MoFA marks historic March 7, pays tribute to Bangabandhu
Publish- March 07, 2021, 10:27 PM
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Update- March 08, 2021, 12:28 AM
Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary and Rector of Foreign Service Academy paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday emphasised spreading the message of Bangabandhu's historic March 7 speech at home and abroad and encouraged youngsters to get inspired by it and play roles in building ‘Sonar Bangla’.
He made remarks at a seminar marking the historic March 7.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Bangabandhu Research Centre for Foreign Policy and Diplomacy jointly hosted the programme at the Foreign Service Academy.
Foreign Minister Momen said Bangabandhu's Bangladesh is now on higher trajectory of development.
Former Finance Minister AMA Muhith spoke as key speaker at the event while Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen attended as special guest.
FBCCI President Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Policy Research Institute (PRI) Executive Director Dr Ahsan H Mansur and Foreign Service Academy Rector Syed Masud Mahmood Khundoker also spoke.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary and Rector of Foreign Service Academy paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi.
Public Diplomacy wing of MoFA on Sunday released a video highlighting historic March 7 Speech of Bangabandhu.
The Father of the Nation delivered the historic speech in 1971, which provided utmost inspiration to the Bengali people in their quest for freedom and emancipation.
The landmark speech also energised the entire nation and prepared the people for the Liberation War in 1971.
UNESCO included the speech in the Memory of the World International Register, a list of world's important documentary heritage, in 2017.
The speech effectively declared the independence of Bangladesh. It constitutes a faithful documentation of how the failure of post-colonial nation-states to develop inclusive, democratic society alienates their population belonging to different ethnic, cultural, linguistic or religious groups.
The speech was extempore and there was no written script. However, the speech survived in the audio as well as AV versions.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Embassy in Paris and Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to UNESCO have unveiled a book titled "The Historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: A World Documentary Heritage".
The book has been published in all of UN's official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The book, unveiled on Friday, contains special messages of President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Education Minister Dipu Moni.