The 73rd birth anniversary of valiant freedom fighter Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal was observed at Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Friday in a befitting manner.
The Embassy organised different programs at the Bangabandhu auditorium to commemorate outstanding contributions of Shaheed Sheikh Kamal to the fields of sports and culture of the country alongside development of the society and nation.
The programmes began with reading out of messages from the President and Prime Minister.
Minister (Economic) Md Mahadee Hassan and Minister (Political) Dewan Ali Ashraf read out the messages.
Later, a discussion session was held.
Taking part in the discussion, Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States M Shahidul Islam recalled Shaheed Sheikh Kamal's outstanding contributions to the great Liberation War, rebuilding the war-ravaged Bangladesh and the development of sports and culture after independence, said a media release.
Ambassador Islam said Sheikh Kamal possessed multidimensional talents and was a role model for the youthfolk.
Shaheed Sheikh Kamal's contributions to sports, music, drama and other fields will be remembered forever in the country's history, he continued.
Ambassador Islam hoped that the country's young generation would take sports and cultural arenas to the highest peak of the success by following the ideology of Shaheed Sheikh Kamal.
Deputy Chief of the Mission Ferdousi Shahriar, Minister (Economic) Md. Mahadee Hassan and Minister (Press) AZM Sajjad Hossain took part in the discussion.
Counsellor and Head of Chancery Md Mahmudul Islam conducted the programmes.
After the discussion, a documentary on the life and works of Shaheed Sheikh Kamal was screened.
A special prayer was offered, seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Sheikh Kamal, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, their family members, and others martyred on the fateful night of 15 August 1975.
Earlier, the Ambassador placed a floral wreath at the portrait of Shaheed Sheikh Kamal to pay his homage.
Officers of the Embassy were present on the occasion.