Apasen, a British-Bangladeshi charity organisation, organized a colourful event in London to celebrate the golden jubilee of Bangladesh independence on the occasion of the organisation’s 37th anniversary.
A function in this regard was arranged in the People's Palace Great Hall of the Queen Mary University in East London on Sunday.
Legendary BBC journalist Sir Mark Tully, who provided the news coverage of the war of liberation, joined the event virtually. Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson also sent their greetings on the occasion.
Speaking at the function Sayeda Muna Tasnim, Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK, said it was the largest and most spectacular Bangladeshi event she had seen during her tenure here.
On this occasion mementos were handed over to the freedom fighters staying in the UK.
The three-and-a-half-hour event featured screening of documentaries on the war of liberation, culture and nature of Bangladesh, Apasen activities, Bangladesh Betar music, modern music, folk and modern dances, poetry, etc.
A commemorative publication was also issued by Apasen on the 50 years of independence celebration.