Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Saturday celebrated the Independence and National Day with a vow to continue to work for boosting the country’s positive image abroad.
The mission paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Liberation War martyrs by offering special prayers.
In the morning High Commissioner Muhammad Imran led the flag hosting ceremony at the mission.
The national anthem was played to mark the day.
Independence Day messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam were read out.
Deputy High Commissioner Md. Nural Islam read out the President’s message and Minister (Commerce) Dr. A K M Atiqul Haque read out the Prime Minister’s message.
Minister (Press) Shaban Mahmood also joined.
Before the discussion the High Commissioner placed floral wreath on Bangabandhu’s portrait with the officers and staff of the High Commission.
Bangladesh Biman Airlines and Bangladesh Sangbad Sanghsta – BSS, Delhi staff members were present.
High Commissioner Imran said the farsighted leadership and uncompromising struggle of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought the independence.
He also mentioned that it is a very important to get know about Bangabandhu first to know the history of Bangladesh.
"Our independence was based on Bangabandhu’s dream of socio-economic emancipation of the people of Bangladesh. Today the dream becomes reality due to able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her relentless efforts," he said.
The High Commissioner said the new generation should follow the ideology of Bangabandhu. " If we perform our duty and responsibility with honesty and integrity, we will be able to achieve the dreams of Bangabandhu and transform our motherland as Sonar Bangla."
A special prayer was offered for the salvation of the departed souls of all the martyrs of the Liberation War of Bangladesh.