting on the life and work of Bangamata and Sheikh Kamal at the chancery’s conference hall.
Muhammad Imran said Bangamata played a pivotal role in the making of Bangabandhu by inspiring him from behind the scene in helping him take crucial political decisions in different stages of national life.
At the same time Bangamata quietly but very efficiently took care of their family through difficult times.
The High Commissioner recalled his memory with Sheikh Kamal and admired him for his exceptional capacity to organize sports, art and music after the 1971 War of Liberation.
He also recalled Sheikh Kamal’s role during the liberation war when he acted as the ADC of Commander-in-chief Gen. MAG Osmani.
At the meeting a message from President Abdul Hamid was read out by Deputy High Commissioner Rokeb-ul-Haque and one from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by ADA Lt. Col. Sheikh Ramiz Uddin Md Waseem.
Farid Hossain, Minister (Press), at the mission also spoke on the occasion. Md. Nurul Islam, Minister (Political) conducted the meeting.
A doa was offered seeking divine blessing for Bangamata and Sheikh Kamal.